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Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

Nov. 12, 2019 6:35 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in the St. Louis area were treated to a sparkling display as an apparent meteor streaked across the sky. The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing light flying across the area Monday night. It was taken by a volunteer storm spotter in the St. Louis suburb of...

Louisiana man accused of threatening president, denied bond

Nov. 12, 2019 6:29 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to set bond for a Louisiana man accused of threatening President Donald Trump via social media posts last week. KTBS-TV reports U.S. Magistrate District Judge Mark Hornsby told 31-year-old Friedrich Ishola that bond couldn't be set Tuesday because of a...

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed...

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors who want a teen to serve a lifelong prison sentence for killing a first-grader on a South Carolina school playground showed a judge cellphone videos and messages Tuesday that they say demonstrate he planned the crime. Jesse Osborne pleaded guilty last year to two counts of...

SPLC: Leaked emails show Miller promoted white nationalism

Nov. 12, 2019 5:47 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center has published emails that it says show Trump adviser Stephen Miller "promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda" to a conservative news site. The nonprofit's Hatewatch blog published excerpts Tuesday of leaked emails Miller sent to...

Unproven fraud claims seen in state races could cloud 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:04 PM EST

As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages seized on small-scale voting issues or pushed inaccurate...

Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Nov. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know what is in...

The Latest: Morales says he's leaving Bolivia for Mexico

Nov. 11, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has tweeted that he is leaving Bolivia for Mexico, which has granted him asylum. Peruvian authorities said earlier Monday evening that a Mexican government plane had flown...

NYPD detains 2 women selling churros in subway stations

Nov. 11, 2019 7:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police detained two women for selling churros without a license at subway stations, sparking backlash from social media users and at least one city official. Officers can be seen in cell phone footage captured Friday surrounding a woman who was selling the fried-dough pastries...