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Boris Johnson tipped to win as UK Tories reveal new leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal Tuesday the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,000...

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...

Wray's testimony could be preview for Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 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...

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

Jul. 23, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling out...

Spain's Pedro Sánchez faces difficult 1st vote to form gov't

Jul. 23, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister is seeking support in Parliament to form a government. Pedro Sánchez enters Tuesday's parliamentary vote after falling short at the recent general election of getting the required absolute majority in the 350-member lower house. Sánchez's Socialists...

Ready to fight, Trump says he'll watch 'a little' of Mueller

Jul. 23, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He won't watch. Well, maybe just a little bit. President Donald Trump on Monday feigned indifference to Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony, an eyebrow-raising claim for a media-obsessed president who has been concerned for months about the potential impact of the former...

Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit

Jul. 23, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not. In an interview with The New Yorker magazine published...

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor

Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...

The Latest: Judiciary Democrats to hold mock Mueller hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold a mock hearing behind closed doors Tuesday as they prepare for former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before...

Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Jul. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House. As vice president under Barack Obama, Biden "was just a great friend of Detroit," Duggan told The Associated Press on Monday. "He visited...