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Open up and say 'ahh': Trump getting annual medical exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his "incredibly good genes" continue to serve him well. Trump travels to Walter...
Feb. 7, 2019

Long lines to buy meat illustrate Iran's economic woes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran faces several economic struggles as it marks the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution that ousted Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and brought Shiite clerics to...
Feb. 7, 2019

Border security deal seems near, easing shutdown concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers seem close to clinching a border security agreement that would avert a new government shutdown. Leaders of both parties are voicing optimism and the top...
Feb. 7, 2019

How Virginia Gov. survives scandal by staying out of sight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past...
Feb. 7, 2019

Booker taking 2020 campaign, call for social justice to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is taking his call for social justice to Iowa, where he plans to visit with African-American leaders on his first...
Feb. 7, 2019

Incapacitated woman's rape spurs push to catch up on cameras

PHOENIX (AP) — The rape of an incapacitated woman is driving Arizona to catch up to 10 states with laws or regulations governing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at...
Feb. 7, 2019

In or out of the House, John Dingell was at home on Twitter

DETROIT (AP) — Right up until the end, John Dingell wouldn't go down without a fight — or a tweet. The longest-serving member of Congress in American history, who died...
Feb. 7, 2019

Cindy McCain apology shows challenge for mixed-race families

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain has apologized after she claimed that she stopped a case of human trafficking at the Phoenix airport when she reported a toddler with a woman...
Feb. 7, 2019

Cindy McCain report shows challenge for mixed-race families

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain is apologizing after inaccurately claiming that she helped stop a human trafficker at the Phoenix airport when she reported a toddler with a woman of...
Feb. 7, 2019

New Hampshire's highest court to rule on topless case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's highest court is set to rule on the case of three women arrested for going topless on a New Hampshire beach. Heidi Lilley, Kia...
Feb. 7, 2019

The Latest: Feds arrive to probe San Francisco gas blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a natural gas explosion in San Francisco (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion...
Feb. 7, 2019

Descendants from last US slave ship gathering in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An unusual gathering is planned this weekend on the U.S. Gulf Coast: a get-together for descendants of the last Africans abducted and shipped to the United...
Feb. 7, 2019

Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer. He says the Enquirer chief threatened...
Feb. 7, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays on immigration myths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. He's committed his administration to starting construction on a wall...
Feb. 7, 2019

Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country's federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation. Lawmakers and staff in...
Feb. 7, 2019

Oil workers flee Venezuela's crisis for a better life

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (AP) — Nieves Ribullen, a Venezuelan oil worker sick of struggling to get by as his country falls apart, is betting it all on far-away Kurdistan to...
Feb. 7, 2019

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. During the...
Feb. 7, 2019

Alabama executes Muslim inmate who wanted imam present

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A Muslim inmate who complained in a legal challenge that Alabama wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to...
Feb. 7, 2019

The Latest: Alabama executes inmate who wanted imam present

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the possible execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A Muslim inmate who complained in a legal challenge...
Feb. 7, 2019

Alabama executes Muslim inmate who argued state wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in death chamber

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executes Muslim inmate who argued state wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in death chamber.
Feb. 7, 2019

Border officer shoots driver; Arizona port of entry closes

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, says a port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border is temporarily closed after a customs officer shot and killed a southbound...
Feb. 7, 2019

Brandi Carlile as nervous for Clive Davis' gala as Grammys

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Brandi Carlile will perform at the Grammys on Sunday, but she's just as worried to hit the stage at Clive Davis' star-studded party the night...
Feb. 7, 2019

John Dingell represented Michigan from Ike to Obama

DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar...
Feb. 7, 2019

Asian stocks fall after Trump says no plans for Xi meeting

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before a tariffs truce ends in March. Hong...
Feb. 7, 2019

Taiwan carrier on strike during Lunar New Year travel rush

BEIJING (AP) — Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines have gone on strike during the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of 26 flights over coming days. Hundreds of...
Feb. 7, 2019

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