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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A.E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at age 102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

Feb. 15, 2020 11:21 PM EST

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102. He died...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2004, file photo, Air Force One rises above the packed grand stands along the super stretch at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bush arrived before the race, talked with drivers along pit road and gave the command for drivers to start their engines. President Donald Trump will look to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic Sunday — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500. (Jim Tiller/Daytona Beach News-Journal Pool via AP)

Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500

Feb. 15, 2020 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is out to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. NASCAR drivers may veer to the left during their trip around the oval racetrack, but their fans lean right, which helps explain the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with members of the media after touring the Culinary Health Center, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Klobuchar shifts on immigration before Nevada caucuses

Feb. 15, 2020 12:45 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she no longer believes English should be the national language of the U.S., disavowing a vote she took more than a decade ago as she tries to build support in a state where Hispanics make up a critical constituency. Campaigning in Las...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true

Feb. 13, 2020 9:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Barclays CEO Jes Staley participates in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit at Union West on  in New York. Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating whether Barclays chief executive Jes Staley disclosed full details of his relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the bank said Thursday Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

UK regulators probe Barclays CEO's link to Jeffrey Epstein

Feb. 13, 2020 6:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said Thursday that he deeply regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as the bank revealed that British financial regulators are investigating whether Staley had disclosed the full truth about his ties to the convicted sex offender. In a statement to...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 22, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the South Carolina Democratic Convention in Columbia, S.C. In one of his campaign ads, Buttigieg says that if he’s elected president, Americans wouldn’t have to ask themselves, “whatever happened to, ‘I was hungry and you fed me? I was a stranger and you welcomed me?’” - from the biblical verses of Matthew 25. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Gospel of Matthew's message rings loudly for some 2020 Dems

Feb. 12, 2020 2:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Pete Buttigieg launched his first statewide television ad in South Carolina two months ago, its opening lines may have sounded familiar to a churchgoer. The ad opens with footage from a speech by the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor in which Buttigieg says that if he’s elected...

Company withdraws application to mine near Okefenokee refuge

Feb. 10, 2020 2:23 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company has withdrawn its request for the federal government's permission to dig up minerals near the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, saying it plans to submit a new application that proposes a smaller area for the project. The Army Corps of Engineers disclosed...

Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shake hands on stage Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats' call for change

Feb. 10, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want their party to stand for to challenge President Donald Trump. Will it be the call for revolutionary...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, shakes hands with former Vice President Joe Biden as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., watches Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season's ragged launch

Feb. 8, 2020 7:47 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald Trump gleeful about the chaos. Party leaders are on edge over embarrassing...

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, for the short flight to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Appeals court dismisses Democrats' lawsuit against Trump

Feb. 7, 2020 2:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday dismissed one of several ongoing lawsuits charging that President Donald Trump has illegally profited off the presidency. The lawsuit the court dismissed was filed by Democratic members of Congress in 2017. The court was not ruling on...