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'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Genre-bending bio of Thomas Edison is highly illuminating

Oct. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

"Edison," Random House, by Edmund Morris The late Edmund Morris, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer known for his willingness to brush aside the norms of his genre if it suited his narrative ends, does it again in his final book: a fresh look at Thomas Alva Edison, perhaps America's most prolific and...

Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe

Oct. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White House objections, the diplomats are...

Correction: Trump-Perry story

Oct. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. A corrected version of the story is below: Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it...

The story of an Alabama actor's long-forgotten pool table

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (AP) — Jim Nabors never forgot his humble Talladega County roots, or his old friend Jimmy Pursell. So, four years before he died, the small-town kid from Sylacauga who made it big on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." invited Pursell's son, David, and daughter-in-law,...

Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

Oct. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the state, the other because of what it portends for abortion rights and access nationwide. And, both, in part,...

Miami holds off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 for 1st ACC win

Oct. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami used its backup quarterback and a kicker who had not seen game action since high school three years ago. And the Hurricanes might have saved their season. N'Kosi Perry threw for a touchdown on the opening drive and ran for another with 2:31 remaining, Turner Davidson was 3...

Today in History

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2019. There are 81 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland. On this...

Florida congressman turns Trump support into recognition

Oct. 9, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Long before Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz was calling the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "Captain Kangaroo," he built a reputation as an agitator who wasn't shy about calling out other lawmakers on social media or with reporters. During a news conference Tuesday,...

Trump honors longtime Reagan associate Edwin Meese

Oct. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Edwin Meese, best known for serving as President Ronald Reagan's attorney general. Meese, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, had a longstanding connection to Reagan that included serving...