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Ronald Reagan famously spoke of the 'ash heap of history.' So do several GOP candidates today

Sep. 27, 2023 09:50 AM EDT

The words don't stir the collective national memory like, “ Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." But for students of Ronald Reagan's more notable speeches, “the ash heap of history" may ring a bell, one chiming regularly during the 2024 Republican presidential campaign. ...

Republicans face growing urgency to stop Trump as they enter the second presidential debate

Sep. 27, 2023 07:57 AM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Republicans are meeting for their second presidential debate on Wednesday as Donald Trump's top rivals seek to blunt the momentum of the former president, who is so confident of cruising through the party's primary that he again won't share a stage with them. ...

Jury convicts man with ties to 'boogaloo' movement in 2020 killing of federal security officer

Sep. 26, 2023 22:35 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man with ties to the “boogaloo” extremist movement was convicted of murder and attempted murder by a federal jury Tuesday in the 2020 killing of a federal security officer in Northern California during protests against police brutality. Robert Alvin...

Capitol rioter who trained for a 'firefight' with paintball gets over four years in prison

Sep. 26, 2023 21:21 PM EDT

A California man whom prosecutors say was fixated on arresting Democratic leaders and training for combat with paintball fights after the 2020 presidential election was sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. Edward Badalian...

California education chief Tony Thurmond says he is running for governor in 2026

Sep. 26, 2023 20:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top education official, Tony Thurmond, on Tuesday announced his bid for governor in 2026, a move that comes amid debates about the rights of students and parents, and what role the state should play as school boards approve class materials. ...

Amazon sued by FTC and 17 states over allegations it inflates online prices and overcharges sellers

Sep. 26, 2023 19:04 PM EDT

U.S. regulators and 17 states are suing Amazon over allegations the e-commerce behemoth abuses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on and off its platform, overcharge sellers and stifle competition. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Amazon's home state of...

California governor signs law raising taxes on guns and ammunition to pay for school safety

Sep. 26, 2023 18:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban people from carrying firearms in most public places while doubling the taxes on guns and ammunition sold in the state under two new laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Tuesday that will test the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court's new standard for...

Want to tune in for the second GOP presidential debate? Here's how to watch

Sep. 26, 2023 17:21 PM EDT

The second Republican presidential debate is drawing near with a smaller onstage lineup than the first event last month. Here’s all of the information on how to watch: TUNING IN The two-hour debate will start at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday. It’s being...

Gary Sinise to receive honorary AARP Purpose Prize Award

Sep. 26, 2023 15:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gary Sinise will receive an honorary AARP Award for his work through his foundation that supports military members and first responders. The organization announced Tuesday that Sinise will receive the honorary AARP Purpose Prize awards during a ceremony on Oct....

California Gov. Newsom signs law raising taxes on gun and ammunition sales to pay for school safety, violence prevention

Sep. 26, 2023 14:02 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Newsom signs law raising taxes on gun and ammunition sales to pay for school safety, violence prevention.