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The Latest: White House calls report 'complete exoneration'

Mar. 24, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time): 4:28 p.m. The White House claims the Justice Department letter summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller's report is a "complete exoneration" of President Donald Trump. In a...

O'Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

Mar. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S. The former Texas congressman told The Associated Press in an...

The Latest: Warren says Washington beholden to NRA

Mar. 24, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 2:30 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the National Rifle Association is holding "Congress hostage" when it comes to stemming gun violence. The Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate tells a campaign rally that if seven children were...

In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand calls Trump a coward

Mar. 24, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday called President Donald Trump a "coward" who "punches down" and says that he is "tearing apart the moral fabric of our country." Gillibrand also urged the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia...

Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

Mar. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. But what if the big reveal doesn't reveal much new? The imminent release of the special counsel's report marks a moment of reckoning...

The Latest: Leader of oldest Thai political party resigns

Mar. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The leader of Thailand's oldest political party has resigned after his party's poor showing in the country's general election. Abhisit Vejjajiva, a former prime minister, announced his resignation after an unofficial but...

2020 candidates campaign as public waits for Mueller report

Mar. 24, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

As New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially kicks off her Democratic presidential campaign in New York City, her rivals are courting voters in early primary states. Several Democratic White House hopefuls are campaigning Sunday, the day the Justice Department is expected to release key findings from special...

Campaign roundup: Indiana mayor talks marriage, millennials

Mar. 24, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg told voters Saturday that his marriage to his husband exists "by the grace of a single vote on the U.S. Supreme Court." The South Bend, Indiana, mayor visited South Carolina for the first time since announcing his presidential exploratory...

The Latest: O'Rourke gives a nod to Sanders

Mar. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 11:50 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's glad Bernie Sanders is also running and that the country "owes so much" to the Vermont senator for his persistence and leadership to move the country closer to embracing universal...

Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election

Mar. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Sunday held its first general election since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. Thailand has a long history of cycling through elected governments that are then ousted by the army, which in time allows fresh elections. Here's a look the...