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Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...

GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

Oct. 21, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with...

Trump scolded for praising Republican who slammed reporter

Oct. 21, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says the U.S. needs a president who "celebrates the First Amendment," not one who "pretends that beating up a reporter is OK." Nebraska's Ben Sasse (sas) has frequently criticized President Donald Trump for what he considers Trump's uncivil rhetoric. Sasse has said he...

Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

Oct. 21, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday. The coalition said in a statement that while the law of war protects...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 21, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria

Oct. 21, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told reporters...

US general shot in last week's Taliban attack

Oct. 21, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders in Kandahar province last week. U.S. military spokesman Cmdr. Grant W. Neeley provided no other details. The Washington Post reported earlier Sunday that Smiley...

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Oct. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature and hold all the state's congressional seats. So it was something of a surprise...

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

Wisconsin's Walker confronts dire political outlook

Oct. 21, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Standing in front of a beer pasteurizing tank at a Milwaukee manufacturing company, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker watched as former Gov. Tommy Thompson exhorted a friendly Republican crowd to help Walker prevail in his surprisingly precarious race for a third term. "I know the recipe works,"...

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Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

Oct. 21, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday. The coalition said in a statement that while the law of war protects...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...

US general shot in last week's Taliban attack

Oct. 21, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders in Kandahar province last week. U.S. military spokesman Cmdr. Grant W. Neeley provided no other details. The Washington Post reported earlier Sunday that Smiley...

Colorado woman receives late husband's WWII benefits

Oct. 21, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 95-year-old Colorado woman has finally started receiving survivor benefits from the U.S. government more than 20 years after her World War II veteran husband died. Loveland resident Betty Sheneman has been awarded a monthly benefit of $1,289, a one-time burial benefit of $1,050 and...

The Latest: Khashoggi's fiancée put under police protection

Oct. 21, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Turkey's official news agency says the fiancée of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has been given 24-hour police protection. Anadolu news...

Arizona to focus on putting out e-cigarette use among youths

Oct. 21, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Taking a puff off an electronic cigarette won't be a popular activity among Arizona's youth if state health officials have anything to say about it. The State Department of Health Services is planning to mount an aggressive anti-vape campaign in December as well as pursue any e-cigarette...

GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

Oct. 21, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...

Houston company recalls salad with chicken products

Oct. 21, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston company has recalled nearly 1,800 pounds (817 kilograms) of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products because a corn ingredient may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says GHSW recalled salads produced Oct. 1 through last Thursday, with...

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

Oct. 21, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe...