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With new Cabinet, Thailand replaces junta with army allies

Jul. 16, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the Cabinet, whose 36 members pledged their loyalty...

Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

Jul. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MANNING, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastructure. "We have to ensure we bring along everyone," the...

North Carolina Dem takes big financial lead in US House redo

Jul. 16, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in a North Carolina U.S. House special election that was ordered after a ballot-collection scandal in the GOP-leaning district. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan McCready...

Florida Democrats complain of Trump 'ballot bias' in 2020

Jul. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from a string of high-profile razor-thin election losses in Florida, national Democrats are asking a federal judge to discard a longstanding state law that reserves the top slot of next year's presidential ballot for the party of the state's governor. Assuming he...

Kelly outraises McSally in Arizona Senate race

Jul. 16, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has again outraised Republican Sen. Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate race. Figures released by the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday show Kelly raised $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2019. Kelly, a retired astronaut, had just under $6 million in the bank on...

The Latest: House votes to condemn Trump tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local): p.m. The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries of origin....

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

Jul. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. His motivations were immediately greeted with skepticism from some...

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...

Court upholds new districts in Navajo voting-rights case

Jul. 16, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld newly drawn voting districts in a Utah county after a judge had found the old boundaries amounted to racial gerrymandering and violated the rights of Navajo voters. The opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver comes after...

Organizers abandon effort to overturn school funding package

Jul. 16, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon business group says it will no longer try to overturn an education tax package meant to provide a $1 billion funding increase to the state's public school system. Oregon Manufacturers & Commerce said in a statement Tuesday the group has abandoned efforts to send the school...