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US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Aug. 23, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Conservative radio host Joe Walsh; Cindy McCain, widow of late Arizona Sen. John McCain. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Amy...

Pelosi says public doesn't support impeachment

Aug. 23, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi told House Democrats on a conference call Friday, "The public isn't there on impeachment." She told them the case needs to be "as strong" as possible. "If and when we act,...

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

Aug. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 2:35 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a rousing hometown welcome at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco. Harris is looking to California as a...

Ojeda says medical records leak derailed congressional bid

Aug. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against the VA on...

Murphy says White House still open to background checks bill

Aug. 23, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The White House has told U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy that President Donald Trump remains committed to working on expanded background checks legislation for gun purchases, but the Connecticut Democrat acknowledged Friday he's skeptical whether anything will happen. Murphy said he spoke...

The Latest: House blocks resolution condemning neo-Nazis

Aug. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee House electing a new speaker (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A resolution condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacy stalled in the Tennessee House during a special legislative session after lawmakers disagreed over procedural rules. Democratic Rep. John Ray...

Florida man gets 15 months for threatening Bernie Sanders

Aug. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Court records show that a federal judge in Orlando sentenced 58-year-old Robert Francis Pratersch on Friday. He was convicted in April of threatening...

Court hears appeal in Trump bank subpoenas case

Aug. 23, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York indicated Friday that it will take a hard look at the legality of congressional subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump's banking records after a lawyer for the president argued the request was too broad. Three judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...

Geologist to seek Wyoming US Senate seat

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A geologist who has never held statewide public office has announced he is running for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Mike Enzi. R. Mark Armstrong, of Centennial, tells the Laramie Boomerang he will run as a Republican. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is the...