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Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

The Latest: Dems slam West Virginia governor for subsidy

Oct. 17, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on The family of the billionaire governor of West Virginia getting a $125,000 taxpayer subsidy (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The West Virginia Democratic Party is slamming the state's billionaire governor after The Associated Press reported that one of his family...

The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's confident that Parliament on Saturday will adopt the Brexit deal he reached with the European Union. Speaking minutes after the deal was adopted Thursday by European leaders, Johnson said it was...

The Latest: Clintons release statement praising Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 1 p.m. Former president Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, are praising the life and work of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a written statement Thursday they called him "a resounding...

UK Labour lawmaker leaves party, says Corbyn unfit to serve

Oct. 17, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A longtime U.K. Labour legislator has left the opposition party and warned that leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to become prime minister. Louise Ellman said Thursday she is leaving the party after 55 years because of Corbyn's failure to confront mounting anti-Semitism in its ranks. The...

The Latest: US airstrikes destroy ammo left behind in Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes Wednesday to destroy ammunition that was left behind when American forces left a cement factory south of Kobani, Syria. The factory had served as a coordination center for...

Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment...

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Oct. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at...

Republican lawmakers unmuzzled in rebuking Trump on Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A "dark day." A "betrayal." The "biggest mistake of this presidency," and "really delusional." And that was President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans. Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria — triggering a deadly Turkish invasion targeting the U.S.'s...

Reports show incumbent Nevada Democrats with large cash lead

Oct. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New campaign fundraising reports show Republicans are gearing up to try to win back two congressional seats in Nevada, but they've got a long way to go to match the money that incumbent Democrats have amassed. Federal election fundraising reports filed by Tuesday night's deadline show...