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Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

Aug. 16, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning out news...

Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

Aug. 16, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president on Thursday vetoed legislation on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to win seats. Andrzej Duda said the legislation would have left "a large number...

APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

Aug. 14, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. Johnson, a former two-term governor of New...

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

Aug. 13, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a wealthy former businessman,...

5 ex-North Carolina governors rebuke lawmakers on amendments

Aug. 13, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's five living former governors delivered an extraordinary rebuke Monday to the Republican-dominated legislature for two constitutional amendments that lawmakers put on the fall ballot, saying they would shred gubernatorial power and government checks and balances if...

Today in History

Aug. 11, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2018. There are 142 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles. On this date: In 1909, the steamship SS Arapahoe...

APNewsBreak: Gary Johnson mulling run for US Senate

Jul. 27, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is considering jumping into the race for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, raising the profile of a race that Democrats seeking to capture the majority in Congress had seen as a safe seat. Johnson consultant Ron Nielson told...

Baker signs nation's most-overdue state budget

Jul. 26, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts finally has a budget nearly one month into the state's new fiscal year. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed the $42 billion spending package into law Thursday, ending the state's status as the only one in the nation without a permanent budget. Baker vetoed nearly $50 million in...

2 Dems give final debate pitch before Tennessee gov primary

Jul. 22, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor were largely in agreement on the issues during their final debate Sunday night before the Aug. 2 primary. At Pellissippi State Community College, ex-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh were...

Italy's Salvini doesn't exclude EU veto on Russia sanctions

Jul. 16, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italy planned to use "good manners, the art of diplomacy, numbers and evidence" to persuade...