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Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

Sep. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said...

The Latest: Warehouse shooting victim had new wife, new job

Sep. 22, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland warehouse that killed four people and wounded three others (all times local): 5:32 p.m. One of the victims killed in a shooting at a Maryland warehouse had a new job and a new wife. The Baltimore Sun reports that Sunday Aguda had been planning to...

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

Sep. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It's little consolation for grieving relatives and others...

The Latest: O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

Sep. 21, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the first debate between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke says Sen. Ted Cruz "has a tendency to mischaracterize a position" after the pair repeatedly traded barbs during a frosty...

Taiwan police arrest US 3D gun man accused of sex with minor

Sep. 21, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwan arrested the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted in the U.S. over an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, official media reported. The Central News Agency said...

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the...

Georgia's Kemp: School safety 'has nothing to do' with guns

Sep. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan was any mention of the topic that has dominated the national conversation around school safety: guns. "This is...

Advocacy groups file complaint against GOP Senate candidate

Sep. 17, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A campaign finance watchdog and a gun-safety advocacy group on Monday asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate allegations of illegal campaign coordination between Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale of Montana and the National Rifle Association. The Campaign...

School shootings inspire new Bacharach song

Sep. 17, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 90, Burt Bacharach hasn't lost faith in the power of music. "Music softens the heart, makes you feel something if it's good, brings in emotion that you might not have felt before," he told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "It's a very powerful thing if you're...