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An FBI report says "black identity extremists" are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....

The Palestinians are threatening to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace - a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's case for claiming 'tremendous success' in world travels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months....

Alabama Republican Roy Moore embraces an aggressive strain of homophobia rarely seen in mainstream politics _ in recent years, at least
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....

The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local):...

Progressive pastors say Alabama Republican Roy Moore, dogged by allegations of inappropriate conduct, is not fit for U.S. Senate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."...

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....

California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's impacting how men and women interact
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact....

Even with White House seeking an additional $44 billion for disaster aid, lawmakers from hurricane-ravaged regions say the total nearing $100 falls short of what's needed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small....

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The Palestinians are threatening to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington

An FBI report says "black identity extremists" are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men

The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington

Alabama Republican Roy Moore embraces an aggressive strain of homophobia rarely seen in mainstream politics _ in recent years, at least

Ukraine's intelligence agency says it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia thirteen years ago

California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's impacting how men and women interact

A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions

The campaign spokesman for Ohio State Supreme Court Justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill has resigned over a Facebook post in which his boss wrote about his sexual past

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to double the state's unarmed guard forces, which were stretched thin during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath