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Back in spotlight, Bachman praises Trump, addresses police shooting

Former U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann shakes hands after speaking at a GOP gubernatorial forum in Waconia on Wednesday.

The ex-congresswoman was the featured speaker in Waconia at a forum for Republican candidates for Minnesota governor.

Sen. John McCain has cancerous brain tumor

Doctors have found a cancerous brain tumor in Sen. John McCain after surgery to remove a blood clot.

It was found after surgery to remove a blood clot.

NY transit officials chew on possible ban on subway snacks

New York transit officials are chewing on the notion of a subway snacking ban — and that's heating up the political rhetoric.

Lawsuit: Ohio police shooting of black man wasn't justified

A lawsuit alleges Ohio police shot and mortally wounded a black man without justification and conspired to provide misleading information about the July 7 confrontation.

The Latest: Arizona's other senator says McCain's optimistic

The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor (all times local):

Super PAC launches another ad in heated Alabama Senate race

A super PAC supporting incumbent Sen. Luther Strange launched another ad spotlighting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' past criticisms of President Donald Trump in a bid to keep the conservative congressman out of a runoff in Alabama's heated Senate primary.

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London.


Thousands of unexploded bombs are another "secret war" legacy
Secrecy Rules

The landscape of Laos was sown with cluster bombs that continue to maim and kill, more than 40 years later.

Paulsen raised $565K in second quarter
Hot Dish Politics

Paulsen's newly Democratic challenger raised nearly as much in half the time this spring.


Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot is removed

Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.


By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary.


Trump's critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

President Donald Trump's extraordinary public denouncement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflected a long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies, but was not a calculated attempt to force Sessions from the Cabinet, according to two Trump advisers.


Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.


Minneapolis officer doesn't have to talk to state agents

A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to, but he will be compelled to give a statement to his department as part of an internal investigation.


Arizona Sen. John McCain fighting brain cancer

Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona had a brain tumor removed. Doctors say they managed to remove all of the tumor that was visible on brain scans. McCain's family is considering options, including radiation and chemotherapy.


GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

Republican senators are hunkering down in a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.


Trump says he wouldn't have hired Sessions if he knew he would recuse

In a remarkable public break, Trump complained that the appointment of a special counsel should not have happened because of the attorney general's recusal.


Kentucky state trooper shoots man who tried to run him over

Authorities say a Kentucky man has been hospitalized after he was shot by a Kentucky state trooper after trying to run him over with an all-terrain vehicle.


Kentucky GOP official accused of indecent exposure resigns

Officials say a man who served as a county chairman for the Kentucky Republican Party has resigned after he was arrested in Tennessee on accusations he exposed himself in a restroom.