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Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...

Trump, now an insider, pitches self as outsider for 2020 bid

Jun. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four years after launching one of the most improbably successful runs for president in history, President Donald Trump officially kicks off its sequel on Tuesday, again offering himself as a political outsider — but this time from the Oval Office. Trump, who launched his last...

The Latest: UK candidates debate - what else - Brexit

Jun. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The five men competing to be Britain's next prime minister are taking part in a televised debate where they traded barbs about who will get Britain out of the European Union fastest. Front-runner...

Biden balances middle-class appeal with ritzy fundraisers

Jun. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas (AP) — During the early weeks of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden stopped by this exclusive Dallas-area enclave to headline a fundraiser at the home of Russel Budd, a lawyer known for overseeing billions of dollars in settlements with corporations sued for asbestos exposure. The...

Biden teases a $19.8M fundraising haul for this quarter

Jun. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden touted fundraising figures on Monday that suggest he has taken in at least $19 million this quarter, a sum that — if true — would top what all of his leading rivals raised during the last period. With nearly two weeks to go before the end of the second quarter, the...

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Jun. 17, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers. When the findings leaked to the media anyway, an infuriated Trump and his aides first disputed the...

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

Jun. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events...

The Latest: No video of officer shooting in Buttigieg's city

Jun. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly police shooting in the Indiana hometown of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say no police video exists of the confrontation during which an officer fatally shot a black man in the Indiana city where...

2020 candidate Castro targets affordability in housing plan

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and ending veteran homelessness. Castro's housing plan released Monday hits close to his stint as secretary of...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...