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Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...

Some House candidates in redrawn district don't live there

Jun. 23, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges recently in the...

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs of...

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Jun. 22, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs. While chances of a military takeover in Latin America's largest nation are small,...

The Latest: Pentagon seeking space for adult migrants

Jun. 22, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pentagon says it is searching nationwide for space on military installations that could be used to house adult migrants who have tried to cross the U.S. border illegally. In a brief statement, spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie...

Trump plays central role in South Carolina governor debate

Jun. 20, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was an early supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who had never run for political office. McMaster's opponent said Wednesday it's inconsistent for McMaster to now say there's no time for on-the-job training where the governorship is...

Former Syracuse mayor is running for NY governor

Jun. 18, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Stephanie Miner, an ex-Syracuse mayor and former ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced Monday that she's running for governor as an independent. Miner, a 48-year-old registered Democrat, said she's launching her campaign to disrupt what she referred to as Albany's "corrupt...

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

Jun. 18, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian prince who is a candidate in upcoming elections was transferred to a hospital in neighboring Thailand on Monday after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, a fellow politician said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk and...

In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

Jun. 17, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story. Democrat Tina Smith, who filled the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member's seat in January after he resigned, recalls being asked if she could...

Arizona Republicans brush off talk about McCain Senate seat

Jun. 16, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican...