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Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Sep. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91....

Manager: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades to come

Sep. 7, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades," transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party delegates in...

The Latest: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades

Sep. 7, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on speech by Trump campaign manager in California (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades." Speaking to a convention of Republican Party...

Nevada, SC, Kansas GOP drop presidential nomination votes

Sep. 7, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. "What is Donald Trump afraid of?" asked one of those rivals, former...

Texas hoping to revive law on burial of fetal remains

Sep. 5, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas attorneys asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive the state's requirement that fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages at health care facilities be buried or cremated. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans gave no indication when...

Peaceful Iceland amazed at weapons in Pence security detail

Sep. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

KEFLAVIK AIRPORT, Iceland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's arrival in Iceland with military jets and armed personnel set eyes popping Wednesday in a nation consistently ranked as the world's most peaceful. The size and standards of the vice president's security detail also required adjustments. The...

Democrat Dan Feltes running for New Hampshire governor

Sep. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu next year. Feltes, in his third term in the state Senate, announced his decision in a web video, saying...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bluster on hurricanes, guns, economy

Sep. 2, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control. Over the weekend, he pointed to mental illness as a likely culprit behind recent shootings in Odessa, Texas, and elsewhere, even though criminologists routinely point to gun ownership as a far better...

GOP Trump challengers won't get much help from their party

Aug. 26, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Never Trump" Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult. And for good reason: Every incumbent president for four-plus decades who has faced a...

AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

Aug. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak...