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Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

Review: Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Nov. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

Of all the statistics involving the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program — better known as the “Torture Report” — let’s focus on this for a second: It had 38,000 footnotes. This mammoth piece of work,...

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

Nov. 12, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes. It doesn't exactly scream Hollywood. But from an early stage, writer-director Scott Z. Burns was drawn to the...

Progressive lawyer Boudin wins San Francisco's DA race

Nov. 10, 2019 9:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night...

Senate panel advances judicial nominee on party-line vote

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a top aide to President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court post Thursday, despite complaints from lawmakers about his refusal to answer questions about his record at the Education Department and the White House. Steven Menashi, an...

Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges

Nov. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate as he sought to demonstrate progress in meeting the concerns of many conservatives. Trump's victory lap came as the Senate neared...

$2 million Juvenile tops opening day of Breeders' Cup

Oct. 31, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Breeders' Cup weekend kicks off with five stakes Friday, topped by the $2 million Juvenile, as Santa Anita hosts the world championships for a record 10th time. Dennis' Moment is the early 8-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Juvenile, whose winner is tabbed as the horse to watch heading...

McKinzie, Code of Honor top Classic field for Breeders' Cup

Oct. 23, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — McKinzie heads a field of 11 horses, including mare Elate against males, for the Breeders' Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert going for a fourth victory in the $6 million race that includes Preakness winner War of Will. The Classic won't have Kentucky Derby winner Country House or...

The Latest: House Democrats subpoena US ambassador to EU

Oct. 8, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on envoy Gordon Sondland's scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill (all times local): 6:10 p.m. House Democrats have subpoenaed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, after he failed to show up at a scheduled deposition Tuesday morning. The deposition was scheduled as...

Sen. Feinstein endorses Biden for president, snubbing Harris

Oct. 8, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has endorsed Joe Biden for president, lining up with a fellow centrist Democrat and onetime Senate colleague and snubbing her home-state counterpart, Sen. Kamala Harris. In a statement Tuesday, Feinstein says she has worked closely with the former vice...