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Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Feb. 11, 2019 10:12 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area. At a Bureau of Land Management environmental review hearing in Anchorage, Laura Herman urged that no drilling...

Former Rep. Dingell, US's longest-serving lawmaker, dies

Feb. 8, 2019 10:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring...

John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92

Feb. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is said to...

Today in History

Feb. 7, 2019 7:16 PM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2019. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade embargo on Cuba. On this date: In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states' sovereign...

Democrats seek Green New Deal to address climate change

Feb. 7, 2019 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump's failure to mention climate change in his...

Trump stresses anti-abortion focus in appeal to evangelicals

Feb. 7, 2019 1:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used an appearance at a high-profile religious gathering Thursday to stress anti-abortion policies and appeal to conservative, Christian voters as the 2020 election campaign gets underway. "As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society, we must...

Today in History

Feb. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2019. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade embargo on Cuba. On this date: In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states' sovereign...

3 St. Louis-area WWII veterans honored by France

Jan. 27, 2019 1:03 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three St. Louis-area World War II veterans in their 90s who played roles in liberating France from Nazi occupation have been given France's Legion of Honor. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a ceremony on Wednesday at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis honored 95-year-old...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerations on wall, NKorea, economy

Jan. 26, 2019 9:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump declared that the remains of U.S. service members are "back home where they belong" from North Korea, though that mission has barely started and already has run into a roadblock. He exaggerated economic performance under his presidency and the...

Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

Jan. 24, 2019 12:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that "no venue...