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Educator upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

Aug. 15, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An educator who pulled off a major upset when she defeated a longtime incumbent lawmaker in the Democratic primaries will become one of only two black women in Wisconsin's state Assembly — a feat she attributes to long days knocking on voters' doors. LaKeshia Myers, 34, beat state...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on black unemployment

Aug. 15, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking unjustified credit for recent job gains by black Americans even as he defends himself against claims of racism. Trump and his administration argue he's done more to help the economic well-being of minorities than Barack Obama, the country's first and only...

Sturgis motorcycle rally sees more than 500K vehicles

Aug. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — More than half a million vehicles rolled into the small western South Dakota city that hosts the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year, a jump from last year but well short of the crowds that flooded the area in 2015, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. This year's...

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

Aug. 15, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call...

Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

Aug. 15, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black...

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

Aug. 15, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains. White...

Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

Aug. 15, 2018 4:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman,...

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

Aug. 15, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first transgender...

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first transgender...

Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

Aug. 15, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a night of firsts: The first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee. The first Somali-American major party nominee. The potential of the first black woman representing Connecticut in Congress. It was also a night of victories for President Donald Trump. A week after a vote...