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Sunday 11/17/2019
Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 3:04 am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s popularity.

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 1:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.

Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 1:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris.

Saturday 11/16/2019
Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 12:16 am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year.

The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 12:07 am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor’s election (all times local):

Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 11:16 pm

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic.

Sanders stars with Biden, Warren absent at California forum
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 10:16 pm

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders was greeted with booming cheers at a gathering of California Democrats Saturday, underscoring his popularity with the party’s liberal base as he looks to capture the biggest prize in the presidential primary season next year.

White House: Trump undergoes exam at Walter Reed
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 10:05 pm

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical.

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 9:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.

Warren pushes back on critics of her health care plan
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 9:47 pm

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to Medicare for All and that she plans to first build on existing health care programs because “people need help right now.”

Prince Andrew denies claims of Epstein accuser in interview
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 6:33 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew offered a detailed rebuttal Saturday to claims he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, providing an alibi for one of the alleged encounters and questioning the authenticity of a well-known photograph that shows him posing with the woman.

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 7:02 pm

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings.

A large study suggests that many heart procedures are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 1:31 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large study suggests that many heart procedures are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.

Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 6:32 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found.

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was just exercising his right to free speech. Democrats said he was intimidating a witness.

Ousted ambassador, amid cheers and a tweet, has her say
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 9:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The box of white tissues stood by, two seats to Maria Yovanovitch’s right, as she told the world about being “shocked, appalled, devastated” that the president had badmouthed her after firing her as ambassador to Ukraine. But Yovanovitch stayed a picture of soft-spoken reserve, even as her former boss disparaged her again, in real time, during her solo testimony in the House’s impeachment proceedings.

Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 7:45 am

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on President Donald Trump.

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 5:15 am

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

The Latest: Ousted Ukraine ambassador has her say in hearing
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 1:57 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local):

AP sources: Jail guards at time of Epstein death reject deal
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 3:25 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Harris’ Iowa pivot struggles to turn interest into momentum
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 5:02 am

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — As he watched Kamala Harris speak recently at a historic hotel in northern Iowa, Jim Davis told the California senator she reminded him of Jimmy Carter, the little-known Georgia governor whose success in the 1976 caucuses helped vault him to the White House.

Friday 11/15/2019
Ousted ambassador says she felt intimidated by Trump attacks
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 12:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”

California school shooter dies with motive a mystery
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 11:03 pm

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school before turning a gun on himself died Friday without investigators discovering the motive for the attack, authorities said.

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about ‘investigations’
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 9:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard President Donald Trump talking with a U.S. ambassador about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to people familiar with the testimony.

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 9:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late Friday.

Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders at times better reflect wishful thinking than the reality of the interactions.

US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 5:16 pm

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups.

Stocks end week of milestones at new highs; Dow tops 28,000
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 5:02 pm

Wall Street closed out the week with more milestones Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs.

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation.

Takeaways from Day 2 of House impeachment public hearings
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 1:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Day Two of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump featured a career diplomat with a soft voice and a powerful story.

Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 3:31 pm

Twitter’s new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes.

Mormon leader: We didn’t leave Boy Scouts, they left us
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 3:46 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists ex-ambassador’s record
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 6:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that a U.S. diplomat was responsible for Somalia’s descent into chaos decades ago, distorting her record.

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 3:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information.

Will you get dementia? Many may not understand their risk
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 3:02 pm

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests.

Ayesha Curry Thanksgiving recipe debuts on Google Assistant
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 2:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Ayesha Curry is used to a holiday on the road with lots of people, but with three-time NBA champion Steph Curry sidelined due to injury, the family is planning to have a much more intimate celebration at home — and she’s looking forward to it.

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 1:32 pm

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

Fired Ukraine ambassador calls out ‘crisis’ in US diplomacy
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 1:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired U.S. ambassador to Ukraine sounded an alarm Friday about the denigration of American diplomacy and the hollowing out of the State Department under President Donald Trump as she recounted how she became an early casualty of the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to the impeachment inquiry.

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 1:02 pm

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said early Friday it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce.

AP Explains: What’s wrong with hearsay evidence in Congress?
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 12:16 pm

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A leading Republican critique of the House impeachment inquiry is that Democrats are relying on “hearsay” evidence.

Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 10:46 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs.

Evergreen Podcasts Partners With the Talent Cast
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 10:30 am

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Bryce Docker Press Release —TruHorizon.pdf
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 9:46 am

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An ambassador fired: What to watch on Day 2 of impeachment
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 9:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers.

Former US ambassador to Ukraine tells Congress attacks from 'corrupt interests' have created 'crisis’ in State Dept
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 9:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former US ambassador to Ukraine tells Congress attacks from 'corrupt interests' have created 'crisis’ in State Dept.

For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 6:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk.

LA suburb mourns student victims after school shooting
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 6:02 am

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said.

Rosalía marks historic night for women at Latin Grammys
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 9:01 am

Spanish singer Rosalía, the breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, won album of the year at the 2019 Latin Grammys, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 5:31 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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