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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

Oct. 19, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization." It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican...

Last Colorado recall petition against a Democrat also fails

Oct. 18, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The last citizen attempt to seek a recall of a Colorado Democratic state official this year has failed. The Denver Post reported Friday that organizers seeking a recall election against Senate President Leroy Garcia of Pueblo handed in less than 1 percent of voter signatures required to force...

Man who threatened Trump family, media figures gets 5 years

Oct. 18, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area man with a history of severe mental illness has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Donald Trump's family, synagogues and media figures. Chase Bliss Colasurdo was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May. He was arrested after...

Georgia firefighter accused of stealing guns, burning house

Oct. 18, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia firefighter is jailed on 16 felony charges after investigators say he stole guns from his in-laws' house and burned it to the ground. The Georgia Department of Insurance says 36-year-old Carey Lee Wolfe broke into the home in White on Oct. 4 and then set it ablaze....

Official attempts to ban guns at St. Louis parks

Oct. 18, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis official is seeking to designate the city's parks as child care facilities so they're exempt from a Missouri law allowing people to carry concealed firearms without permits and training. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderman Cara Spencer is introducing a bill Friday...

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 16, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Congress shouldn't be distracted by the impeachment hearings The Post-Journal Oct. 14 Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are...

Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky. Trump points to Bevin's support for gun rights and says the governor is "strong on crime and the border." Trump says Bevin has...

Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after the...