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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...

Trump's pick for Justice Department's No. 3 job withdraws

Mar. 28, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for the Justice Department's No. 3 position has withdrawn her name from consideration after encountering opposition on the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee because of her past membership in a lawyers' group that has supported abortion rights. Jessie...

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

Mar. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the...

Arizona man gets 3 life terms for 2012 triple killings

Mar. 22, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man convicted of murder in the deaths of a cigar salesman in Phoenix and a couple from the upscale Paradise Valley suburb was given three life sentences Friday, putting an end to seven years of court proceedings that focused more on his mental state. The sentencing was the result of a plea...

The Latest: Arizona man gets 3 life terms for killings

Mar. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of an Arizona man in the 2012 Phoenix slayings of three people (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A man convicted in the deaths seven years ago of a cigar salesman in Phoenix and a couple from an upscale suburb will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge on...

New Mexico issues river warning after Colorado plant failure

Mar. 15, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The winter storm that blasted through the West this week knocked out a mine wastewater treatment plant in Colorado, prompting officials to warn Friday against using water from two rivers downstream in New Mexico. Fluctuating electrical power shut down the treatment plant below the inactive...