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National Gallery of Art's East Building set to reopen

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:40:25 GMT2016-09-30T08:40:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington is reopening after a 3-year, $69 million renovation....

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:23:40 GMT2016-09-30T07:23:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war. And prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim....

Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:20:04 GMT2016-09-30T07:20:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy....

Families of US personnel ordered to leave Congo amid unrest

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:41:05 GMT2016-09-30T02:41:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is halting most official U.S. government travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo and ordering family members of U.S. government personnel to leave the country....

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:52:04 GMT2016-09-30T01:52:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department is pursuing debt collection - rather than debt relief - for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration's actions....

The Latest: Trump denies doing business in Cuba

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:20:55 GMT2016-09-30T01:20:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:58:39 GMT2016-09-29T23:58:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign....

Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:31:34 GMT2016-09-29T22:31:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago....

Watchdog report criticizes DEA's use of confidential sources

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:14:27 GMT2016-09-29T22:14:27Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has continued paying informants who were no longer supposed to be used, according to a government watchdog audit issued Thursday....

Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:10:54 GMT2016-09-29T22:10:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year....