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Democrats complain of Trump 'ballot bias' in 2020 election

Jul. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida is hearing arguments over a longstanding state law that reserves the top slot of next year's presidential ballot for the party of the state's governor. That means top billing would go to President Donald Trump, unless he faces a successful Republican...

Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey's 'drift' from West

Jul. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey's decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. "It is very disheartening to see how they have...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet in the Paris suburb of Chantilly. Those two issues, raised by the impact of digitalization on the world economy,...

Moving US land agency west brings praise, prompts questions

Jul. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to Colorado evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday. The Bureau of Land Management scheduled a formal announcement of its plans Tuesday afternoon. A day earlier,...

Trump calls on GOP to oppose House condemnation of tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans Tuesday to stick with him, "not show weakness" and oppose a House resolution condemning his tweets that urged four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. His comments, he insisted, "were NOT Racist." Senate...

Florida sued over sanctuary policy ban

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The city of South Miami and a coalition of immigrant advocates sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday over a new law that forces local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Activists representing farmworkers, Haitian immigrants, and asylum seekers warned...

The Latest: Trump urges look at Thiel allegations on Google

Jul. 16, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 2:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says federal agencies, and possibly Attorney General William Barr, should look into billionaire investor Peter Thiel's allegations that Google may have been infiltrated by...

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...

Parsons snub, 'Schitt's Creek' love among Emmy surprises

Jul. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Emmy Award nominations seemed like a lock: "Game of Thrones" was going to earn a haul . "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" would still charm voters. The final goodbye to "Veep" would surely end in nominations. But who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought "Schitt's Creek" would...