New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him.

  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press

House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country's border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a U.S.-led coup plot.

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  • Written by By SCOTT SMITH and JOSHUA GOODMAN , Associated Press

Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' post


WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim


Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, claimed this week that members of Congress are opposing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration because they dislike the president.


  • Written by By AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press