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  • Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

    DETROIT (AP) — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports the moment came early in the show Monday night at Ford Field with Beyoncé saying, “We love you” and thanking the ailing 76-year-old […]
  • What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who once criticized President Donald Trump are now fighting each other for his support. Minnesota faces a #metoo moment. And Democrats weigh whether to send the “Iron Stache” to Congress. What to watch as voters in four states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut — head to the polls Tuesday: WHO […]
  • 8 Democrats seek to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday’s primary, while Walker has repeatedly warned his supporters of a possible “blue wave.” Walker, who is seeking his third term as governor after an unsuccessful bid for president in 2016, […]
  • ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday’s primary contests for governor, the U.S. Senate and the […]
  • 3 Democrats seek Minnesota governor post Pawlenty wants back

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats were settling a three-way battle for governor in Tuesday’s stacked primary election, while former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty sought to win back his old job on the Republican side. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s departure had his party scrambling to hang on to what could be their only lever […]
  • Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me ‘suffers’

    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that “anybody that runs against Trump suffers.” In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn’t run against him. […]
  • Manafort trial turns from prosecution’s case to his defense

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under […]
  • Trump and Omarosa spar over claim he used N-word

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled Manigault Newman’s claim that she had heard an […]
  • Secretly taping conversations is not unknown in Trump world

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump’s world are nothing new, with the president himself once suggesting he secretly […]
  • Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops […]