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South Dakota man linked to Butina pleads in fraud case

Nov. 18, 2019 8:11 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who was linked to an admitted Russian covert agent agreed to plead guilty in a fraud scheme that authorities said bilked at least $2.3 million from 78 people, according to a court filing Monday. Businessman and conservative political operative Paul Erickson...

Reagan statue unveiled in Berlin at Cold War speech site

Nov. 8, 2019 12:05 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Berlin unveiled a statue of Ronald Reagan on Friday at a site overlooking the location of the former president's iconic speech imploring the Soviet Union to remove the Berlin Wall. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the inauguration of the work a "monumental moment"...

Pompeo stresses NATO's importance in Germany visit

Nov. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his German counterpart stressed the close ties between their two countries Thursday, batting away talk of trans-Atlantic friction and insisting that the NATO alliance that both are part of remains relevant today. Their strong defense of the...

Women keep up wins in Trump-era political surge

Nov. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In its 400-year history, Virginia's House of Delegates has never been led by a woman. There's a good chance that might change soon. Two women are among the contenders for the powerful role of House speaker after Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Donald...

Democrats expand edge in California as 2020 looms

Nov. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the 2020 elections approaching, California voter registration figures released Wednesday tell a familiar story: Democrats are expanding their ranks, Republicans are struggling, and the fastest-growing group remains those voters aligned with no party at all — independents. The...

US deficit hits nearly $1 trillion. When will it matter?

Oct. 25, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged 26% from 2018 to $984.4 billion — its highest point in seven years. The gap is widely expected to top $1 trillion in the current budget year and likely remain there for...

Service organization commissions statue of Bush's dog

Oct. 25, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A charity that trains service dogs for disabled veterans has commissioned a statue of the late George H.W. Bush's service dog for the 41st president's library. America's VetDogs has commissioned sculptor Susan Bahary to create the bronze statue of Sully for placement in the...

Donald Trump Jr.: A potent voice for father's campaign

Oct. 21, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

GOP member Rooney 'thinking' about impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman's home turf in swing state Florida. "I love it when he defends me," the president said then. He might feel differently now. The second-term Republican said publicly Friday what others in...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

Oct. 14, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area's coal mining and fracking...