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2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa's rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before ...

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

By JUAN A. LOZANO undefined HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the ...

Ahead of impeachment trial, Trump suggests not having it

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. The Republican ...

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

By JUAN A. LOZANO undefined HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the ...

Pelosi to send impeachment to Senate for historic trial

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff but confronting the Senate with only the third trial ...

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people ...

Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn't miss the chance to take a bow. Trump tweeted: "U.S. Cancer Death ...

House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action ...

CES Gadget Show: Pizza from robots, underwater scooters

By RACHEL LERMAN and JOSEPH PISANI Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robots were front and center at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas. One even made pizza. The annual CES technology conference in Las Vegas runs through Friday and offers a forum for companies to unveil their products and ...

Independents could decide California’s Democratic primary

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, no prize is bigger than California, which offers more delegates than any other state. And as candidates plot their strategies here, there's an overlooked group of voters ...