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US senator says no ill will, intent behind 'hanging' remark

Nov. 21, 2018 12:34 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited...

US senator apologizes to anyone offended by 'hanging' remark

Nov. 20, 2018 11:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited...

The Latest: Senator apologizes for 'public hanging' comment

Nov. 20, 2018 8:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi has apologized for complimenting a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her to one. In a debate Tuesday...

Trump: Mississippi senator's 'hanging' remark was 'in jest'

Nov. 20, 2018 6:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending a Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi who praised one of her own supporters by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her — a remark that has stirred strong emotions in a state with a history of racially...

Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020

Nov. 17, 2018 11:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. "You're going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to voters on...

Dem's lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race

Nov. 16, 2018 8:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans in Mississippi's intensifying U.S. Senate race are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later deposed and charged with crimes against humanity. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and a GOP campaign group have launched ads questioning...

German far right party leader defends questioned donations

Nov. 16, 2018 7:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A leading German far-right politician defended herself Friday against suggestions she might have knowingly accepted illegal campaign donations. "I resolutely reject the allegations," Alice Weidel, co-head of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany, said in a statement before a meeting of...

Senate lets Bahrain weapon sale proceed; Yemen unease grows

Nov. 15, 2018 6:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected an effort Thursday to block $300 million in weapon sales to Bahrain, but there's growing unease in Congress about the U.S. role supporting the Saudi Arabia-led coalition's military campaign in Yemen. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., forced the vote to send a message to President...

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Nov. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. On Friday, former Massachusetts...

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

Nov. 14, 2018 5:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the...