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New Mexico governor posts her first appointments online

Apr. 23, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has begun publishing a running list of her daily appointments, providing a glimpse of political consultations during her first busy months in office. The schedule of daily events and meetings shows Lujan Grisham set aside time for Native American...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...

Kentucky's economic development chief resigning

Apr. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's economic development secretary, who played a role in the state landing some billion-dollar business projects, said Tuesday he will step down from the job he has held since early 2017 to return to the private sector. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said it was with "regret" that...

AG asks top Kansas court to say who names new appeals judge

Apr. 22, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to settle an unprecedented dispute between Gov. Laura Kelly and a top lawmaker over whether Kelly can name a new lower-court judge after withdrawing her first pick. The Democratic governor announced last week that she is...

A beleaguered Trump feared 'the end of my presidency'

Apr. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...

Alaska Legislature confirms Public Safety commissioner

Apr. 17, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided Alaska Legislature on Wednesday confirmed Amanda Price to lead the Department of Public Safety as she fended off allegations of absenteeism in a prior job. Supporters of Price cast her as fiery and outspoken and the victim of a "witch hunt." Critics cited concern with what...

The Latest: Lawmakers reject Stiver appointment to pot board

Apr. 17, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska Legislature's confirmation of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet and board selections (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Alaska Legislature has rejected the appointment of a marijuana critic to the board that regulates the state's legal marijuana industry. Lawmakers...

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Apr. 17, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...