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  • Authorities appear no closer to finding Austin bomber

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four explosions have rocked Texas’ capital in less than three weeks and authorities say a serial bomber is likely to blame. But they don’t appear closer to making any arrests. Three package bombs left on doorsteps over 10 days starting on March 2 killed two people and injured two others. Then, […]
  • GOP leaders have yet to move to protect special counsel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president — simply waiting out the storm. Trump blistered Mueller […]
  • First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady. The meeting Tuesday marks her first public event on the topic, a choice some observers have questioned given that her […]
  • Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide clients about the availability of contraception, abortion and pre-natal care, at little or no cost. […]
  • Numbers reveal breadth of investigation into Texas bombings

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The series of bombings this month in the Texas capital city of Austin has generated a vast response by state and federal law enforcement agencies that are sifting through hundreds of tips to find what Austin police Chief Brian Manley has described as a serial bomber. Here’s a look at the […]
  • Authorities hunting clues ask Austin bomber to talk to them

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. The Austin police chief’s direct appeal, complete with promises to listen to the bomber and try to understand the reasons, reflects the stubborn […]
  • In NH and Iowa, Trump eyes 2020 re-election as midterms loom

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first visit to New Hampshire as president was soaked in nostalgia for his first campaign — and punctuated with subtle nods to his next one in 2020. Some Republicans wish he would keep his focus on the election around the corner. As the GOP faces tremendous challenges in […]
  • Senate intelligence leaders aim to prevent election hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. elections from a repeat episode of foreign interference. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, will preview some of […]
  • Progressives look to continue gains on Illinois primary day

    CHICAGO (AP) — Progressives face their next test Tuesday in Illinois, with a slew of candidates vying for a chance to help Democrats try to gain control of the U.S. House this fall. Enthusiasm already has been higher than usual among Democrats in the left-leaning state. In several districts currently held by Republican congressmen — […]
  • Crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover on grand US tour

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran’s hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country’s image in the eyes of Americans. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman and heir to the throne, is opening a marathon tour […]