TOPEKA, Kansas | Anti-abortion past haunts Kansas Democratic governor hopeful

TOPEKA, Kan.  — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s retirement is giving the Kansas governor’s race an odd twist by complicating the bid of a major Democratic candidate who’s trying to rebuild his party’s brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty argues that Democrats can’t … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kansas | Anti-abortion past haunts Kansas Democratic governor hopeful

NEW YORK | Leandra English, who sued Trump, to resign from CFPB

NEW YORK — Leandra English, the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who unsuccessfully sued President Donald Trump for control of the consumer watchdog agency, said Friday she plans to resign next week. English was the chief of staff for Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama’s director of the bureau. She was promoted to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Leandra English, who sued Trump, to resign from CFPB

LONDON | After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May corralled her Cabinet inside an English country house for a long, hot day Friday, and announced that the divided government had finally agreed on a plan for a future free-trade deal with the European Union. The proposal aims to keep the U.K. and the bloc in a free-trade … Continue reading LONDON | After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan

VATICAN CITY | Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope’s election, dies at 75

VATICAN CITY  — Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, seeking … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope’s election, dies at 75

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

DC | NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

DC – A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: We Now Know Why Valerie Jarrett Moved In With … Continue reading DC | NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Defiant Indiana attorney general won’t step down

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on growing calls for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he will not step down amid groping allegations made against him, despite a surge of public officials from both parties calling for the Republican to … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Defiant Indiana attorney general won’t step down

OAKLAND, California | Funeral honors California girl who was declared dead twice

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners filed into a Northern California church Tuesday for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. The congregation gave Jahi McMath’s mother a standing ovation at the start of the service for fighting to … Continue reading OAKLAND, California | Funeral honors California girl who was declared dead twice