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The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

Sep. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump says South Carolina is in for a "rough few days" in the aftermath of Florence, but assures the state that the federal government "is...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Graham recalls friend McCain with laughter, tears

Aug. 29, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham says his close friend John McCain was "a man who had honor and always was willing to admit to his imperfection." Graham adds, "There's a little McCain in all of us." McCain, the longtime Arizona senator, died Saturday after 13 months battling brain cancer. Graham, a...

Tearful Graham mourns McCain in Senate eulogy

Aug. 28, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's close friend Lindsey Graham mixed laughter and tears on the Senate floor Tuesday as he remembered "Operation Maverick," which he described as lessons in choosing "what's right at your own expense." "He taught me that honor and imperfection are always in competition," Sen....

US adds to growing list of sanctions on Russia

Aug. 21, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers urged tighter economic restrictions on Moscow and Britain's top diplomat accused Russia's leader of pursuing policies that are making the world more dangerous. The Treasury...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 10, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer; Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" —...

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

Aug. 8, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed himself '5 for 5' for Tuesday's Election Day. In battleground Ohio, the...

Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's picks lead

Aug. 8, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for Republican Troy Balderson's...

WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities

Aug. 7, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

Democrats hope to grab a House seat that Republicans have held for decades. A tweet from President Donald Trump could tip a GOP gubernatorial primary in Kansas. Democrats continue to decide how far to the left the party should move. And critical Senate races are coming into focus. What to watch as voters in five...

'Koch brothers' rebrand underway, still a conservative force

Jul. 28, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The conservative Koch brothers are no more — even if they remain a political powerhouse. The Democrats' super villains for much of the last decade have quietly launched a rebranding effort that may vanquish the "Koch brothers" moniker from American politics. The...