National News

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran ...

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is ...

Sanders aims for strong showing in delegate-rich California

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed. The senator from Vermont was an insurgent outsider three years ago in a head-to-head ...

Floods show national security threat posed by climate change

By MARGERY A. BECK, ELLEN KNICKMEYER and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble ...

Joe Biden faces a challenge winning over progressives

By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree. As the former vice president inches closer to a third White House run, several moments in his ...

Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them. The team stopped last ...

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By AMIR SHAH Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers ...

Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South

By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks. The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National ...

Trump says public should see ‘ridiculous’ Mueller report

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous." "Let it come out, let people see it," Trump told reporters Wednesday. ...

‘Full House’ to big house in college scheme? Experts differ

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message ...