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Obama, Trump offer dueling final pitches to midterm voters

Nov. 4, 2018 9:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — No longer reluctant to speak out, former President Barack Obama delivered a closing argument for Democrats that seeks a firm check on President Donald Trump's policies in Tuesday's midterm elections. Obama and Trump offered competing visions for the country in a split screen of...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 2, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee chairwoman. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Van Hollen; Gov. Bill Haslam, R-Tenn.; Josh Hawley, Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri;...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Man pleads guilty to 3 counts of murder in Walmart shooting

Oct. 10, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that calls for him to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after opening fire inside a crowded Walmart in suburban Denver. Scott Ostrem, 48, also pleaded...

From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond

Oct. 2, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forged their friendship in Africa, thousands of miles away from the divisiveness of Washington. Both spent formative time there as young men in the early 1980s — Coons studying in Kenya during...

Lawmakers work on fix after conservation fund lapses

Oct. 2, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether...

Rosenstein still has his job _ at least till Trump showdown

Sep. 24, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown Thursday. That's when the man...

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Sep. 18, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump's spiraling outrage at the...