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Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 16, 2019 12:50 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to tour early states before 2020 decision

Jan. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Sherrod Brown is launching a tour of three states that cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primary. The move from the Ohio Democrat is a key step before he decides whether to launch a campaign for the White House. Brown won a third term in November on the strength of a...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

Jan. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. "It's an important first step, and it's one I am taking because I am going to run," the New York...

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...

Photographer sues Kemp campaign, Georgia GOP over photo use

Jan. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-based photographer is suing the campaign of Georgia's new governor and the state Republican party, saying a copyrighted photo he shot was used in a campaign ad without authorization. Kevin Liles, who regularly shoots photos featured in national news outlets, filed the federal...

Governor Kemp conciliatory in Georgia inaugural address

Jan. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp pledged Monday to work for all Georgians, striking a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address as he sought to leave behind a bitter election contest with Democrats who are pursuing a legal challenge to the state's balloting methods. Kemp, 56, was sworn in as...

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...

AP sources: NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to move toward presidential bid in coming days, will form exploratory committee

Jan. 14, 2019 3:37 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to move toward presidential bid in coming days, will form exploratory committee.

Sister of slain Brazilian councilwoman calls for justice

Jan. 14, 2019 3:02 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The sister of slain Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco on Monday expressed concern about the conservative new governor's commitment to solving the case. Ten months to the day since the slaying of Franco and her driver, sister Anielle Franco said Gov. Wilson Witzel's recent actions...