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Citizen question on census reveals partisan divide among AGs

(AP)- A Trump administration plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census has prompted a legal uproar from Democratic state attorneys general, who argue it could drive down participation and lead to an inaccurate count. Yet not a single Republican attorney general has ...

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished” for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad ...

Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central U.S. with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old ...

GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump’s first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave this fall, the White ...

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

The Latest: Trump calls on other nations to help Syria more WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is reiterating his call to have other nations take on more of the burden in Syria. Trump says he has asked U.S. ...

Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UK

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow’s stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. A day before a team from the international chemical ...

Trump lawyers launch court challenge on FBI raid

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, have told a federal judge in New York that they believe some of the documents and devices seized from Cohen during an FBI raid are protected by attorney-client privilege, and they want a chance to ...

New study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can ...

Huey Lewis & The News cancels Hostfest appearance & all other appearances

April 13, 2018 - Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can't hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch. I've been ...

US lawmakers support Syria airstrikes – mostly

11 p.m. Friday Congressional leaders are supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack against civilians — although there are some reservations. House Speaker Paul Ryan is praising ...

Statement by Secretary James N. Mattis on Syria

From Department of Defense Friday evening, April 13 Good evening. As the world knows, the Syrian people have suffered terribly under the prolonged brutality of the Assad regime. On April 7th, the regime decided to again defy the norms of civilized people, showing callous disregard for ...

Trump says Syria attack ‘very soon or not so soon at all!’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place “very soon or not so soon at all,” arguing he had never signaled the timing of retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that he had suggested was imminent a day earlier. The ...

McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. Or who would be the better fundraiser and communicator for a divided party struggling to protect its House majority. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin ...

Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military announced on Thursday that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend. The development would mark a major victory for Syrian ...

California to join Guard border mission, but with conditions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump’s call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the White House’s portrait of a burgeoning border crisis and insisted that his troops will have nothing to do with immigration ...

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan announces he won’t run for re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. Ryan’s plans have been the source of much speculation and will set ...

Trump says ‘missiles coming’ against Syria, ‘new and smart’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles ...

Algerian military plane crashes in a field, killing 257

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation’s worst-ever plane crash. Algeria’s Defense Ministry said ...

Tom Campbell Withdraws From House Race and Endorses Kelly Armstrong

Conservative farmer Tom Campbell announced today that he is withdrawing from the Republican primary for North Dakota's U.S. House seat and will endorse Kelly Armstrong. "In this political environment, it's critical for Republicans to be united and focused on victory in November. Across the ...