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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to restore voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons

Fri, 2016-04-22 08:33

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to restore voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Heritage Action: Make sure Zika virus deal is paid for

Fri, 2016-04-22 07:41

An influential conservative group told Congress on Friday to pay for an emerging deal to combat the Zika virus by swiping dollars from other programs or using the annual budget process to prioritize the fight over other spending.

Heritage Action offered a wish list of programs for appropriators to tap, ...

'Part Kenyan' President Obama facing open hostility in United Kingdom

Fri, 2016-04-22 07:10

Criticized for being anti-British and "part Kenyan," President Obama tried Friday to explain once and for all the story that he banished a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when he moved into the White House seven years ago.

According to Mr. Obama, he did indeed move Churchill's ...

Donald Trump: I'd like Bernie Sanders to keep going

Fri, 2016-04-22 06:39

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he hopes Sen. Bernard Sanders keeps going in the 2016 race on the Democratic side, hinting that Mr. Sanders' attacks on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton could help Mr. Trump.

"Crooked Hillary — is there anybody more crooked than this woman? No, is there anybody?" ...

Donald Trump spokeswoman: I figured Cruz's 'Make PC Great Again' hats meant 'Princeton Canadians'

Fri, 2016-04-22 05:54

A spokeswoman for Donald Trump's presidential campaign shot back at the "Make PC Great Again" hats Sen. Ted Cruz's camp is now pushing online by saying Friday she figured Mr. Cruz was trying to boost his own support with a reference to "Princeton Canadians."

"Well, I thought he was just ...

Vermont governor's spokesman: We want to release emails

Fri, 2016-04-22 05:43

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont lawmaker wants the Legislature to ask Attorney General William Sorrell to clear the governor's office to release emails possibly related to the EB-5 immigrant investor scandal.

Rep. Chris Pearson, a Burlington Progressive, says he plans to offer a resolution to call on Democratic Gov. ...

Faith leaders, activists seek answers in police shooting

Fri, 2016-04-22 05:30

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Faith leaders and protesters are calling for answers in the wake of a fatal police shooting in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/247lzia ) reports that more than two dozen faith leaders and activists gathered Thursday morning to remember 15-year-old Jorevis Scruggs. Then, Thursday night, ...

Obama, first lady hosted by Queen Elizabeth II

Fri, 2016-04-22 05:25

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — who flew separately to England for some royal socializing — had lunch Friday with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

The queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at the castle as trumpets blared in the distance. The monarch celebrated ...

Donald Trump recalls telling 'Big Ben' Roethlisberger he might have killed a tree while golfing

Fri, 2016-04-22 05:03

Speaking in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump recalled telling Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that he might have killed a tree with an errant tee shot.

"Hey, how good is Ben? Big Ben — do we love Big Ben?" Mr. Trump said at a rally. "Big ...

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump chief: 'You'll see a real different guy'

Fri, 2016-04-22 04:46

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump's senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see "a real different guy" soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party's presidential nomination.

"When he's out on the stage, when he's talking about the kinds of things he's ...

Donald Trump says he plans to unveil list of 10 to 12 potential Supreme Court picks

Fri, 2016-04-22 04:31

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he plans to unveil a list of 10 to 12 potential Supreme Court picks in the near future and that he wants judges who Republicans and conservatives are going to accept.

"The other ones I'm going to name very soon. I'm going to name ...

Feds says smugglers endanger migrants hiding in car trunks

Fri, 2016-04-22 03:11

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities in southern Arizona say smugglers continue to endanger immigrants entering the country illegally by transporting them inside the locked trunks of vehicles.

Customs and Border Protection says it's extremely dangerous for a person to travel in the trunk of a vehicle because of heat, ...

St. Louis nonprofit helps keep AIDS patients, pets together

Thu, 2016-04-21 22:01

ST. LOUIS (AP) - It was the late 1980s and the mysterious deadly disease striking gay men had become a four letter word.

Beyond a name however, little was known about AIDS, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1qXeVwD ) reports. Doctors could only offer comfort and tell those with the new ...

The Latest: Sanders celebrates praise from Joe Biden

Thu, 2016-04-21 19:48

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern Daylight Time):

8:30 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is citing favorable comments from Vice President Joe Biden that stopped short of an endorsement of his campaign.

Biden told The New York Times he prefers Sanders' "aspirational ...

Climate agreement signing will bolster Obama's legacy

Thu, 2016-04-21 18:42

The political forecast for Friday's signing of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change calls for sunshine at the White House, with lukewarm temperatures on the left and thunderstorms on the right.

The nonbinding agreement, scheduled to be signed on Earth Day by Secretary of State John F. Kerry and ...

Obama lobbies Britons on benefits of European Union

Thu, 2016-04-21 18:17

Arriving in London Thursday night, President Obama doubled down with his meddling in Britain's referendum on remaining in the European Union, a source of resentment among many Britons.

Writing in The Telegraph newspaper, Mr. Obama said the vote in June is being watched closely in the U.S.

"The U.S. and ...

Bentley has 'no problem' with impeachment committee

Thu, 2016-04-21 17:44

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Thursday that he has "no problem" with the House of Representatives establishing a general impeachment investigatory committee if it wants - but that there's no need for one directed at him.

"There's never been any reason for impeachment," said Bentley, who ...

Trump Rally protests have lawmakers rethinking traffic laws

Thu, 2016-04-21 17:35

PHOENIX (AP) - Protesters who blocked the roads before a March rally for Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump inspired state lawmakers to modify a bill Thursday increasing penalties for blocking access to political campaign events.

Legislators tacked the amendment onto a measure about free speech on college campuses during ...

Inside the Beltway: 'Not too late to run as a Libertarian'

Thu, 2016-04-21 17:31

Hope springs eternal: Wes Benedict, chairman of the national Libertarian Party, is reminding the politically minded that they can still declare their intent to run for office in 35 states. Filing deadlines for the formal paperwork have not passed in scores of states, ranging from Alabama to Wyoming. "It's not ...

Bernie Sanders looks to woo unbound superdelegates that he once blasted

Thu, 2016-04-21 17:30

After railing against the influence of superdelegates, Sen. Bernard Sanders has changed tactics and is now counting on those very members of the Democratic establishment to deliver him a victory at this summer's presidential nominating convention.

Mr. Sanders was forced to change strategy after a crushing loss in New York ...

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