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Morality tale at Uber: Reputation still counts

Travis Kalanick helped found and build Uber into a corporate giant worth more than Ford Motor Co. On Tuesday, Uber’s board effectively fired Kalanick. This was a direct reaction not to Kalanick’s infamously immature bad-boy behavior but to what his toxic personality was doing to the ...

Pelosi defends leadership after special election loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from fellow House Democrats exasperated after a high-profile special election loss. “So you want me to sing my praises, is that what ...

Let us plunge toward our fast-unfolding future

WASHINGTON — In 1859, when Manhattan still had many farms, near the Battery on the island’s southern tip The Great American Tea Company was launched. It grew, and outgrew its name, becoming in 1870 The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which in 1912 begat the first A&P ...

Analysis: Dem loss in Georgia underscores party’s challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health law. And Democrats are struggling to translate the energy of their core supporters into actual election ...

Why so much rage?

“Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?” (Psalm 2:1 KJV) That didn’t take long. Less than 48 hours after the shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress and their staff on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by the picture of ...

Senators focus on free speech at college campuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are the nation’s students and professors intolerant when it comes to free speech on college campuses? Students and academics insist the golden rule is for the speech to go on as long as violence can be prevented as a Senate panel examined whether free speech on college ...

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP walks back into the White House in Washington. Though still too early to say for sure what legal strategy his team will settle on, two avenues appear clear so far: Paint investigative special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as somehow politically motivated, or too aligned with the interests of fired FBI Director James Comey; and argue the president didn’t illegally exert pressure on the investigation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump’s legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and never retreat, appears to be shaping a legal team in his own image. His clear directive: Fight, fight, fight. In aggressively worded statements and confrontational TV appearances, Trump’s personal ...

IISHA BROWN, LEFT, and her daughter, Olivia Brown, 17, in the living room of their Charlotte, N.C. home. Because Olivia Brown lives in North Carolina, she was charged as an adult for a school fight last year and now worries that with a criminal record, her chance at a successful life is ruined. (AP Photo/Christina Sandidge)

Should 16- and 17-year-olds be prosecuted as adults?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When potential employers conduct a background check on Olivia Brown, they see a 17-year-old who was cited for assault and having a weapon on school grounds — both misdemeanors from when she pepper-sprayed a girl during a fight at school last year. What the employers ...

GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they’re considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing ...

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FORMER FBI DIRECTOR James Comey at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing June 8 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Poll: Little support for Trump’s firing of Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clear majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll released Thursday shows. Just 1 in 5 support his decision to oust ...

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF Sessions is sworn in Tuesday to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Key takeaways from Sessions’ testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave more than two hours of sometimes heated testimony to Congress, with Democrats demanding details of matters including conversations with President Donald Trump, interactions with the Russian ambassador and the firing of FBI Director James ...

Some in GOP say threats of violence ignored

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever the motive of the shooter at a congressional baseball practice, some Republicans say in the era of President Donald Trump, they’re being threatened like never before. They point to a virulent backlash against Trump that they say has gone beyond the bounds of ...

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP had lunch Tuesday with Republican Senators and White House staffers in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP: Trump tells senators House health bill ‘mean’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is “mean” and urged them to craft a version that is “more generous,” congressional sources said. Trump’s remarks were a surprising slap at a ...

Democrats seek distance from calls for impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats distanced themselves on Tuesday from a longshot bid to impeach President Donald Trump, arguing that multiple investigations should play out before considering such drastic, politically fraught action. California Rep. Brad Sherman has told colleagues that he ...

AP Fact Check: Trump paints Comey as a stranger

WASHINGTON (AP) — James who? President Donald Trump contended in recent days that he didn’t know his FBI chief, James Comey, well enough to lean on him for his loyalty. That was one of a number of claims by the president that called for scrutiny in the fierce backwash of Comey’s ...

Get shovels in the ground

WASHINGTON — Sensing that his Scottish enemies had blundered at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, Oliver Cromwell said, “The Lord hath delivered them into our hands.” Philip K. Howard, were he the exulting type, could rejoice that some of his adversaries have taken a stand on indefensible ...

Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Donald Trump’s beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn’t consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump’s recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just ...

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.

GOP shrugs off Comey claims, sticks with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI chief he fired called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug. The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it’s going to take more than James ...

FORMER FBI DIRECTOR James Comey speaks Thursday during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Oh, Lordy! Fired Comey fires back in testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — He came with a score to settle. Ramrod straight and with barely a blink, fired FBI Director James Comey sat before Congress and the nation Thursday and all but called the president of the United States a liar. Comey spoke without a script and wasted no time getting to ...

AP Fact Check: Trump’s dodgy data on health care, stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to give new life to a Republican health-care bill that’s facing uncertain prospects in Congress, using a speech about infrastructure in Cincinnati to go after “Obamacare,” too. He mangled some facts and repeated familiar ...