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Hospital settles with doctor critical of concurrent surgery

Nov. 8, 2019 9:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for an orthopedic surgeon says Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay $13 million to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit. The Boston Globe reports Dr. Dennis Burke's lawyer disclosed the settlement terms Thursday, which included offering Burke his job back and naming a...

Former defense secretary: Trump committed impeachable act

Nov. 5, 2019 8:24 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, who served on the House Judiciary Committee that investigated President Richard Nixon, said Tuesday that he believes President Donald Trump committed "an impeachable act." The Republican former senator from Maine told The Associated Press that...

Obama speechwriters to discuss Judaism at Northwestern

Nov. 2, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Speechwriters for former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama plan to discuss Judaism and spirituality at Northwestern University. Sarah Hurwitz and Cody Keenan will be featured at "Finding Meaning and Spirituality in Judaism." It is sponsored by Northwestern Hillel...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

Nov. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the...

Harris campaign cuts headquarters staff, moves some to Iowa

Oct. 30, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest,...

Trump skips ASEAN meet, sends security adviser O'Brien, Ross

Oct. 30, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that will widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'Brien, who...

Biden's communion denial highlights faith-politics conflict

Oct. 29, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest's denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths: balancing religious values with a campaign that asks them to choose a side in polarizing moral debates....

Growing uncertainty looms over Democrats' 2020 primary

Oct. 28, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Look no further than Pearl City Station, a plain brick building set along the banks of the Mississippi River, to understand the growing sense of uncertainty seeping into the Democratic Party's 2020 primary contest. Inside, 200 Iowa Democrats recently sized up Joe Biden, the former...

Taliban say new intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in China

Oct. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fresh round of intra-Afghan peace talks will be held in China next week, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said Tuesday, raising hopes for renewed negotiations, even as violence surges in Afghanistan's 18-year war. The talks planned for Oct. 28 and 29 will be the first meeting between...

Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton

Oct. 22, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

Some Democrats are putting up caution signs for Hillary Clinton as she wades back into presidential politics by casting 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a "Russian asset," mocking President Donald Trump's dealings with a foreign leader and drawing counterattacks from both. Bernie Sanders, who lost the 2016...