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With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

Jan. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House and its...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump. The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump's crack Sunday — "Wouldn't be bad to have a little of that good old...

Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers

Jan. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the flags were removed from the caskets and folded with military precision, there were no family members there to receive them. So, the banners were passed, hand-to-hand, through the crowd. Some mourners wept as they clutched the flags briefly. Others kissed them. But the three...

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American after rally

Jan. 20, 2019 12:13 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life,...

The Latest: Man says students wound up singing with him

Jan. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students mocking a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 11:11 p.m. Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes who is also known as Chief Quese Imc, said he had been a part of the march and was among a small...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

Jan. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump's declaration of...

Michigan sheriff: Warrant needed if ICE wants jail inmates

Jan. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A jail in western Michigan's largest county won't release people to federal immigration agents unless they present an arrest warrant from a judge, a sheriff announced Friday after learning that a mentally ill war veteran born in the U.S. was picked up by the government and held for three...

Strangers rally to attend funeral for veteran who died alone

Jan. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EST

NORTH HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Although an Army veteran had no family with him as he died last month, hundreds of strangers came together Friday for his funeral with military honors thanks to the work of a volunteer. Peter Turnpu, 77, died at his New Jersey home from natural causes. He had no known...

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

Jan. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17...

Prosecutors: Woman collected federal benefits for fake son

Jan. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A military widow has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for falsely claiming to have a son so she could collect more than $100,000 in veterans and Social Security benefits, federal prosecutors say. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports a federal indictment accused 61-year-old...