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AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during...

Sanders and Warren stockpile millions more than 2020 rivals

Oct. 16, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months while posting an anemic...

NBA's reaction to Morey tweet differs in English, Chinese

Oct. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The NBA put out one statement reacting to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protest movement. Depending on which language it was read in, the league's words had very different meaning. A politically charged disagreement over Morey's tweet that...

Rockets' general manager's Hong Kong comments anger China

Oct. 7, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team's Chinese fans or sponsors. A short time after Morey posted...

Campaign: Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital

Oct. 4, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. The 78-year-old was at a campaign event Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital where he was...

Housing woes push into 2020 campaign from Nevada and beyond

Sep. 30, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many, Mario Wolthers was lured to Las Vegas a decade ago from California by cheaper housing costs. But when his apartment managers tried to raise his rent last spring, he moved in with a roommate. "I'm a responsible taxpaying citizen," said Wolthers, a 38-year-old elementary school...

Biden's top 2020 Democratic rivals avoid rush to defend him

Sep. 27, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidates are united in condemning President Donald Trump for seeking a foreign country's help to trash a domestic political rival. But when it comes to defending the president's target, former Vice President Joe Biden, it's more complicated. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested...

Warren's momentum spurs new attacks from 2020 rivals

Sep. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Elizabeth Warren has enjoyed a heady summer of massive crowds and endless selfie lines as she steadily climbs in Democratic presidential primary polls. With the apparent success comes a new reality: She's now a prime target for rivals and their supporters. Some of the offensives are direct, with Pete Buttigieg...

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the...

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Sep. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample base of support, even among his fellow millennials, is a...