Government and politics

August 17, 2018 - 4:53 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome. The Morning Call newspaper reports a sexual-misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:22 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 05, 2018 - 1:02 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump insulted the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James via Twitter but didn't repeat his criticism of the Ohio native before a...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 1:01 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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GOP chair Buddy Burkhardt, left, shakes the hand of Glenn Jacobs after early results showed Jacobs winning the mayoral race, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. Republican Jacobs, who is also the WWE wrestler known as Kane, defeated Democrat Linda Haney. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 4:08 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a "no-holds-barred, last-man-standing" round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County Mayor. Jacobs runs an insurance and real...
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August 03, 2018 - 12:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NFL Players Association's political action committee has begun dolling out donations for the midterm elections — including offering $5,000 each to two ex-players running for Congress from both parties. The group known as NFLPA One Team PAC gave $5,000 to former Cowboys...
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August 02, 2018 - 6:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on protest demanding government action on gun violence, resignation of mayor and police superintendent (all times local): 5:30 p.m. About 200 anti-violence protesters have left Chicago's Lake Shore Drive and are marching to Wrigley Field as they demand more government...
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FILE - This Friday Oct. 6, 2017 file photo shows a view of MacLeod House, a sixteen room boutique hotel, at the Trump International golf course in Balmedie, Scotland. Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority’’ of an environmentally sensitive patch of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has “led to direct loss of” as much as 68 hectares (168 acres) of mobile sand dunes protected under Scottish law. (AP Photo/Renee Graham, file)
July 29, 2018 - 12:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's family business partially destroyed legally protected sand dunes in Scotland when it built a golf course north of Aberdeen, according to government reports released in response to a freedom of information request. Scottish Natural Heritage, which monitors...
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July 27, 2018 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump congratulated Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump tweeted Friday: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first...
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