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NYC's mayor says he stands by top aide at center of latest FBI raid on members of his inner circle

Mar. 01, 2024 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Friday stood by a longtime adviser whose properties were raided by the FBI and shrugged off concerns about the mounting federal probes of people linked to his administration. FBI agents searched two Bronx addresses Thursday owned by...

Haley says she raised a strong $12M in February, but can't point to long-term plan to beat Trump

Mar. 01, 2024 16:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that she raised $12 million in February, a haul that will likely allow her to remain in the Republican primary against former President Donald Trump past next week's Super Tuesday — even though she can't point to an...

FBI raids 2 homes owned by top aide to New York City Mayor Eric Adams

Mar. 01, 2024 15:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents searched two properties owned by a top adviser to New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday. An FBI spokesperson confirmed that agents carried out morning raids at two Bronx addresses, which records show are owned by Winnie Greco, a former fundraiser...

California governor pushes back against criticism of fast food minimum wage law

Feb. 29, 2024 21:36 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has denied a news report that he pushed for an exception to the state's new fast-food minimum wage law that benefits a wealthy campaign donor. California's minimum wage is $16 per hour. But starting April 1,...

Providence NAACP president convicted of campaign finance violations

Feb. 29, 2024 20:56 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The president of the Providence NAACP violated state campaign finance laws when he ran for City Council in 2022, officials said. A judge convicted Gerard Catala, 45, of two counts of failing to file campaign finance reports as required by state law. Catala,...

IRS launches crackdown on 125,000 wealthy 'non-filers'

Feb. 29, 2024 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS plans to go after 125,000 high-income earners who did not file tax returns going back to 2017 — and the agency says hundreds of millions of dollars of unpaid taxes are involved in these cases. Beginning this week, the IRS will start sending out...

The third-party group No Labels will meet privately as it decides whether to launch a 2024 bid

Feb. 29, 2024 16:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The third-party presidential movement No Labels plans to meet next week to discuss its path forward as it decides whether to help launch an independent candidacy for the White House. Candidates will not be chosen at the March 8 meeting, said Ryan Clancy, the No...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in North Dakota's GOP caucuses

Feb. 29, 2024 07:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakota will hold its Republican presidential caucuses on Monday, the last chance for Donald Trump’s rivals for the GOP nomination to slow his momentum heading into Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the primary campaign, when 15 states hold contests. ...

Virginia lawmakers again decline to put restrictions on personal use of campaign accounts

Feb. 28, 2024 19:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday defeated for another year campaign finance reform legislation that would have prohibited elected officials from spending political donations on personal expenses such as mortgages, vacations or gym memberships. Virginia — which...

Many in Iran are frustrated by unrest and poor economy. Parliament elections could see a low turnout

Feb. 28, 2024 15:09 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote. Widespread discontent over the cratering economy, years of mass protests rocking the country,...