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Avenatti to visit New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

Aug. 19, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House. Avenatti is scheduled to attend the Hillsborough County Democrats' Summer...

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Aug. 19, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could...

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift

Aug. 19, 2018 6:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Simone Zimmerman arrived at the check-in window at the Israeli border with Egypt, it didn't take long for the young activist to run into trouble. Zimmerman, a Jewish American living in Israel, quickly became a person of interest after telling the border agent that she worked for an...

Khan's party wins top office in Pakistan's Punjab

Aug. 19, 2018 5:54 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The legislature in Pakistan's largest province has elected a member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's party as chief minister following last month's elections. Usman Buzdar won a simple majority of 186 votes out of 371 in the Punjab provincial assembly on Sunday, defeating Hamza...

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Aug. 18, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but...

Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

Aug. 18, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally. A...

Pacifist, socialist leader David McReynolds dead at 88

Aug. 18, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime pacifist and socialist activist David McReynolds has died at age 88. McReynolds has died Friday in a hospital after falling in his New York City apartment. His death was confirmed by the War Resisters League, where McReynolds was a staff member from 1960 to 1999. McReynolds was one...

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Aug. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the July 25...

Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

Aug. 18, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Streets were hushed as the West African nation of Ghana on Saturday mourned Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world's top diplomatic post. President Nana Akufo-Addo ordered flags to fly at half-staff for a week while trying to...

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

Aug. 18, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career. Through 16 years in office, including two elections for...