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Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...

Warren, GOP challenger Diehl to face off in second debate

Oct. 21, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The second debate between two candidates running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts — Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren and Republican challenger state Rep. Geoff Diehl — is set to take place in the western part of the state. The two will go head to head in a one-hour debate...

Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

Oct. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, touched on health care, abortion rights and the economy under President Donald Trump before it ended in a personal and emotional exchange Saturday. The hourlong...

Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

Oct. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California. As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them escaping...

Alaska governor says he quit race to boost Democrat

Oct. 20, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's surprising announcement that he was quitting his bid for re-election with less than 21 days to go was an effort to boost Democratic rival Mark Begich's chances of beating Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker, the only independent governor in the country, said...

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long...

AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

Oct. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two years after a tough loss in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned Saturday to the state where he said his progressive message is resonating more strongly than before. In an interview with The Associated Press following a rally attended by...

The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off 'the trash heap'

Oct. 20, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is poking fun at former Joe Biden on a day when both politicians were campaigning in Nevada for candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. Trump was in rural Elko, Nevada, for a rally a short time after Biden...

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

Oct. 20, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in the state. Wrapping up a three-day visit to Western states with midday rally in rural Elko, Trump lent...