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Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate again in 2020, saying the GOP must regain the once reliably red state and Moore "cannot win." Moore, who contends establishment ...

After several quiet years, tornadoes erupt in United States

By RICK CALLAHAN and GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the ...

Navy SEAL seeks to toss slaying case over withheld evidence

By JULIE WATSON and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 want the case thrown out because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct that include withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the ...

Democrats up requirements for 2nd round of primary debates

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, are ...

2020 preview? Feud between Trump and Biden flares up

By STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 ...

O’Rourke’s immigration plan calls for pathway to citizenship

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy thousands of immigration lawyers to the southern ...

In emotional interviews, ex-Scouts open up about abuse

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sharing their stories doesn't come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. Looking ...

Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit ...

Sanders 2020 looks like Sanders 2016, challenges and all

By STEVE PEOPLES, JUANA SUMMERS and HUNTER WOODALL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be different this time. But three months into his second presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is struggling with some of the same challenges that sank his last bid: doubts ...

Trump wishes ‘happy Memorial Day’ to US, Japanese troops

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" ...