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The Latest: NY Dems endorse James for state attorney general

May. 23, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Democratic convention (all times local): 6:30 p.m. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is the Democratic nominee for New York attorney general. Delegates picked James on Wednesday at the party's state convention on Long Island. If elected...

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

May. 23, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history. Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary, and strong...

Clinton: Democrats can win with bold ideas, core principals

May. 23, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats can win elections and stand up to Washington Republicans by sticking to their core principals when it comes to education, health care, equality and the environment, Hillary Clinton told a friendly crowd at the New York state Democratic convention on Wednesday. The remarks...

The Latest: Lawyer says Kushner's had 2nd Mueller interview

May. 23, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has been interviewed a second time by special counsel Robert Mueller's team. That's according to Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell....

Aides: Hospitalized chief still controls Polish ruling party

May. 23, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Aides to the hospitalized leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party say Jaroslaw Kaczynski has retained full control and no decisions are made without him. The 68-year-old Kaczynski is Poland's most powerful politician, shaping policies from the back seat even though he doesn't hold...

Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

May. 23, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new historical marks with a primary victory Tuesday that made her the first black nominee...

Establishment Democrats relieved after Texas House runoff

May. 23, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state. The most-watched race of Tuesday's Texas primary runoffs saw liberal...

Correction: Primary Rdp story

May. 23, 2018 4:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 22 about midterm primary elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously that three vulnerable Republican congressmen from Texas are all white males. One of them, Rep. Will Hurd, is black. A corrected version of the story is below: History in Georgia as 4 states vote...

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

May. 23, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state's top job, but any focus on her chances becoming the nation's first black female governor first has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months....

Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

May. 23, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. Ryan sought to quell infighting Tuesday, dashing back to...