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Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Sep. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents. "My suggestion is you're doing this for political reasons," Sen. Sheldon...

Republican US senator: Washington and Moscow should engage

Sep. 6, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An American senator visiting Russia says he believes Moscow and Washington should maintain a dialogue regardless of who becomes U.S. president in the 2020 election. Mike Lee, a member of President Donald Trump's Republican Party, met Friday with Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign...

Les Miles sets out to turnaround moribund Kansas program

Aug. 12, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles has plenty of experience taking over floundering Big 12 football programs. Oklahoma State was coming off three straight losing seasons when he arrived in Stillwater for the 2001 season, a highly regarded coach coming off a stint with the Dallas Cowboys. And in short order,...

Bill to guard Venezuelans from deportation stalls in Senate

Jul. 30, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill aimed at protecting thousands of Venezuelans currently living in the United States from deportation stalled in the Senate on Tuesday after the Democratic minority urged its approval by unanimous consent. Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah raised a procedural objection to the request...

Trump signs Sept. 11 victims' compensation fund extension

Jul. 29, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund helping those impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative gridlock as the number of first responders dying of Ground Zero-related illnesses mounted....

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Jul. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic senators...

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

Jul. 21, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time. Keith Thurman was a whole lot tougher to beat, but the 40-year-old Filipino senator managed to win that vote as well. Pacquiao floored Thurman...