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Energized liberals fear Warren, Sanders can't beat Trump

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — They want fundamental change: single-payer health care, debt-free college, environmental protections and the end of big money in politics. But as liberal voters size up the two leading candidates running on those values — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — one question...

US ambassador openly questions Afghan government on graft

Aug. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States ambassador to Afghanistan on Thursday openly questioned the Afghan government's commitment to fighting corruption after reports that a key figure in a massive banking scandal received an early prison release in return for a large campaign donation. Ambassador...

Trial begins for father of Sen. McConnell campaign rival

Aug. 13, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes deliberately violated federal law by funneling corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of a trial. Jerry Lundergan's attorney characterized the...

The Latest: McConnell rival's campaign donations prosecuted

Aug. 13, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the federal trial of the father of Kentucky's secretary of state (all times local): 1 p.m. A prosecutor says the father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes funneled corporate money into her failed U.S. Senate campaign in violation of federal law. Jerry...

Trump to headline fundraiser for Kentucky governor

Aug. 12, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who is banking on his close ties with the Republican president as he faces a tough challenge from a Democratic rival in a state that Trump dominated in 2016. Trump will travel to Kentucky to attend the...

Democrat Galloway launches Missouri gubernatorial campaign

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. Galloway formally jumped into the 2020 race ahead...

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

Aug. 10, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. Some of the loudest applause at the Wing Ding fundraiser came for...

The Latest: Booker says Dems must have 'faith in our ideals'

Aug. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on nearly all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates speaking at Iowa's "Wing Ding" fundraiser (all times local): 8:20 p.m. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is calling on Democrats to take on President Donald Trump with "faith in our ideals" and to "overcome his darkness with...

Ex-St. Louis County executive gets nearly 4 years in prison

Aug. 9, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Steve Stenger, once among the most powerful elected officials in Missouri, was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison for orchestrating a pay-for-play scheme. Stenger, 47, the former Democratic St. Louis County executive, pleaded guilty in May to federal corruption charges for...

Ex-first lady, conservative contend for Guatemala presidency

Aug. 9, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A runoff presidential election Sunday in Guatemala pits former first lady Sandra Torres against conservative Alejandro Giammattei, the top two vote-getters in the first round of voting in a country where the main challenges are widespread poverty and joblessness that have led tens of...