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Biden, Warren face same challenge in Iowa: keeping momentum

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend's Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president's front-runner status. His closest ...

Trump visits 2 key states with leaders of India, Australia

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his raucous campaign rallies. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, Trump and ...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race ...

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

By LISA MARIE PANE and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel ...

Justices’ DC sniper case examines teen murderers’ sentences

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen ...

Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project. The National Park Service says there was a "brief interruption in service" for about an hour Saturday. Spokesman Mike ...

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and MORGAN SMITH Associated Press PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. The bus from Southern California rolled onto a guard ...

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York against the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. ...

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting her stamp on the health care issue that worries consumers the most, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private ...

‘It’s bad’: Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks East Texas

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain in parts of Texas on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures as the powerful storm system drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey ...