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Sanders set for 'vigorous' campaign return after heart scare

Oct. 19, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders isn't going anywhere. Less than three weeks after suffering a heart attack, the Democratic presidential contender is beginning what he's calling a "vigorous" return to campaigning with a rally expected to draw thousands of supporters to New York City on Saturday afternoon....

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows a Turkish soldier helping a child drink from a water...

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Oct. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president. The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday. The endorsements are a major boon for the 78-year-old Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a...

Omar gets a primary challenger in organizer John Mason

Oct. 15, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Community organizer John Mason says he'll challenge U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar in a Democratic primary for Minnesota's 5th District. Mason, a first-time candidate, said Tuesday he wants to build on President Barack Obama's accomplishments in health care care, education, gun control and the...

Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Oct. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing to criticize his statements. At his campaign rally Thursday night in Minneapolis,...

Trump attacks Biden, slams impeachment probe at Minn. rally

Oct. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail, with biting and unsupported attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Confronting an investigation provoked by his...

The Latest: Prince estate slams Trump use of 'Purple Rain'

Oct. 10, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump's use of a Prince song before a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. The Trump campaign played Prince's "Purple Rain" as the audience at the...

'Welcome to Minneapolis': Trump rally roils liberal bastion

Oct. 10, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The conflict and Twitter battles arrived in Minnesota well ahead of President Donald Trump's touchdown in the state. Trump traded Twitter insults with the Minneapolis mayor over who should pay more than $500,000 in security costs for Thursday's rally at a downtown arena. He denounced...

Trump's Minneapolis rally on despite security costs dispute

Oct. 8, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said a rally in Minneapolis will go ahead as planned on Thursday after it threatened a lawsuit over the city's effort to recover $530,000 in security costs. The dispute erupted late Monday when the campaign accused Mayor Jacob Frey, a Trump critic, of...

Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

Oct. 7, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally married since 2018 but have...