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Congressman Lewis to receive NAACP honor at awards show

February 11, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist.The nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Tuesday that it will bestow the Chairman's Award on the Georgia Democrat...

Trump plunges into New Hampshire race, aiming to rattle Dems

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eager to put on a show of force in a general election battleground state, President Donald Trump tried to rattle Democrats on Monday with a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation primaries.Trump,...

Ukrainian leader seeks more independence, fires top aide

February 11, 2020

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president dismissed his chief of staff on Tuesday in a sign of intensifying rivalries in his entourage and a possible move to distance himself from a powerful billionaire.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration...

Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone to serve between seven and nine years in prison after his conviction on witness tampering and obstruction charges.Stone, who is scheduled...

Thai army chief: Gunman wasn’t treated fairly in land deal


BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's army commander said Tuesday the soldier who killed 29 people in a shooting rampage had not been treated fairly in a land deal involving his commander and such arrangements would have to be halted.The gunman killed his superior...

AP Exclusive: NCAA, 2 conferences spend $750,000 on lobbying

By BEN NUCKOLS | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent at least $750,000 last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization's liking.The NCAA last fall...

With Democrats in New Hampshire, Steyer has SC to himself

By MEG KINNARD | February 10, 2020

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — With the Democratic presidential field focused on New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, billionaire Tom Steyer has South Carolina all to himself.The climate activist has wagered much of his 2020 campaign on Nevada...

Barr: Justice Dept. is collecting Ukraine info from Giuliani

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday the Justice Department is taking information that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is gathering in Ukraine about the president’s Democratic rival Joe Biden and his...

Trump, Manchin trading barbs as impeachment feud boils over

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE | February 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A post-impeachment spat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has sunk to name-calling and insults.The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of back-and-forth...

Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget...

Melania Trump asks governors’ spouses to tackle cyberassault

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump on Monday cited the influence of “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus as she asked spouses of the nation's governors to address cyberassault in their states.“I know the many issues associated with online safety...

Voter registration error risks deportation for immigrants

By SOPHIA TAREEN | February 10, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The day Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick applied for an Illinois driver's license upended her life. When a clerk offered to register her to vote in 2005, the Peruvian citizen mistakenly accepted, leading to long legal battles and eventually...