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2 workers acquitted in Kansas boy's waterslide death
October 18th, 2018  4:12 PM

Two Kansas water park workers have been found not guilty of lying during the investigation into the decapitation death of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide

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Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash
October 18th, 2018  12:55 AM

Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races

Tom Steyer
UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit
October 17th, 2018  6:02 PM

European Union leaders are giving themselves several more weeks _ perhaps until the end of the year _ to clinch a friendly divorce with Britain before their separation

Donald Tusk
Lawmakers ask Kia and Hyundai to testify on reports of fires
October 17th, 2018  5:41 PM

A Senate committee is asking Kia and Hyundai executives to testify next month about reports of fires involving their vehicles

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The Latest: May says UK, EU need 'courage, trust' on Brexit
October 17th, 2018  5:05 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences and strike a divorce deal

The Latest: May says UK, EU need 'courage, trust' on Brexit
Lawmakers summon Kia and Hyundai CEOs over car fires
October 17th, 2018  4:21 PM

A Senate committee is asking the CEOs of auto makers Kia and Hyundai to testify next month about reports of fires involving their vehicles

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The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law
October 17th, 2018  3:19 PM

A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law.

The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law
Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare
October 17th, 2018  2:46 PM

With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they control Congress after the midterms

Mitch McConnell
Comptroller accuses beer corp of corrupting reps, students
October 17th, 2018  12:42 PM

Natural Light is nearly as ubiquitous as water in some college towns, but a recent promotional stunt targeting one such Maryland town has drawn the ire of the state's comptroller

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California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together
October 16th, 2018  10:01 PM

AP Exclusive: Emails show California's transportation agency coordinated with gas tax supporters as the political effort to repeal the law intensified

California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together
Saudis have a $6 million lobbying payroll despite departures
October 16th, 2018  9:19 PM

Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation

Theodore Olson
As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large
October 16th, 2018  2:19 PM

Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy but it's not expected to retaliate against the US

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large
New Zealand lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruption
October 16th, 2018  5:44 AM

A New Zealand lawmaker has accused the opposition leader of corruption by deliberately hiding a donation from a wealthy Chinese businessman

Simon Bridges
How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries
October 16th, 2018  5:11 AM

On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries
Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms
October 15th, 2018  10:43 PM

Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January.

Claire McCaskill
US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years
October 15th, 2018  6:02 PM

The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years
West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports
October 15th, 2018  5:24 PM

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast federal properties including military installations as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia

ADAK
Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament
October 15th, 2018  9:30 AM

An independent report says Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed."

Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income
October 15th, 2018  12:14 AM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins tall tale on 'record' judicial confirmations and median income, spreads falsehoods on Medicare and overstates the ferocity of Hurricane Michael

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income
The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference
October 14th, 2018  8:59 PM

More executives pull out of Saudi business conference in wake of writer's disappearance

The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference

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