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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

GOP House hopeful's email questions early Trump support

Jan. 27, 2020 1:06 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican congressional hopeful in a critical southern New Mexico race who has made her “100% support for Donald Trump” part of her campaign once sought backing for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president, according to an email. A March 2016 email from former state...

President Donald Trump gestures upon arrival at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, too

Jan. 23, 2020 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With all eyes on Democrats as they prepare to cast their ballots in Iowa's highly anticipated kickoff caucuses, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is working to try to persuade Republican voters to turn out at their caucus sites, too — even if there's no real competition....

U. Maryland ends Chinese-government approved program

Jan. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has announced that federal legislation passed last year has caused the institution to end a Chinese government-approved program that, if continued, could have jeopardized the school's access to important government funding. The university will be...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's

Impeachment trial brings angst for 4 presidential hopefuls

Jan. 22, 2020 4:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The four Democratic senators seeking the White House want to be out there campaigning, but they’re pulled off the presidential campaign trail and into the Senate to serve as jurors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. That means forgoing raucous events and adoring crowds...

Karina Shumate, 21, a college student studying stenography, fills out a voter registration form in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state Legislature. Among the hurdles they'll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation's toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

Jan. 19, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Democrats believe they have a shot at making gains this year in Republican-dominated Texas, including winning control of one house of the Legislature for the first time in nearly two decades. Persuading voters isn't their only challenge. Voting and registration rules crafted by Republicans in recent years also...

Flowers, strong finish lead to Western Michigan's victory

Jan. 18, 2020 7:40 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Michael Flowers scored 18 points and Western Michigan rallied to defeat Kent State 67-63 on Saturday. Brandon Johnson had 12 points and eight rebounds for Western Michigan (9-9, 2-3 Mid-American Conference). Rafael Cruz Jr. added 11 points and B. Artis White had 10 points. The...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

Jan. 12, 2020 1:07 PM EST

The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia —...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Against all evidence, debunked Ukraine theory endures

Jan. 12, 2020 3:07 AM EST

With President Donald Trump's impeachment trial set to begin in the Senate, some Republican allies continue to promote a discredited theory that accuses Ukraine of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election to keep him from winning. The notion, which is not supported by U.S. intelligence agencies, has nonetheless...

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, and others. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump vows new sanctions on already heavily sanctioned Iran

Jan. 8, 2020 1:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will immediately impose new economic sanctions on Iran in response to Iranian missile strikes on U.S. bases in Iraq. “As we continue to evaluate options in response to Iranian aggression, the United States will immediately...

Jackson, Cheese lead Akron over Western Michigan, 84-69

Jan. 7, 2020 10:08 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson scored 26 points and Tyler Cheese added a season-high 25 points as Akron stretched its home winning streak to nine games, topping Western Michigan 84-69 on Tuesday night. Xeyrius Williams had 11 points and eight rebounds for Akron (12-3, 2-0 Mid-American...