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AP FACT CHECK: Trump says troops coming home; they're not

Oct. 21, 2019 12:36 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...

Pelosi leads congressional delegation in Afghanistan visit

Oct. 20, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has led a congressional delegation on a visit to Afghanistan. Her office said in a statement Sunday night the bipartisan delegation met with top Afghan leaders, civil society representatives and U.S. military chiefs and troops serving there. Pelosi says the...

Boeing says it regrets concerns over internal messages

Oct. 20, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing says it regrets concerns raised about internal communications it recently handed over to Congress and federal regulators that are investigating two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max airplanes. The company said in a statement Sunday it's unfortunate that messages between...

New York Medal of Honor recipient won't run for Congress

Oct. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia (bell-uh-VEEH-uh) says he will not run for the 27th Congressional District seat recently vacated by Chris Collins. In a statement Sunday, Bellavia said he has "a new responsibility to the U.S. Army." He said he plans on "traveling the country, as an...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear lame-duck arguments

Oct. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies will make one last attempt to block their Republican rivals' contentious lame-duck laws on Monday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a union lawsuit challenging the provisions. Things look bleak for the party after conservatives...

Schools in 4 counties get $300k for farm-to-school programs

Oct. 20, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says some of the schools in four Vermont counties will be promoting farm-to-school food programs with the help of $300,000 in federal grants. The money will help the schools in Franklin, Grand Isle, Caledonia and Orange counties to connect their classrooms,...

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct. 20, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by Healthy...

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

Oct. 19, 2019 10:47 PM 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...

Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

Oct. 19, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have...

GOP congressman weighing impeachment won't seek new term

Oct. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Francis Rooney, one of the few Republicans openly weighing whether to impeach President Donald Trump, said Saturday he will not run for reelection. Asked if he needed or hoped for a third term in 2020, he told Fox News, "I don't really think I do and I don't think I really...