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Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness.

More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the ...

The Latest: O'Reilly says he was one of many accused at Fox

The Latest on the parent company of the Fox News Channel saying it knew a news analyst had threatened to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February :

Bergdahl due to be sentenced for endangering comrades

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

Women's March dinner joke serves up a political challenge

When a New Jersey politician shared a meme on Facebook during January's Women's March on Washington asking whether the protest would be "over in time for them to cook dinner," it sparked an uproar that led women to pack a meeting to demand an apology .

No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

No joke: David Letterman yukked it up on late-night TV longer than anyone else. Now his career of comedy has earned him a prestigious award and a celebrity roasting.

Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House.

Illinois governor's race could be costliest in US history

The 2018 Illinois governor's race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, propelled by a wealthy Republican incumbent and a billionaire Democrat who are airing TV ads and hopping private planes to campaign events more than a year before Election Day.

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents :

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February.

APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.

Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.

Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" — a place where all five New York City boroughs come together — but painters traveled from as far as Japan and ...

Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns

The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws, a poll finds.

Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight

Mourners filled a church in Florida on Saturday to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman.

Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle

When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.

Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database

Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression.

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon on Friday depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear.

Alleged office gunman got jobs, guns despite criminal past

The man charged with shooting five co-workers at a Maryland granite company this week, killing three of them, is a felon with dozens of arrests and a history of attacking people he worked with. With such a troubled past, how was Radee Prince able to land a decent-paying job and acquire a gun?

AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions

President Donald Trump's chief of staff distorted the facts when he accused a "selfish" Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson of grandstanding at a building dedication in the memory of two slain FBI agents in 2015.

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

A man who fired a shot at anti-Nazi protesters following a speech at the University of Florida by a white nationalist has been charged with attempted murder, police in Gainesville said Friday. Two men who allegedly urged him to shoot face the same charge.

No distress call after fishing boat with foreign crew wrecks

A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet.

US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcers

A curious allegation of mailbox theft unraveled into a tale of corruption that reached the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement, culminating in a U.S. investigation that found the former police chief and his prosecutor wife bilked clients and relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars ...

California wildfire victims search burned homes for memories

After fleeing flames that were closing in on him 12 days ago, Donnie Steggal finally returned home Friday — and sifted through the ruins of the Northern California home where he and his wife raised their two children.

Witness: Suspect gathered co-workers, then started shooting

A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying "come with me, I want to say something to everybody." Without another word, he opened fire.

Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop

A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base.

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities increased the count of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000.

Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said Thursday that the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying "come with me, I want to say something to everybody." Without another word, he opened fire.

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.

Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."

Judge won't throw out ruling explaining Arpaio's conviction

The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman's request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in finding him guilty of a crime.

Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

The costs to repair the nation's tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday.

Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013, authorities said Thursday.

White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer's supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech.

Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland said Thursday that her husband was so concerned about the gunman's explosive temper that he brought it up in church prayer sessions.

Court halts ruling allowing immigrant teen to have abortion

An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion.

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop's 4th murder trial

An Oklahoma prosecutor says he isn't surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter's black boyfriend.

Elderly couples in wildfires' path died in each other's arms

Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars.

Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons.

Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health overhaul may be nearing its peak.

'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew

A sweeping multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on high alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings.