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McSally accuses Sinema of backing "treason" in Senate debate

Oct. 16, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Rep. Martha McSally accused her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, of supporting "treason," citing a 15-year-old radio interview -- a charge that Sinema dismissed as part of a "ridiculous" negative campaign during Monday's debate in the race for Arizona's open Senate seat....

VA asked to change Lincoln quote to include women

Oct. 15, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The words of Abraham Lincoln are usually revered, but not so for some when it comes to the motto for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans groups and Yale Law School students are asking the VA to change its creed, saying it excludes women and ignores their contributions...

Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

Oct. 15, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department...

Iran arrests member of military over deadly Ahvaz attack

Oct. 14, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people. The Sunday report quotes judiciary spokesman Gholamhossin Mohseni Ejehi as saying...

Tester goes on the attack in Montana US Senate race debate

Oct. 13, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He got...

The Latest: Freed pastor prays for Trump in Oval Office

Oct. 13, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Andrew Brunson, the American pastor freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey (all times local): 3 p.m. American pastor Andrew Brunson, recently freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey, has asked God for "supernatural wisdom" for President Donald Trump....

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

Oct. 13, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump...

Portman calls for action at Hollywood women's luncheon

Oct. 12, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration's culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices...

US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

Oct. 12, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues. The court...

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

Oct. 12, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel. According to a U.S. official familiar with the matter, the breach could have affected as...