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Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

By ZEKE MILLER and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The ...

Virginia gov. resists resignation call over blackface photo

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was clinging to office Monday morning amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, after a bizarre weekend in which he first admitted he ...

Sen. Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America

By JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House on Sunday, presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an "inflection point" ...

Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign, warns of divisions

By JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House by presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an "inflection point" and facing ...

Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep cost

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses ...

Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he’d accept

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50." As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump ...

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

By ANDREW SOERGEL, For The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say. Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with ...

Trump ally Stone charged with lying about hacked emails

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials ...

The shutdown today: Workers to get paid ‘in the coming days’

By The Associated Press What's up now that the partial government shutdown ended after 35 days: WHAT'S NEW President Donald Trump signed a short-term deal Friday to end the shutdown after delays at the nation's airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the ...

Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

By RAPHAEL SATTER, AP Cybersecurity Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle before his gruesome death are being targeted in turn by international undercover operatives, The ...