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Judge refuses to toss Coast Guard officer's gun charges

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist who stockpiled weapons and drafted a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. U.S. District Judge George Hazel rejected defense attorneys'...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

Sep. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of candidates. Announcing his decision in an MSNBC interview, de Blasio did not throw his support behind any candidate but...

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

Sep. 13, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and other Democrats who argue the focus of the evening was misplaced. California Sen. Kamala Harris, one of three...

O'Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

Sep. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted "Beto! Beto!"...

Senators blast Trump judicial nominee for silence at hearing

Sep. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties criticized a nominee for a federal appeals court for declining to answer questions Wednesday about his work in the Trump White House and Education Department. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for the...

Man accused of plotting mass killing wants gun charges nixed

Sep. 9, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Christopher Hasson, 50, is asking U.S....

New Hampshire gets spotlight as campaign enters new phase

Sep. 6, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is not accustomed to playing the role of the undercard. But so far in the 2020 campaign, the first-in-the-nation primary state has been more of a destination for lower-tier Democratic presidential candidates than for three of its top contenders. Democratic voters have...

De Blasio: I make October debate stage or I may drop out

Sep. 4, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who failed to qualify for the September Democratic debate, said Wednesday that he may end his long-shot campaign for the presidential nomination if he doesn't qualify for the October debates. De Blasio said it's "really tough to conceive of continuing" in...

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

Aug. 29, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 29, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DORIAN HEADS FOR BAHAMAS, FLORIDA The Category 1 hurricane does limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, though forecasters warn the storm is gaining strength as it moves over open water. 2....