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Biden's sister talks Violence Against Women Act in Nevada

Sep. 16, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister and longtime political adviser of former Vice President Joe Biden met Monday with advocates for victims of domestic violence while in Nevada to campaign for her brother. Valerie Biden Owens toured a women and children's shelter in Las Vegas and held a discussion with advocates...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

The Latest: Democrats eye voter turnout, Trump rallies fans

Sep. 16, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Democratic student activists and congressional representatives are holding a voter registration drive as President Trump travels to New Mexico for a political rally. U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján...

Letter: 150,000-plus voters placed on 'inactive list'

Sep. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 150,000 registered Kentucky voters were improperly placed on an "inactive list" that could jeopardize their right to vote in November, the state Democratic Party said Monday. In a letter to the State Board of Elections, Democratic chairman Ben Self demanded that the board...

Despite critiques, NC legislature on pace to remap on time

Sep. 16, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Facing a deadline this week, the North Carolina legislature stayed on track Monday to enact replacement districts for dozens of its seats on time as citizens critiqued the maps in a public meeting. The full Senate scheduled evening floor debate and votes on new chamber districts in 20...

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the last eight years of...

The Latest: Juul responds to California action on vaping

Sep. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California action on vaping (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Juul Labs says it agrees that there is a need to crack down on counterfeit and knockoff vaping products. The comments from one of the most prominent e-cigarette companies come in response to executive actions...

Biden, other hopefuls set for down-home Southern politics

Sep. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates are descending on South Carolina for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020. On Monday, Joe Biden,...

Trump seeks to spring upset in New Mexico next year

Sep. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign rally that demonstrates his efforts to capture a few more Democratic-leaning states in next year's presidential election. Trump's rally in Rio Rancho, in suburban Albuquerque, will be the first stop on a three-day swing...

Rispone TV ad attacks Abraham in Louisiana governor's race

Sep. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone is launching a TV attack ad against his fellow GOP contender, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, ending Republican Party leaders' efforts to keep their two main candidates from a slugfest ahead of the Oct. 12 election. Rispone's 30-second spot,...