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  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also ar ...
    July 23, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • President Obama rejects Donald Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illeg ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
    July 22, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

    WASHINGTON – Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously d ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Jon Stewart says Donald Trump supporters 'don't own' America

    NEW YORK – Jon Stewart has told Donald Trump's supporters they can't take America back, because they "don't own" the country in a riff that mirrored h ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Video: Texas officer says blacks have 'violent tendencies'

    AUSTIN, Texas – Patrol car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, fol ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Fortune, friction and decline as casino 'Chinatown' matures

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighbo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • The wait is over for 'Pokemon Go' fans in Japan

    TOKYO – The wait is over for "Pokemon Go" fans in Japan. Players began tweeting about it as soon as ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Why black men fear that any police encounter could go awry

    Charles Kinsey held his hands in the air and shouted to police that the autistic man sitting on the street next to him wasn’t dangerous. A few seconds ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Trump: America in crisis – and he’ll fix it ‘fast’

    CLEVELAND – Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he w ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Roger Ailes out as head of Fox News, Fox Business

    NEW YORK – Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel and Fox Business, his career at the networks he built from scratch and ran with a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Ted Cruz: I'm not a 'servile puppy dog' to Donald Trump

    CLEVELAND – A night after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Florida police officer shoots black therapist; video shows him lying down in the street before being shot

    MIAMI – A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphon ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • Donald Trump says U.S. might not defend NATO allies against Russia if he's elected

    WASHINGTON – Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, migh ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention

    CLEVELAND – In the hours after the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas, Donald Trump offered his "thoughts and prayers" for all the victims of ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:33 am
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