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The Latest: Clinton says Dems' "bold ideas" will resonate

May. 23, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Democratic convention (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Hillary Clinton says the Democratic Party should stick with what she calls its "bold ideas" on education, the environment, health care and equality. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and...

Report: Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct

May. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three women allege Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton, a major contender in a crowded race with an upcoming primary, touched them inappropriately during separate incidents several years ago, an Iowa newspaper reported Wednesday. One woman told The Des Moines Register...

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

May. 23, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start. Trump...

Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential

May. 23, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a high...

Investigation of Greitens presses ahead at Capitol and court

May. 23, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A legislative investigation into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens pressed ahead Wednesday at both a courthouse and the Capitol, as attorneys argued over subpoenas involving a pro-Greitens group and lawmakers questioned the source of a six-figure cash payment related to allegations of...

Venezuela's Maduro swift to act days after election victory

May. 23, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election. He has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators and cracked down on the nation's last remaining critical major newspaper....

The Latest: Kentucky teacher's win shows November potential

May. 23, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on teachers showing strength as candidates in Kentucky elections (all times local): 5 p.m. Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state Capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled...

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

May. 23, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history. Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary, and strong...

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

May. 23, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained Wednesday, security officials said in the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. Wael Abbas was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on accusations that include disseminating false...

Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

May. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has schooled a leading politician, defeating him in the GOP primary for a state House seat. Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted state House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, a key figure in the legislative moves that prompted weeks of protests at the...