Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Politics

In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee still stands in Lee park in Charlottesville, Va.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW NEW YORK (AP) — The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state’s Republican ...
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Montgomery, Alabama.

BY KIM CHANDLER MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s famed Ten Commandments judge, Roy Moore, has forced a Senate primary runoff with president-backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, setting up a September ...
In this April 9, 2017, file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE BYKOWICZ NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is saying “we’ll see what happens” with top strategist Steve Bannon. The president refused to express confidence ...
Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning Utah's Republican primary to become the favorite to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Provo, Utah.

BY MICHELLE L. PRICE SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mayor overcame nearly $1 million in attacks from out-of-state groups to win a three-way Republican primary in a race ...
In this Sept. 12, 1958 file photo, Beverly Wysocki, top, and Marie Graskamp, right, emerge from a new family-type bomb shelter on display in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

BY JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of ...
President Donald Trump walks out of the elevator to speak in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York.

Remarks by President Donald Trump following a discussion on infrastructure with top advisers, followed by a Q-and-A with journalists, as transcribed by Federal News Service: __ TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, July 27, 2017.

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities show a disrespect for the rule of law ...
In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va.

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE and SARAH RANKIN NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his response to Saturday’s racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange ...
White nationalist Richard Spencer gives remarks after a white nationalist rally was declared an unlawful assembly on Saturday Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.

BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN President Donald Trump’s condemnation of hate groups — two days after his initially equivocal response to a deadly attack at a rally in Virginia — disappointed and ...
In this July 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump ...
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