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Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...

AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Apr. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday. The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-runner in...

Today in History

Apr. 11, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. On this date: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...

Democratic 2020 field taking shape with Beto O'Rourke entry

Mar. 15, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change. The...

A state Senate race in Iowa is drawing presidential hopefuls

Mar. 12, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a...

Bill Clinton has 2020 advice, but few candidates seeking it

Mar. 4, 2019 9:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 20 years after he left the White House, Bill Clinton is still sought after for advice by some Democrats running for president. But the names on his dance card in recent months underscore how much his standing in the party has changed. So far, none of the party's early front-runners...

Democrats 2020: Governors try to crack the senator scramble

Mar. 2, 2019 1:13 PM EST

The opening months of the Democratic presidential primary have been dominated by senators who have staked their campaigns on personal narratives and sweeping liberal policies. Now here come the governors. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the first state executive to enter the presidential field, launching his...

Washington Gov. Inslee focuses on climate change in 2020 bid

Mar. 1, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Declaring climate change the nation's most pressing issue, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid on Friday with a promise to refocus American government and society. "It is time for our nation to set a new priority," Inslee told supporters gathered at a...

California residents survey damage as historic floods recede

Feb. 28, 2019 8:37 PM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Tom Orr began moving lyrics and scripts, clothes and photo albums from his apartment as authorities ordered evacuations along a rising Northern California river threatening to hit a historic crest. But the actor and writer couldn't move costumes, computers and performance videos....