Colleagues of Kavanaugh accuser point to her integrity

U.S. 09/19/18, 01:10

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of ...

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he’s not ruling out 2020 campaign

U.S. 09/18/18, 16:23

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential ...

Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit

U.S. 09/18/18, 13:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools.

Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

U.S. 09/18/18, 01:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were high schoolers, hoping to salvage his endangered Supreme Court ...

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

U.S. 09/17/18, 19:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to ...

Breaking: Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

U.S. 09/17/18, 18:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle ...

DeVos to students: Don’t hide behind a Twitter handle

U.S. 09/17/18, 15:32

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday encouraged students to engage others with respect and not to "be nasty" while hiding behind Twitter handles, leading one student to wonder why her boss, President Donald Trump, doesn't appear to ...

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

U.S. 09/17/18, 07:32

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia

U.S. 09/17/18, 01:49

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes.