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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 ...

Soggy Alberto triggers mudslides, threatens dam failure

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that the leftovers of the Atlantic ...

In the time it takes to tweet, Roseanne Barr loses her job

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed. The network canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" Tuesday after Barr's racist tweet that referred to Valerie Jarrett, ...

Jury: David Copperfield not liable for tourist’s injuries

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist's injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday. Gavin Cox and his wife, ...

After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards

By DAVID McFADDEN and COURTNEY COLUMBUS, Associated Press ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — The deadly flash flood that devastated a Maryland town's historic center in July 2016 was dubbed a 1-in-1000 year event. Less than two years later, an even more treacherous flood ravaged the town, gutting ...

False accusations about immigration fly between opponents

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic critics traded outraged, sometimes plainly false accusations about immigration as the debate over "lost" children and the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally reached a ...