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Ex-Nevada Senate Democrat sentenced for campaign fund fraud

Jul. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to more than two years in federal prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds to pay personal bills and open a downtown Las Vegas nightclub where he hosted political fundraisers. Ex-Senate Majority Leader...

2020 Democrats await 2nd debate lineups from CNN drawing

Jul. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates are set to find out their second debate matchups in a drawing broadcast live on CNN. Thursday's outcome will determine which top contender gets a crack at former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been leading in early polls. The event will spread 20...

Harris manager: No decision on encouraging early caucusing

Jul. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kamala Harris' campaign manager says the campaign has not yet determined if they'll push their supporters to caucus early for the senator next year but applauded the Nevada Democratic Party for offering more ways to participate in the state's presidential nominating process. Juan Rodriguez...

The Latest: Ex-lawmaker sentenced in campaign funds case

Jul. 18, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on sentencing of a former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker for misusing campaign funds (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A former top Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds. Ex-Senate Majority...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez says Trump rhetoric endangering

Jul. 18, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says President Donald Trump's attacks on her and three other Democratic congresswomen are putting millions of Americans at risk of physical harm. The New York...

The Latest: Trump claims he was 'not happy' with chant

Jul. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he "was not happy" when his supporters at a rally Wednesday night in North Carolina chanted "send her back" in reference to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar....

The Latest: No additional charges in Trump hush money probe

Jul. 18, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the unsealing of court records related to the Michael Cohen investigation (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Federal prosecutors in New York have decided not to file any additional charges in their investigation of illegal hush money payments orchestrated by President Donald...

North Carolina GOP Rep. Grange enters 2020 governor's race

Jul. 18, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state legislator entered the 2020 Republican gubernatorial race Thursday, a decision that denies Lt. Gov. Dan Forest a cleared path to the GOP nomination after preparing for years for a bid. State Rep. Holly Grange of Wilmington announced her candidacy in a campaign...

House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

Jul. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years...

The Latest: House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

Jul. 18, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The House has approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour. Democrats pushed through the bill Thursday with a party-line vote of 231-199, but...