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AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before. Here is a...

NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job

Aug. 16, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander a half-century ago. The new lunar lander —...

US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Aug. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U.S. officials and a congressional aide say the administration informally notified lawmakers of the proposed sale late...

Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rally

Aug. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday that people planning violence or espousing hatred at a weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city "are not welcome here." Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke at a rally with other leaders ahead of the event Saturday, which is also...

Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans

Aug. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet." The...

O'Rourke resuming presidential run with 'major' Texas speech

Aug. 14, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a "major address to the nation" from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting killed 22 people. The Democratic...

Trump amplifies conspiracy theories from perch of presidency

Aug. 13, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — With a pair of weekend retweets, President Donald Trump amplified an unfounded conspiracy theory. It was hardly the first time. His political career began the same way. Trump has a long history of spreading falsehoods drawn from the conservative fringe. His unlikely rise to the...

Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, police

Aug. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America's culture wars seep into this progressive haven. Saturday's rally — and the violence it may bring —...

Correction: Election 2020-Beto O'Rourke story

Aug. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 7 about Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke pausing his campaign travels since the El Paso shooting, The Associated Press erroneously identified a person who O'Rourke gave his cell phone number to as a Walmart employee. Walmart spokeswoman Delia Garcia said...

Latest GOP retirement highlights party's growing peril in TX

Aug. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday's announcement that yet another Republican congressman is retiring highlights the GOP's growing struggle to win the House majority next year and the shifting political leanings of Texas, the nation's second-largest state. Democrats' burgeoning prospects in Texas, which has a...