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Republican gets spot in runoff for California governor

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support ...

Judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary city’ fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson issued a 93-page memo, saying the conditions placed on the city by ...

GOP, Democrats dodge disaster in California primaries

By STEVE PEOPLES and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall. There was an especially big sigh of ...

Fallon to Parkland students: ‘Don’t let anything stop you’

By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The senior class from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged graduates to move forward and "don't let anything ...

Giuliani: Trump would fight any effort to subpoena him

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president's legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel's Russia probe but downplayed the idea ...

End of an era? Tea party class of House Republicans fades

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama's presidential overreach. But don't ...

5 years on, US government still counting Snowden leak costs

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of ...

Dallas woman says she killed husband because he beat the cat

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a 47-year-old woman has told detectives she shot and killed her husband because he had been beating the family cat. Authorities say Mary Harrison has been arrested and jailed on a murder charge in the slaying of her 49-year-old husband Dexter Harrison. She's ...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge ...

Missouri governor who vowed to fight scandal instead quits

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — On a dreary overcast day, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stood in a light rain near the Governor's Mansion and recounted his grueling training as a Navy SEAL officer to suggest he would never quit fighting allegations of sexual ...