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Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'

Feb. 22, 2019 11:30 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and make change."...

Republicans now sizing up North Carolina congressional seat

Feb. 22, 2019 8:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election being called in a disputed North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Several Republicans are now looking closely at whether they want to run in a new election for a North Carolina congressional seat. A current state senator and a...

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

New graft probe targets Guatemala first lady

Feb. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they have opened an investigation into first lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales related to apparently unreported campaign checks during President Jimmy Morales' election bid. The announcement follows an investigative report by El Periodico that found that in...

Expanding the map: 2020 Dems push past early voting states

Feb. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EST

The sprawling field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is on the move — to places other than the traditional early voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hopscotched from Puerto Rico to Georgia, where she met with rising Democratic star...

Dems' choice: Scrap the system or make gradual change?

Feb. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change. It's not just a battle over liberal or moderate policies. In many cases, the White House hopefuls...

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

Feb. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services....

Poland ruling party allegedly financed politics from charity

Feb. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers on Thursday demanded explanations from the ruling party about reports that one of its regional offices used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamentary campaign. Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported recently that Red Cross funds raised from the...

Analysis: Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Feb. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign? To win the nomination, he may not need to. As Sanders, a 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, formally launches his 2020 campaign, the lessons of President Donald Trump's victory in...

The Latest: Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

Feb. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The Vermont senator said Tuesday that...