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Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network ...

A re-energized Hurricane Dorian rakes the Southeast US coast

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Re-energized at 115 mph, Hurricane Dorian raked the Southeastern U.S. coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward North ...

Carolinas coast braces for flooding, hazards from Dorian

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press As Hurricane Dorian blows off the coast of the Carolinas, forecasters are predicting high storm surges and drenching rains that could trigger flooding and unleash environmental hazards in areas still recovering from last year's Hurricane Florence. The ...

Analysis: Black votes will define electability for Democrats

By ERRIN HAINES AP National Writer For all the strategic calculations, sophisticated voter targeting and relentless talk about electability in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Democratic presidential nomination will be determined by a decidedly different group: black voters. African Americans will ...

Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 ...

Official: Feds search home for link to gun in Texas shooting

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says ATF agents have executed a search warrant at the Lubbock, Texas, home of a man they believe was involved in the "transfer" of an AR-style rifle to the gunman who killed seven people in a Labor Day weekend ...

‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human ...

Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump, the Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday. The watchdog office said Comey broke ...

Big NJ water agency failed in scandal when Booker was mayor

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's ...

‘A big deal’: Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

By FREIDA FRISARO and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving ...