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House Republicans divided as Ryan struggles to keep clout

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire found dead

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading heavy gunfire with officers during an hourslong standoff with police at a Florida Panhandle apartment was found dead Tuesday after an armored

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Red Cross says there have been over 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution

Drain the swamp: There's a sinkhole on the White House lawn

For all the concern over leaks at the White House, a more pressing problem might be the sinkhole on the North Lawn that appears to be growing by the day.The pit in the ground, which was first reported

Judge sides with transgender teen, declines to dismiss suit

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has sided with a transgender teen who claims a school board's bathroom policies discriminated against him.U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen

The Latest: Arkansas judge's order blocking ad is appealed

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local):5:30 p.m.A cable provider in Arkansas is appealing a judge's ruling ordering them and several Little Rock TV

Suspect found dead after standoff and shootout in Florida

Police surrounded an apartment building in northern Florida and exchanged heavy gunfire with a suspect barricaded inside.Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said the suspect in the lengthy standoff and

The Latest: Clinton urges Georgia Dems to pick Abrams

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local):6:25 p.m.Hillary Clinton is urging Democrats in Georgia to support Stacey Abrams for governor.Clinton

Sheriff says suspect found dead in Florida Panhandle apartment following lengthy standoff, shootout with police

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff says suspect found dead in Florida Panhandle apartment following lengthy standoff, shootout with police.

Gynaecologist breaks down as she relives delivery that led to decapitation of unborn baby

WARNING: Distressing content A gynaecologist accused of causing an unborn baby to be accidentally decapitated broke down as she told a disciplinary tribunal she may have tried "too hard" to complete

'The video terrorists didn't want you to see': Inside a Jihadist bomb boot camp

A shocking new documentary showing insider footage of an Al Qaeda training camp deep inside the Saudi Arabian desert will be shown in British cinemas next month. The documentary, Path of Blood,

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday

The Latest: Dallas voter backs Valdez with some 'hesitation'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local):12:30 p.m.A 58-year-old legal secretary says she cast her vote for Lupe Valdez in the Democratic runoff for Texas

Rubin: Aim, bluff, lose - the art of not making deals

US President Donald Trump is caught in a vicious, losing cycle of his own making. Firstly, take aim at an Obama Administration policy or law. Secondly, declare that you have something much better.

The Latest: House OKs bill rolling back banking rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to roll back rules for banks (all times local):5:45 p.m.Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of

Woman who shot Kansas abortion doctor moved to halfway house

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion provider and firebombed clinics in Oregon and elsewhere has been released from prison to a halfway house to finish

Congress moves to dismantle key rules for banks that came in wake of financial crisis; notches legislative win for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moves to dismantle key rules for banks that came in wake of financial crisis; notches legislative win for Trump.

Clint Walker, star of TV's 'Cheyenne,' dies at age 91

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western "Cheyenne," has died.Walker's daughter Valerie Walker tells The Associated Press that her father died

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday.The