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The Latest: Booker now reserving judgment on Smollett case

Feb. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker, who called the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett a "modern-day lynching" after the actor reported it, is withholding judgment on reports alleging Smollett is under investigation for possible involvement in his own...

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Feb. 15, 2019 9:33 PM EST

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California are visiting early voting states on Friday...

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the...

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

Feb. 15, 2019 12:21 PM EST

RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin and sticks of timber. From his little grocery shop, 65-year-old Jafar Ali awaits the moment a presidential...

State justice denies benefit from alleged stolen union funds

Feb. 7, 2019 5:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice who is the younger brother of an indicted Philadelphia labor leader denied Thursday that he knowingly benefited from any money allegedly embezzled from the union. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited five unidentified people familiar with the...

Campaign cash paid Trump foe's legal bills after #MeToo fall

Jan. 29, 2019 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated...

Steyer to put more millions into impeachment, not a campaign

Jan. 10, 2019 12:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer said Wednesday that he will not run for the White House in 2020 and will instead focus on calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. Steyer, who has spent $50 million on his Need to Impeach campaign and announced plans...

St. Louis circuit attorney fined over use of campaign money

Jan. 3, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis circuit attorney who charged then-Gov. Eric Greitens with two crimes last year was fined $63,009 for campaign finance violations, an agreement published Wednesday shows. Democratic Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, in a statement, blamed clerical errors for the violations and...

Lawmakers override veto of North Carolina elections bill

Dec. 27, 2018 5:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With Republicans' veto-proof majority ending in days, the North Carolina legislature on Thursday overrode the Democratic governor's veto of legislation that would keep campaign finance investigations confidential and allow the GOP to possibly dump their nominee in a still-undecided...

The Latest: Senate approves stopgap spending bill

Dec. 19, 2018 10:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:03 p.m. The Senate has approved legislation to temporarily fund the government and avoid a federal shutdown over President Donald Trump's border wall....