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At Army-Navy game, Donald Trump touts new pro sports option

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation’s military academies to play professional [...]

Jeff Van Drew, N.J. Democratic lawmaker, plans to become a Republican

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans have been told that Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew is going to switch parties and become a Republican. That’s according to a GOP official familiar with the conversations who spoke on condition [...]

At Army-Navy game, Donald Trump touts waiver that lets military athletes go pro, then serve

President Trump escaped the impeachment hubbub in Washington on Saturday to watch Navy defeat Army in Philadelphia, rubbing elbows with new recruits and touting his waiver for military athletes who want to play professionally before serving [...]

Iowa Democrats worry ‘Medicare for All’ hurts key industry

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about [...]

Backers of gun background checks won’t try for 2020 ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A gun safety group seeking a change of state law in Ohio to require background checks on virtually all guns sales said Friday that it now plans a 2021 ballot issue. Ohioans for Gun Safety was cleared in July to begin [...]

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) – A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal [...]

Ohio criminal reform bill losses supports after amendments

Advocates of criminal-sentencing reform in Ohio are pulling their support for a bill after lawmakers added an amendment that would toughen penalties for people convicted within 1,000 feet of a drug-treatment center. The American Civil Liberties [...]

China tightens info control after leaks on detention camps

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and holding high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs [...]

Kansas Sen. Moran: Undecided but echoing GOP on impeachment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran said Friday that he hasn’t decided how he would vote on removing President Donald Trump from office but followed those comments up by criticizing the Democratic-led House’s impeachment [...]