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Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

Fitzgerald aligns with Trump when announcing Congress bid

Sep. 17, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Republican Scott Fitzgerald, a 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin state Senate, aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump on Tuesday when launching his bid for Congress in a deeply conservative district, defending the president's trade policies and efforts to pay for a...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2019. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade Center's smoking rubble a day after a terrorist attack that shut down the financial...

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

Sep. 10, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The sudden shake-up marked the latest departure of a prominent voice of dissent...

Republican Tiffany launches run for Congress in Wisconsin

Sep. 10, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany promised to be a close ally of President Donald Trump as he launched his bid for Congress in a conservative, rural northern Wisconsin district on Tuesday. Trump easily won the district in 2016 by 20 points, but the special election to replace resigning...

Gov. Baker pushing bill to overhaul housing zoning rules

Sep. 7, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There was a time — say, back in the mid-1970s — where finding a home to buy or an apartment to rent in Massachusetts would cost far less than an arm and a leg. Now, an arm and a leg isn't even enough for a security deposit. The Massachusetts economy is on a tear, but the surge...

Utah's US senators concerned over funding for projects

Sep. 5, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's U.S. senators say about $54 million in funding for two projects at Hill Air Force Base has been diverted to aid construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee have expressed concerns over the decision after the Air Force alerted them Wednesday....

Big tech or big labor? 2020 Democrats line up with unions

Sep. 1, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic Party's 2020 class isn't being shy about picking sides. In a rare injection of presidential politics into a state...

Today in History

Aug. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2019. There are 123 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In 1862, Confederate forces won...

Today in History

Aug. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2019. There are 125 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi, by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a...