Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration

By STEVE PEOPLES and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON - With a new deadline fast approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Their inaction has enraged liberal activists across the country, who have shifted their anger in recent days from Republicans who control Congress to Democrats seeking to balance their commitment to a progressive priority with their desire to avoid an explosive government shutdown heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive, a taboo-breaking revelation that drew responses from hundreds of Russians fighting their own lonely struggles with the virus.

White House aims to shift public opinion to favor merit-based immigration

The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was born in Bangladesh tried to blow himself up in Midtown Manhattan on Monday.

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a conference and official press release that he would recuse himself from any probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election. DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE - A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in Baltimore with the new Homeland Security chief.

More pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

A former staffer to John Conyers says the Michigan congressman made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching, prompting more calls for the longest-serving member of the House to resign. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from 1997 to 2005, told The Associated Press Tuesday that the first incident occurred in 1997 during a three-day Congressional Black Caucus event in Washington, which she said she "felt honored" to attend.

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The Moscow meeting in June, which has not been previously disclosed, is now under scrutiny by investigators who want to know why the two men met in the first place and whether there was some effort to get their stories straight about the Trump Tower meeting just weeks before it would become public, The Associated Press has learned.

Woman accuses Sen. Franken of harassment

By MATTHEW DALY and JULIET LINDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.

Ivanka Trump says child tax credit a not a pet projecta

The presidential daughter and adviser, in a "full-blown sprint" as she sells the Republican tax overhaul plan and juggles other initiatives, has had it with all that talk about her "pet project" to increase the child tax credit . "I get a little bit frustrated when people call it a pet project," Trump told The Associated Press as she spent a day shuttling between events in multiple states.

Russia’s hackers took only a week to pry into Clinton camp


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Nineteen thousand lines of raw data associated with the theft of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign staffers show how the hackers managed the election-shaking operation. Minute-by-minute logs gathered by the cybersecurity company Secureworks and recently shared with The Associated Press suggest it took the hackers just over a week of work to zero in on and penetrate the personal Gmail account of campaign chairman John Podesta.

Russia’s hackers took only a week to pry into Clinton camp NEW

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh during a bus tour through the rust belt on July 30. This image shows a portion of a phishing email sent to a Hillary Clinton campaign official on March 19, 2016. An Associated Press investigation into the hackers who disrupted the 2016 U.S. presidential contest has found that they tried to compromise a far wider group of people than has previously been reported using malicious messages like this one.

Trump demands ‘much tougher’ immigration law after NY attack

By BY ZEKE MILLER and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON - Roused by the first major ISIS-inspired attack on U.S. soil since he took office, President Donald Trump urged swift repeal of an immigration program that brought the suspect to America and laid into a political foe he said was responsible for it - though Republican George H. W. Bush signed the law. Trump insisted Wednesday that Congress must end the visa lottery program under which Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov entered the country, and he ordered still tighter scrutiny of immigrants already subject to what he calls "extreme vetting."

Puerto Rico utility moves to scrap $300M Whitefish contract

The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency is cancelling its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid scrutiny of the tiny Montana company's role in restoring the island's power system. The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged the utility to scrap the deal for Whitefish's help in rebuilding the electrical system from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico Says It’s Scrapping $300M Whitefish Contract

The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency will cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the tiny Montana company's role in restoring the island's power system following Hurricane Maria. The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged the utility to scrap the deal for Whitefish's help in rebuilding the electrical system.

Puerto Rico says it’s scrapping $300 million Whitefish Energy contract

The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency will cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the tiny Montana company's role in restoring the island's power system following Hurricane Maria. The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged the utility to scrap the deal for Whitefish's help in rebuilding the electrical system.

Puerto Rico gov seeks to cancel $300M Whitefish contract


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Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday demanded that the board of the island's power company cancel the $300M contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the Montana company's role in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The announcement by Gov. Ricardo Rossello comes as federal legislators seek to investigate the contract awarded to the small company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown.

US belatedly compiles list of off-limits Russians

The Trump administration has given Congress a list of Russian officials who may soon become off-limits to anyone who wants to avoid U.S. sanctions, as criticism mounted over the administration's tardy execution of new penalties on Moscow. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former NATO chief and adviser to Ukraine's leader, said Russian President Vladimir Putin "must be laughing right now" at how successfully he's undermined Western democracy.

U.S. House backs $4T budget

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON - Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ahead in delivering President Donald Trump's promise to cut taxes.

Look whoa s talking: Ita s President Donald Trump a ” again

By CATHERINE LUCEY and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON - Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no time to lose: President Donald Trump wanted to talk.

Rep. Grijalva arrested at protest

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, was arrested in New York Tuesday afternoon on a charge of civil disobedience while leading a protest against President Trump's immigration policies with two other members of Congress. The Associated Press reported Grijalva was arrested, along with Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y. and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., after they and the protesters sat in the middle of Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Tower, and refused to move.

Trump team to block Erdogan gun deal

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be banned by the Trump administration from purchasing weapons from a U.S. manufacturer. The cancellation drew immediate applause from Congress, where Republican and Democratic lawmakers have demanded that Trump punish Erdogan.

Clinton: Cartwright-Comey exchange is vindication

SETH WENIG / ASSOCIATED PRESS Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to sign copies of her book "What Happened" at a bookstore in New York on Tuesday. United States Congressman Matt Cartwright, , shakes hands with guests as he hosted a "Coffee with your Congressman" event at B'Nai B'rith Apartments, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Tuesday July 11, 2017.

DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement

Hurricane Irma has blacked out much of Puerto Rico as the dangerous Category 5 storm raked the U.S. territory with heavy wind and rain while staying just out to sea. Officials in the island chain south of the Florida mainland are expected to announce mandatory evacuations as Hurricane Irma moves west through the Caribbean toward the state.

Russian flight attendant sues airline for discrimination

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, some of Aeroflot's flight attendants pose for a photo at the World's Best Airline at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards celebration at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of ... . In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, Aeroflot flight attendant Yevgeniya Magurina shows her summer and winter uniforms at her home in Lobnya, outside Moscow, Russia.

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

By WILL WEISSERT and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas - The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and ... (more)

NYC billionaire suggests black NY senator is worse than KKK

In this April 27, 2015, file photo, Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Billionaire hedge fund executive Daniel Loeb has apologized for an online post saying Stewart-Cousins has done "more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood."

not Real News: a look at what didn’t happen this week

In this April 6, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York. The AP reported on Aug. 4, 2017, that a headline casting doubt on millions of votes for Clinton falsely describes the gist of a National Public Radio story published four years before the 2016 presidential election.

Celebrated photo editor John Morris dies at 100 in Paris

In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 97-year old former Life Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post picture editor John Morris during an interview in New York City. In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 97-year old former Life Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post picture editor John Morris during an interview in New York City.

Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

" President Donald Trump may abandon U.S. pledges to reduce carbon emissions, but global economic realities ensure he is unlikely to reverse the accelerating push to adopt cleaner forms of energy. Around the world, coal-fired power plants are being shuttered as governments and private companies invest billions in wind turbines and solar farms.

Amtrak says 6 weeks of disruptions for Penn Station repairs

Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer's office said Tuesday an agreement has been reached in Congress to boost funding for Amtrak to $1.495 billion for the coming fiscal year, a $105 million increase over last year and the highest total since 2010. A $328 million grant would go toward the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C., which includes Penn Station.

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Bloomberg, who considered a presidential bid after serving three terms as New York City's mayor, addressed his intensifying focus on climate change in an interview with The Associated Press.

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In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The former New York City mayor addressed his intensifying focus on climate change on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in an email interview with The Associated Press.

Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention


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Newswise - SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, recently co-authored a study titled, "Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention." Smith's research, which seeks to improve firefighters' physiological responses during emergency calls, was published in the scientific journal Circulation , as well as in an April 1, 2017 Associated Press report which was carried by more than 30 news organizations, including a US News and World Report article titled " Firefighters Join Study to Help Reduce Line-Of-Duty Deaths ."

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran


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In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, left, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, in Washington during a news conference. The family of Levinson, who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 21, 2017, against Iran.

Trump insists that Obama was listening through his microwave

When pressed for evidence, Spicer chastised the media for focusing so much attention on comments disparaging Trump's claim about surveillance. Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole says he's seen nothing to back up Trump's unproven claim, and added: "I think the president, President Obama, is owed an apology in that regard, because if he didn't do it we shouldn't be reckless in accusations that he did".

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East…

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 16, 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Evan Vucci In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose.

Comedian won’t run for New Jersey governor as Republican

In this Nov. 5, 2016, file photo, actor, comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo gestures to the audience before a speech by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Tampa, Fla. Piscopo is giving up on running as a Republican for governor to succeed Chris Christie, but the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member is "more serious" than ever about running as an independent, he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

AP, NY Times Still Not Covering Cedric Richmond’s Sick Conway ‘Joke’

On Thursday, Kristine Marsh at NewsBusters noted that "none of the big three networks or cable news found time" to report Louisiana Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond's "vile sexual joke" directed the previous evening at Trump presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway. The fact that the establishment press's lead gatekeepers at the Associated Press and the New York Times had no story likely influenced that nonresponse - and despite Richmond's determination to claim that he didn't mean what he really said and refusal to apologize, they still haven't.

Trump may cut Great Lakes protection budget by 97 per cent

The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the tentative plan from the Office of Management and Budget, the agency's funding would be reduced by roughly 25 per cent and about 3,000 jobs would be cut, about 19 per cent of the agency's staff.

Trump may cut Great Lakes protection budget by 97 per cent

The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the tentative plan from the Office of Management and Budget, the agency's funding would be reduced by roughly 25 per cent and about 3,000 jobs would be cut, about 19 per cent of the agency's staff.

On criminalizing the killing of pets

In New York State, legislators are working on a promising bill which seeks to address a subject which receives far too little attention around the nation. It deals with criminals who engage in acts of violence and even murder, not against human beings, but pets, service animals and livestock.

Schneiderman vies to be top Trump foe

JULY 19: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey listen to a question from a reporter during a press conference at the office of the New York Attorney General, July 19, 2016 in New York City. They announced lawsuits against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates Audi AG and Porsche AG for their sale of diesel vehicles that were outfitted with illegal 'defeat devices' that concealed illegal amounts of emissions and the subsequent cover-up.

Bipartisan US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Venezuela

A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. lawmakers has sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to step up pressure on Venezuela's government by immediately sanctioning officials responsible for corruption and human rights abuses, The Associated Press has learned. The letter was partly prompted by an AP investigation, which it cites, that found corruption in Venezuela's food imports.

Trump denies immigration restriction is a a Muslim bana

Protesters rally against President Trump's refugee ban at Miami International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.President Donald Trump's immigration order sowed more confusion and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering their opposition to the sweeping measure.

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Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Jan. 28 after earlier in the day two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. A trio of Republican senators who occupy prominent positions on Capitol Hill expressed concern Sunday afternoon about President Trump's executive order banning refugees and barring citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries - commenting on Trump's move two days after the fact and in the wake of an explosive public outcry.

Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Details of the plan provided to The Associated Press include $200 billion for a "vital infrastructure fund."

AP Interview: Lynch defends push for police accountability

In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch poses for a portrait during an interview with The Associated Press at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore. In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch poses for a portrait during an interview with The Associated Press at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore.

AP Interview: Lynch says US must hold police accountable

In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch poses for a portrait during an interview with The Associated Press at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore. In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch poses for a portrait during an interview with The Associated Press at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore.

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Christmas service due to illness

President-elect Donald Trump says he will dissolve his charitable foundation before taking office to avoid conflicts of interest. The Democratic Party says that's not enough and is calling for the billionaire... President-elect Donald Trump says he will dissolve his charitable foundation before taking office to avoid conflicts of interest.

The Latest: Doctor taking meds to Syria among crash victims

President-elect Donald Trump says he will dissolve his charitable foundation before taking office to avoid conflicts of interest. The Democratic Party says that's not enough and is calling for the billionaire... It'll be a white Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states, but it's likely to cause troublesome travel.

Trump co-chair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

A wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump's state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he told an alternative newspaper he hoped President Barack Obama would die from mad cow disease and that the first lady would "return to being a male." Carl Paladino , a millionaire real estate developer who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010 as a Republican, made the comments in response to a survey by Artvoice , a Buffalo publication that asked local artists, performers and business owners for their New Year's wish list.

Amid scrutiny, Eric Trump to stop raising money for charity

One of President-elect Donald Trump 's sons will stop directly raising money for his namesake foundation, saying he worries the donations could be perceived as buying access to his father. Eric Trump said Wednesday that it pained him to cease soliciting donations for his organization, which he says has raised more than $15 million for terminally ill children with cancer.

Donald Trump off to a strong start in Elec…

Donald Trump started racking up electoral votes Monday even as anti-Trump protesters across the country tried to persuade the Electoral College to prevent him from winning the White House. Trump didn't lose any electors with votes counted in 10 states that he won Nov. 8: Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Carolina, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

GOP electors cite rural voice in Electoral College

In this image from video, Electoral College voter Jim Skaggs is interviewed by The Associated Press in Bowling Green, Ky., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. As the Electoral College prepares formally to choose Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, some Republican electors say they are defending rural and small-town America against big-state liberalism and its support for national popular vote leader Hillary Clinton.

Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts

Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts. Victims' advocates say it's critical to ensuring such students don't end up on other campuses without their new schools knowing the potential risk and to holding them accountable, long term, so they can't just move on with a clean slate.

Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to ‘save’ it

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

US Investigating Leak Related to Petraeus Case

The Defense Department is conducting a leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus , The Associated Press confirmed Monday, the same day Petraeus was meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in New York. Petraeus, who could be in line for a Cabinet nomination, arrived at Trump Tower in early afternoon.

Idaho man hit by car, falls 50 feet into icy river, survives

Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.

The Latest: 49ers honor DeBartolo during halftime ceremony

The Rhodes Trust has named the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars who will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. This year's class of Rhodes scholars from the U.S. includes students who have used data to visualize sea level rise, some who speak several languages and the son of undocumented immigrants.

Report: Sen. Sessions Top Candidate for Defense Secretary

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is the leading candidate for defense secretary in the Donald Trump administration, Politico reported , quoting sources close to the process. The news comes as the Associated Press reported another close Trump ally, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, tops the list for secretary of state.

How a professor in China predicted Trump’s victory more accurately than most U.S. pollsters


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An international relations professor in China believes that social pressure in the U.S. prevented voters from sharing their views about Donald Trump. The professor also sensed many Americans' fundamental distrust of Hillary Clinton, a sentiment the Democrat couldn't shake.

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While speaking to the Associated Press on Thursday, Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was in disbelief at Donald TrumpA s win and Hillary ClintonA s shocking defeat on Tuesday.

The Hillary conundrum

Hillary Clinton, holding hands with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, waves to a crowd outside a New York hotel as she arrives to speak to her staff and supporters after losing the race for the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Earlier in the day she conceded the race to Republican president-elect Donald Trump.

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The Latest: The Latest: victory

A woman walks by banners of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an election watch event hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The United States headed for the polls to vote for their new president on Tuesday.

Defiant into final day, Trump warns of election fraud Read Story Jill Colvin, Associated Press

Defiant into the 2016 election's last day, Donald Trump raised doubts about the integrity of the U.S. election system on Tuesday as he cast his own ballot for president. The Republican White House contender refused to say whether he would concede defeat if he loses and continued to voice concerns about voter fraud, two statements that challenged bedrock principles of American democracy: fair and free elections and the clean transfer of power.

Risk experts: Candidates not focusing on biggest threats

The Associated Press asked 21 risk experts to analyze the pr... Graphic shows deaths caused by terrorism and deaths caused by weather events since 2001; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; WASHINGTON - It's a scary world out there, risk experts agree, but they say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton often focus on the wrong dangers - fixing on hazards that are unlikely, or unlikely to cause massive pain. The Associated Press asked 21 risk experts to analyze the presidential campaign and list what they consider the five biggest threats to the world.

Warrant to search newly found emails obtained by FBI

The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. FBI investigators want to review emails of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on a device seized during an unrelated sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman and Abedin's estranged husband.

Clinton urges FBI to provide – full and complete facts’ about new emails

The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides. FBI Director James Comey told Congress in a letter that the emails prompted investigators to take another look at whether classified information had been mishandled, which had been the focus of its recently closed, criminal probe into Clinton's use of a private email server.

FBI reopens Clinton email investigation

The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides. FBI Director James Comey told Congress in a letter that the emails prompted investigators to take another look at whether classified information had been mishandled, which had been the focus of its recently closed, criminal probe into Clinton's use of a private email server.

Our choice for President: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. In just a few weeks, Staten Islanders will join the rest of our nation in electing the 45th president of the United States.

Clinton aides mulled telling GOP a Bring a dolly!a for emails

As news broke last year about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, one of her top aides suggested simply releasing all the messages from her time as secretary of state. The March 4, 2015, exchange is in the latest batch of emails hacked from the accounts of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta published Wednesday by WikiLeaks.

Flint resident seeks grand jury probe of Michigan governor

A Flint resident is asking for a grand jury investigation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation related to criminal probes of the... A Flint resident is asking for a grand jury investigation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation related to criminal probes of the city's... By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press For a storm that inflicted less damage than many had feared, Hurricane Matthew nevertheless impaired or destroyed more than 1 million... By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press For a storm that inflicted less damage than many had feared, Hurricane Matthew nevertheless impaired or destroyed more than 1 million structures,... The fiasco of Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones - and Samsung's ... (more)

Among young voters, Obamaa s popularity may not transfer

Paulos Muruts is set to cast his first presidential ballot for Hillary Clinton - if he makes it to the ballot box. "I might need someone on Election Day to actually convince me to go out and vote," says the 19-year-old Duke University student, arguing that the Democratic nominee "has the experience" and "exudes the right temperament" but "doesn't inspire excitement."

Attorney general to Trump Foundation: Stop fundraising in NY

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York attorney general's office has ordered the Trump Foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn't registered to do so. James Sheehan, head of the attorney general's Charities Bureau, wrote in a letter dated Friday that the failure to stop immediately and answer demands for all delinquent financial reports within 15 days "shall be deemed a continuing fraud upon the people of the state of New York."

Clinton tears into Trump on taxes

By KEN THOMAS and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio - Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump's tax history, business acumen and trustworthiness Monday as she sought to capitalize on news that the New York real estate mogul may not have paid federal taxes for years - one of several revelations that rattled the Republican presidential candidate's campaign. Campaigning at a downtown Toledo train station, Clinton cast Trump as a cold-hearted and bungling businessman who "represents the same rigged system that he claims he's going to change."

NY senator: Wireless emergency alerts must include photos

As police and federal agents hunted for the man suspected of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey, millions of people received an alert on their cellphones asking for help finding the bombing suspect. But a phrase in the short message, "See media for pic," has put a spotlight on the limitations of the nation's emergency alert system.

Private wells in Northeast US coming up empty amid drought

By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure... By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press Some of the nation's largest for-profit college chains are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid heavier government scrutiny. Private wells across the Northeastern United States are drying up in the face of a punishing drought that has lasted for much of the summer.

Chicago to add 970 new police positions over next 2 years

The Latest on explosive devices being found in New York and New Jersey : 10:30 a.m. Attorney General Lorett FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Chicago's police superintendent Eddie Johnson, left, shakes hands with other officers at a city council meeting in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department plans to hire more than 500 additional officers as it struggles to deal with a violent year full of killings and gun crimes, a city official told The Associated Press on Tuesday Sept.

The road to 270; presidential race in dead heat

Despite signs of a tightening national presidential race, Hillary Clinton still appears to have an advantage in enough states to give her an Electoral College victory. It's an edge that could still change as advance voting gets underway in earnest and in the seven weeks until Election Day.

‘Miracle on the Hudson’ safety advice not carried out

In the seven years since an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, there's been enough time to write a book and make a movie, but apparently not enough to carry out most of the safety recommendations stemming from the accident. Of the 35 recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board in response to the incident involving US Airways Flight 1549, only six have been heeded, according to an Associated Press review of board records.

Democrats call for probe of Trump check to Florida AG

House Democrats are calling for a federal criminal investigation into an improper $25,000 donation Donald Trump's charity made to a political group supporting Florida 's attorney general after her office said it was weighing legal action against Trump University . The Associated Press first reported in June that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi personally solicited the money during a 2013 phone call that came after her office received complaints from former students claiming they were scammed by Trump's namesake get-rich-quick real estate seminars.

Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims

In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, cholera patients receive serum at the St. Nicholas Hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti. A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history.

Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims

In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, cholera patients receive serum at the St. Nicholas Hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti. A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history.

Trump would be ‘dangerous’ president, Republican security officials say

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would be 'the most reckless President in American history' according to an open letter signed by 50 prominent Republican security officials. Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in American history."

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father’s convention speech

By LISA LERER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump's America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain.

AP source: Site for Obama’s presidential library chosen

President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library at Jackson Park near the University of Chicago, where Obama taught constitutional law before he was elected to the White House, according to a person briefed on the selection.

GfK Poll: Email investigation has hurt Clinton’s image

Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving as secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. More than half of Americans think the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee broke the law by using a private email account and server at the State Department and nearly 4 in 10 think she did so intentionally, according to the poll.

New York’s FDR Library to mark 75th anniversary

By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with... By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with aging... The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events.

Cleveland police to wear body cameras during GOP convention

By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with... By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with aging... The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. An appeal of a financial settlement to be paid by a national dairy marketing cooperative to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers could delay the payments for at least a year.

Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Mississippi flag

Protesters plan to gather outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to say the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is a vestige of slavery and Congress should erase it. Among the scheduled speakers for the Flag Day rally is Aunjanue Ellis, an actress who lives in Pike County, Mississippi, where she grew up.

AP Interview: Clinton says Trump behaving like a demagogue

Hillary Clinton opened her general election campaign against Donald Trump on Wednesday by accusing him of behaving like a "demagogue," likening his attacks on judges, the media, his opponents and their families to dark moments in the world's history. "It's classic behavior by a demagogue," she said in an telephone interview with the Associated Press.

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Hillary makes history: Clinton claims victory as the first woman Democratic nominee and urges Bernie to let her take on 'unfit bully' Trump in race for the presidency Trump promises a 'major speech' about the Clintons: The Donald ends primary season by blasting Hillary's 'politics of personal enrichment' and 'totally illegal private server' 'I think we've got a shot.'

History in hand, Clinton faces voters as presumptive nominee

History already in hand, Hillary Clinton will celebrate becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party Tuesday following votes in California, New Jersey and four other states - contests Clinton hopes send her into the general election in strong standing. Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on the eve of Tuesday's voting, according to an Associated Press tally.

Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

Hillary Clinton made history Monday as she became the first woman to win a major party's presidential nomination, ending a grueling primary that suggested that her return to the White House will be anything by easy. Wins in Guam and Puerto Rico, along with superdelegates sliding her way, put the former Secretary of State, Senator from New York and First Lady of the United States and of Arkansas over the top, according to The Associated Press.

The Latest: NY’s Collins applauds Ryan’s Trump endorsement

The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement of presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump : One of Donald Trump's top House backers is applauding Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to throw his support behind the presumptive GOP nominee. Congressman Chris Collins of New York says in a statement that Ryan's endorsement "reinforces the fact that Republicans are united in our fight to defeat Hillary Clinton."

Speaker Paul Ryan: a Ia ll be voting fora Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday, ending an extraordinary public split between the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee and the nation's highest-ranking Republican office holder. “I had friends wishing I wouldn't support him.

Poll: Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016

That's according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which helps explain the rise of outsider candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and suggests challenges ahead for fractured parties that must come together to win this fall. “It feels like the state of politics is generally broken,” said Joe Denother, a 37-year-old Oregon voter who typically favors Republicans.

Libertarians pick Johnson and Weld ticket after close contest

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention on May 27 in Orlando. ORLANDO -- William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who made a late-career leap to the Libertarian Party, won its vice presidential nomination Sunday after a close and raucous convention vote.

Vintage WWII fighter plane crashes in Hudson River

Search and rescue boats look for a small plane that went down in the Hudson River, Friday, May 27, 2016. The plane was out of Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said in an email.

Delegates in hand, Trump says he’s got GOP nomination

With a triumphant pile of delegates in hand, Republican Donald Trump on Thursday claimed support from "almost everybody" in his party and turned his attention to his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is still locked in a divisive primary contest. The New York billionaire reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination hours earlier, according to the Associated Press count, just before a North Dakota campaign stop.

Trump says decision to seek donations followed GOP request

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says that NATO should use the upcoming summit in Warsaw to consider new security models given the t FILE - In this May 10,,2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is photographed during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower in New York. Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week, in New Mexico and Los Angeles.

DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony

The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for Senate legislation. In a report sent Thursday to a bipartisan group of senators, the Pentagon refers to undisclosed files about several of the cases to challenge AP's findings.

Trump businesses honoured by NY company closely tied to Trump

More than a dozen Donald Trump golf courses, hotels, casinos and private clubs have been honoured with "Star Diamond" awards from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, a company that doles out shiny plaques representing "the most prestigious award of true excellence in hospitality." The Trump Grill at Trump Tower has one.

Court opens hearing to consider release of conspirator list

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a June hearing to consider releasing a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal will be public along with legal briefs previously sealed. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that June 6 oral arguments between an unidentified person, known as John Doe, and media organizations, including The Associated Press, will now be open to the public, along with briefs that have been filed in the case.

William Weld to run as VP on Libertarian ticket

Seizing new fuel for his appeal to Donald Trump's critics, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has joined forces with another former Republican governor to strengthen his Libertarian presidential bid. William Weld, who served two terms as the Republican governor of Massachusetts in the 1990s, will announce plans Thursday to seek the Libertarian Party's vice presidential nomination, Johnson confirmed in a Wednesday interview with the Associated Press.

Publisher: ‘Mein Kampf’ proceeds to aid Holocaust survivors

By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with... By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with aging... The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. An appeal of a financial settlement to be paid by a national dairy marketing cooperative to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers could delay the payments for at least a year.