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MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for 'Rally the Vote' drive

Sep. 25, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote. The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics...

MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for 'Rally the Vote' drive

Sep. 25, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote. The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics...

Faced with second accuser, Republicans fight for Kavanaugh

Sep. 25, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

Sep. 24, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

Sep. 24, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court ruling expanding the kinds of proof of identity that voters can use in North Dakota elections, siding with state officials over tribal members who say the state's rules disenfranchise Native Americans. A three-judge panel of 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

PAC targets politicians it says act against women's interest

Sep. 24, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

The Stanford University law professor who led the successful recall of a California judge over his handling of a sexual assault case announced Monday that she is broadening her fight to target politicians. Michele Dauber said the Enough is Enough Voter Project will raise money to campaign against candidates for...

Tennessee campuses competing in voter registration drive

Sep. 24, 2018 4:43 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has launched a statewide competition for voter registration at college campuses. Hargett visited Middle Tennessee State University last week as part of the drive to increase student voter registration before the Nov. 6 midterm election. He...

Maldives' opposition presidential candidate claims victory

Sep. 23, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives' contentious presidential election, which was widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. The win was unexpected, and Solih's supporters flooded the streets, hugging one...

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Sep. 23, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. "We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote...

The Latest: US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition win

Sep. 23, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 5 a.m. The U.S. State Department has congratulated the Maldives' on its peaceful democratic election. Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in Sunday's vote, which was widely seen as a...