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The Latest | Defense lawyers in Trump's hush money trial ask the judge to dismiss the case

May. 20, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's hush money trial entered its final stretch with the prosecution resting its case late Monday afternoon following the conclusion of star witness Michael Cohen 's testimony. Cohen concluded his testimony after nearly four full days on the witness stand....

Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator and veteran political adviser, dies at 58

May. 18, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

Alice Stewart, a CNN political commentator and veteran political adviser who worked on a number of GOP presidential campaigns, has died at age 58, the news network reported Saturday. Police in northern Virginia told CNN that Stewart's body was found outdoors in the Bellevue...

Despite charges, few call for Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar to resign from office

May. 09, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, is facing charges of bribery, money laundering and working on behalf of a foreign government. He is the third lawmaker in Congress to face a federal indictment this session. But unlike his other embattled colleagues, The Texas...

Boy Scouts of America changing name to more inclusive Scouting America after years of woes

May. 07, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America announced after 114 years that it will change its name and will become Scouting America in an effort to emphasize inclusion as it works to move past the turmoil of bankruptcy and a flood of sexual abuse claims. The rebrand is another...

Paying college athletes appears closer than ever. How could it work and what stands in the way?

May. 06, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

A settlement being discussed in an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and major college conferences could cost billions and pave the way for a compensation model for college athletes. An agreement has not been finalized and many questions remain unanswered. It is also unclear if new...

The Latest | Pecker says he wanted to keep tabloid's agreement with Trump 'as quiet as possible'

Apr. 23, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker testified Tuesday that he offered to be the “eyes and ears” of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, a pledge that led to an agreement to give Trump's personal lawyer advance notice of allegations and negative stories that...

Democrats lean into border security as it shapes contest for control of Congress

Apr. 06, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration shaping the elections that will decide control of Congress, Democrats are trying to outflank Republicans and convince voters they can address problems at the U.S. border with Mexico, embracing an issue that has traditionally been used against them. ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Louisiana's presidential primaries

Mar. 20, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana politics have been dominated this year by new Republican Gov. Jeff Landry’s special legislative sessions to address crime and adopt new congressional maps. On Saturday, the focus will shift to the state’s presidential primaries. There’s little...

Sen. Ted Cruz says there's a 50-50 chance of Congress passing college sports legislation this year

Mar. 12, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday there is a 50-50 chance of Congress passing legislation that would provide antitrust protection and regulation to college athletics in the U.S. by the end of the year. Cruz (R-Texas) lowered his previous estimate of 60-40 from last fall...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Hawaii's Republican caucuses

Mar. 08, 2024 21:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Republicans will hold caucuses Tuesday to cast votes in a presidential nomination contest in which former incumbent Donald Trump is the only remaining major candidate competing. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley ended her campaign this week. ...