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The Latest: Business groups urge Johnson to seek Brexit deal

Jul. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:25 p.m. British business groups are urging new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson to take immediate action to secure a deal to leave the European Union that signals the country...

2nd person announces primary challenge to US Sen. Markey

Jul. 23, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A second person has announced a primary challenge to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. Business executive Steve Pemberton, whose memoir about his time as a foster child was turned into a movie, started his campaign Tuesday with a web video and events scheduled for New Bedford,...

Boris Johnson wins race to become UK's next prime minister

Jul. 23, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Johnson resoundingly defeated rival Jeremy Hunt, winning...

Testimony by FBI's Wray could be preview of Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is...

Boris Johnson wins race to be leader of UK's Conservative Party and will be country's next prime minister

Jul. 23, 2019 7:06 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wins race to be leader of UK's Conservative Party and will be country's next prime minister.

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then. Most...

Conservative group sues Ohio elections board over video ban

Jul. 23, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative group known for its use of undercover sting videos has sued Ohio's election board, alleging it enforced an unconstitutional state law banning the use of such videos in campaigns. At issue are videos that the group, Project Veritas, says it made by secretly recording...

NC special election candidate to offer ideas on health care

Jul. 23, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election is proposing ways he thinks the government could improve access and affordability in the country's health care system. Dan McCready is expected to argue Tuesday for keeping the Affordable Care Act in place to protect people...

3 GOP candidates for Mississippi governor set to debate

Jul. 23, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Republicans running for Mississippi governor are having their only debate before the party primary. The one-hour program begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the WJTV television studio in Jackson, and will air on statewide TV and radio and online. Two of the candidates — former...

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair, so he created his own

Jul. 23, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview. Instead, he made an appearance on "The 99," his Democratic presidential campaign's in-house livestreamed show, a controlled, decidedly...