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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces Hannah Brown at the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus Black History Awards brunch Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

Feb. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump

Feb. 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is preaching Democratic unity in taking on President Donald Trump, a challenge she framed as an existential crisis for America. Warren, having partly recovered her voice after catching a cold, said at a...

Buttigieg makes campaign stop in Utah ahead of Super Tuesday

Feb. 17, 2020 10:58 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a campaign stop in Salt Lake City ahead of the Super Tuesday presidential primary elections next month. The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor is scheduled to speak Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Union Events Center. Utah is among the 14...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Nevada's lieutenant governor endorses Biden

Feb. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 3:30 p.m. Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s White House bid. Marshall joins two of the...

Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Seattle Saturday

Feb. 16, 2020 5:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Washington a day after the ballots for the March 10 presidential primary are sent to the state's nearly 4.5 million voters. The Seattle Times reported that Warren's free-to-the-public event will take place at the Seattle...

South Bend teacher keeps art of traditional weaving alive

Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Melvenea Hodges knows that many African-Americans who migrated to northern cities like South Bend did so to get away from the cotton boll and what it represented. Generations of our ancestors were forced to cultivate those fluffy white orbs in the fields of southern states during...

Presidential hopefuls begin filing for Pennsylvania's ballot

Feb. 14, 2020 6:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first Democratic presidential candidates are filing voter signatures to get on Pennsylvania's primary ballot, according to information from the state election office Friday. The first to file was California billionaire Tom Steyer, submitting signatures on Thursday. On Friday,...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a town hall, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In interview, Klobuchar, Steyer can't name Mexican president

Feb. 14, 2020 4:31 PM EST

Democratic presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were stumped when asked during a televised interview in Nevada to name the Mexican president. Klobuchar, Steyer and fellow 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg were asked during one-on-one interviews with the Spanish-language station Telemundo on Thursday...

In this screenshot from NASA's Twitter account that was posted on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sara Noble demonstrate that a broom will stand up any day of the year, debunking the myth that the physics behind the simple trick only works on Feb. 10. (NASA/Twitter via AP)

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

Feb. 14, 2020 4:20 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: NASA said Feb. 10 is the only day of the year that a broom can stand...

Pete Buttigieg picks up two endorsements from Salt Lake Dems

Feb. 14, 2020 3:54 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a pair of new endorsements in Utah. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and her father, former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson, announced their presidential pick on Friday. Buttigieg is slated to hold a town hall in Salt Lake on...