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Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bail

Sep. 25, 2018 5:07 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court ordered President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress arrested Tuesday after the president revoked the senator's 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an unprecedented legal move the legislator called a...

Rosenstein's job to be topic of Thursday meeting with Trump

Sep. 25, 2018 12:43 AM 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 on Thursday. That's when the...

Faced with second accuser, Republicans fight for Kavanaugh

Sep. 25, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of...

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate...

Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

Sep. 24, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

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...

Clarification: US-Obit-Hawaii-Senator-Akaka story

Sep. 24, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story on April 6, 2018, The Associated Press reported that former U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress. Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian to serve in the U.S. Senate after Hawaii became a state, but other Native Hawaiians had been elected...

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

Sep. 24, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China. Legislation passed earlier in September by the U.S. House of...

Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Sep. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in black staged a sit-in at Yale Law School on Monday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and demand an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Organizers said allegations of sexual assault and...