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Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care

8 min 59 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care.At the same time Thursda

Translators stay in shadows, but Dems want Trump's to emerge

18 min 15 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of erraticism by President Donald Trump about what really went on in his private meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, history could use a fly on the wall.There were two — their interpreters. And some Democrats wan

Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

24 min 29 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first has continued with no

Walter White may appear in 'Better Call Saul,' creator says

29 min 52 sec ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Breaking Bad" is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television."Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul's Jess

California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

32 min 25 sec ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks.The July 6 decision by the Trump EPA was illegal an

Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

33 min 9 sec ago
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom.Speaking Thursday at the Aspen Sec

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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A boy catches water droplets in the Philippine capital, Manila, where heavy monsoon rains brought floods and shut schools and workplaces.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Indian children at a school hostel watch on laptops

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

38 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area.Two officials fa

Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

39 min 49 sec ago
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, killing at least eight people, the local sheriff said.Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said seven people were hospitalized and several others remain

AP-Scorecard

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Judicial chief resigns in latest scandal rocking Peru

3 hours 11 min ago
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The head of Peru's judicial branch resigned Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sen

AP-Scorecard

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Walter White may appear in 'Better Call Saul,' creator says

3 hours 24 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Breaking Bad" is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television."Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul's Jess

More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

3 hours 27 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.The

The Latest: 7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory

3 hours 27 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on severe weather and tornadoes in Iowa (all times local):8 p.m.Seven people inside a Pella manufacturing plant when it was struck by a tornado have been treated for injuries at the local hospital and re

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

3 hours 30 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account.The 26-year

Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage and some injuries

3 hours 31 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of tornadoes swept through central Iowa Thursday afternoon, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.The tornadoes formed unexpectedly and hit the

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

3 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases.Trump told CNBC in an interview: "I don't like all of this

Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:47
HONOLULU (AP) — A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday.While the 4,028-square-mil

McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass.The decision came just minutes before

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