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Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

Jul. 22, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a...

Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

Jul. 21, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a...

Egypt rejects Jewish-nation law passed by Israeli parliament

Jul. 21, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's government says it rejects a controversial legislation passed by Israel's parliament defining Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people. Saturday's statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says the law adopted Thursday by the Knesset "consolidates the notion of occupation and...

Analysis: Few good options for NFL owners on player protests

Jul. 21, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to...

Inside Trump's isolation after Putin summit, walkbacks

Jul. 21, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Facing condemnation from allies and foes alike on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump was outnumbered even in the Oval Office. Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he'd made raising doubts about U.S. intelligence conclusions of...

Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

Jul. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker." The streaming service on Friday announced...

Vote delayed on dissolving town targeted by supremacist

Jul. 20, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

LEITH, N.D. (AP) — A vote has been delayed on whether to dissolve the small North Dakota town of Leith that drew international headlines in 2013 when a white supremacist unsuccessfully tried to take it over. Some residents are worried that two write-in candidates elected to the town's council earlier this...

Papa John's notes inquiry after reports of sexist behavior

Jul. 19, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's says it is already investigating and will take action if necessary as a report says founder John Schnatter oversaw a culture where women were subject to sexist behavior. The Forbes story Thursday follows a report by the magazine last week that said Schnatter used a racial slur...

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Jul. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic. Orban and Netanyahu held a joint news...

White St. Louis police chief candidate alleges bias

Jul. 18, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The white former interim police chief of St. Louis is alleging discrimination based on race in the selection of a permanent chief. Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole was among six finalists for the permanent job late last year. The job went to the only other internal candidate, John Hayden , who is...