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Thurman promises to end Pacquiao's legendary career

May. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct. Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines. That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July...

Mormon church opposes LGBT nondiscrimination measure

May. 13, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its opposition Monday to a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that faces long odds in Congress, saying the legislation doesn't "meet the standard of fairness for all," contending it would strip key religious freedom...

Utah Republicans pick ex-legislator Derek Brown as chairman

May. 4, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — The Utah Republican Party has a new chairman. Former state legislator Derek Brown on Saturday easily defeated three other candidates in the race to succeed Rob Anderson, who did not seek-re-election to the post he won in 2017. Brown was supported by 62 percent of the delegates attending...

Nothing wrong with help from Russians, Trump lawyer says

Apr. 22, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special...

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

Apr. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 19, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. __ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...

1 man killed as small plane crashes in central Mississippi

Apr. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LAKE, Miss. (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to determine why a small, private airplane crashed into a field in central Mississippi and killed the only person found aboard. Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee tells WLBT-TV that the crash happened about midnight Friday near the town of Lake. It killed...

Ex-Senate employee pleads guilty to theft of personal data

Apr. 6, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressional staffer has pleaded guilty to five federal offenses that stem from illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The Justice Department said in statement Friday...

Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen

Apr. 4, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump's foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used powers to demand that his administration withdraw support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen . The Senate passed the same resolution in March with bipartisan support. Trump is...

Less debate time for Trump picks after Senate rules change

Apr. 3, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, rammed through a rules change Wednesday that cuts back debate on most of his picks. In a series of procedural votes, the Republicans indefinitely restored rules in place during...