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2020 Democrats await 2nd debate lineups from CNN drawing

Jul. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates are set to find out their second debate matchups in a drawing broadcast live on CNN. Thursday's outcome will determine which top contender gets a crack at former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been leading in early polls. The event will spread 20...

Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg's 2020 campaign

Jul. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military...

Records: Trump discussed quashing stories about affairs

Jul. 18, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Court records released Thursday show Donald Trump was aware of efforts to keep a porn star and a Playboy centerfold silent in the days leading up to the 2016 election. But despite Trump's knowledge of those efforts— and the involvement of several others in his orbit — federal...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez says Trump rhetoric endangering

Jul. 18, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says President Donald Trump's attacks on her and three other Democratic congresswomen are putting millions of Americans at risk of physical harm. The New York...

The Latest: Trump claims he was 'not happy' with chant

Jul. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he "was not happy" when his supporters at a rally Wednesday night in North Carolina chanted "send her back" in reference to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar....

The Latest: No additional charges in Trump hush money probe

Jul. 18, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the unsealing of court records related to the Michael Cohen investigation (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Federal prosecutors in New York have decided not to file any additional charges in their investigation of illegal hush money payments orchestrated by President Donald...

Prosecutors plan no additional charges in Trump hush money probe, people briefed on the matter tell the AP

Jul. 18, 2019 12:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors plan no additional charges in Trump hush money probe, people briefed on the matter tell the AP.

Court records show Trump was on calls with aides rushing to squash stories about alleged affairs before election

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Court records show Trump was on calls with aides rushing to squash stories about alleged affairs before election.

Elizabeth Warren pitches new constraints on private equity

Jul. 18, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by investment firms that take over troubled companies. Warren's plan, the latest in a series of policy ideas that...

Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out....