National
September 10

Governor: Missouri in 'crisis' with violence in large cities

Missouri is in a "crisis" with violent crime in its largest cities, Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday.
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September 10
Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers during the season opener against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago.

Wis. senator again tries to end Packers blackout on Minnesota border

Twelve counties near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border broadcast the Vikings when the teams' games coincide.
National
September 10

How 2020 Democrats want to overhaul criminal justice laws

Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.
National
September 10

Official: Texas violated settlement over hot prisons

The head of Texas' prison system acknowledged during a court hearing Tuesday that state officials violated the settlement of a lawsuit over oppressive heat faced by some prisoners.
National
September 10

The Latest: Trump dismisses national security adviser Bolton

The Latest on President Donald Trump's firing of national security adviser John Bolton (all times local):
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September 10

Gun legislation stalls as congressional leaders trade barbs

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Democrats are engaging in "theatrics" over gun control legislation, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that "people are dying" because the Senate leader refuses to act.
National
September 10

Trump officials get look at Los Angeles homeless crisis

Members of the Trump administration visited Los Angeles Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the city's sprawling homeless encampments and efforts to control them, while President Donald Trump directed his staff to develop policy options to address the national crisis of people living on the streets.
National
September 10

Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would overhaul how Medicare pays for prescription drugs, by negotiating prices for costly medications, curbing annual price hikes, and limiting what seniors pay out of their own pockets.
National
September 10

Dems question Trump official on lands, Native Americans

Skeptical Democrats questioned a Trump administration official Tuesday on whether he's committed to preserving public lands and whether he respects Native Americans.
National
September 10

Another Gun Trace Task Force member charged by prosecutors

Federal prosecutors have charged another detective in connection with allegations of corruption in a rogue Baltimore police unit.
National
September 10

Worley: DNC chair trying to 'beat Alabama into submission'

The chair of Alabama's Democratic Party accused the party's national chairman on Tuesday of trying to beat "Alabama into submission" by portraying the state party as in a shambles, just the latest twist in an ongoing dispute between state and national party officials.
National
September 10

Prosecutor: Chinese woman lied to get into Mar-a-Lago

A Chinese businesswoman knew an event she planned to attend at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club had been canceled, but she still wanted to get onto the property and lied to Secret Service agents repeatedly to make that happen, a federal prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday.
National
September 10

The Latest: Authorities release 5 names in fatal boat fire

The Latest on a fatal scuba diving boat fire that killed 34 people (all times local):
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September 10

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates his influence on drug prices

President Donald Trump is off the mark in taking credit for a drop in drug prices that he calls unprecedented in half a century.
National
September 10

EPA to scale back use of animals to test chemical toxicity

The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but criticized as irresponsible by a leading environmental organization.
National
September 10

The Latest: Feds: Chinese woman lied to get into Mar-a-Lago

The Latest on the trial of a Chinese businesswoman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents (all times local):
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September 10

Adidas fixer gets year of probation in college hoops case

A former Adidas consultant was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation after prosecutors credited him with helping secure convictions against an executive for the shoe company and two others in a college basketball corruption scandal.
National
September 10

Justices weigh discipline against Penn State's ex-counsel

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court considered arguments in Philadelphia Tuesday over whether the chief lawyer for Penn State when the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke should face public censure.
National
September 10

The Latest: Next US lands director will be based in Colorado

The Latest on moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters west (all times local):
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September 10

Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges

Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer be restricted from accessing federal funding for capital projects, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.