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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 ...

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 ...

Teacher who stopped shooting: I had to save students

By KEN KUSMER, Associated Press NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student at an Indiana school said Monday that his swift decisions "were the only acceptable actions" to save his seventh-grade classroom. Jason Seaman spoke publicly for the first ...

Rescuers seeking 1 man still missing in Maryland flooding

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — One person was missing after flash flooding tore down historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, and left a community heartbroken at seeing severe damage less than two years after another devastating flood. Howard County ...

Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington cemetery visit

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking his second Memorial Day as commander in chief with a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery and a salute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. He's set to lay a wreath ...

Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the ...

Giuliani says informant info key to giving Mueller interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election ...

Trump’s trade agenda runs into reality of global geopolitics

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hard-line views on trade, a staple of his message long before he entered politics, are beginning to collide with the cold realities of global geopolitics. Trade talks on China and the North American Free Trade ...

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting; suspect detained

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Someone opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, injuring an adult and a child before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. The victims in the attack at Noblesville West Middle School were taken to hospitals in Indianapolis ...