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North Carolina Senate panel OKs bill for voter ID denial fix

May. 21, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Altered rules on how North Carolina student and employee identification cards must be authenticated before they qualify as voter identification required for next year's elections are advancing through the state legislature. The Senate elections committee recommended on Tuesday...

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

May. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition

May. 17, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose...

The Latest: Kamala Harris open to reforming Supreme Court

May. 15, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates and abortion (all times local): 1 p.m. Kamala Harris says she is "open" to a debate over reforming the Supreme Court. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate and California senator said she'd...

Ex-US Sen. Lugar lauded for advocacy of global peace

May. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Sen. Richard Lugar's soft-spoken presence belied an influence on the global stage that was celebrated Wednesday for helping secure peace in many parts of the world. Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Justice John Roberts joined numerous other national leaders among several...

The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

May. 15, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise. Pence told the several hundred people at Lugar's funeral Wednesday in Indianapolis that he'll be...

Duterte allies appear to have won Philippine Senate seats

May. 14, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte's allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition's last bulwarks against a brash populist leader accused of massive human rights violations. Preliminary results comprising 94% of returns from...

Warren says she'd appoint former teacher to education post

May. 13, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is pledging that if she's elected president, her secretary of education "will be a former public school teacher who is committed to public education." Warren made the vow in an email to supporter on Monday ahead of remarks at a town hall with members of the American...

Filipinos cast vote in midterm elections crucial to Duterte

May. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos voted Monday in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances under a leader they regard as a looming dictator. Nearly 62 million Filipinos...