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Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits

Oct. 22, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The event comes at the...

AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending

Oct. 22, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it. To a large extent, the differences depend on whether...

Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

Oct. 22, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 22, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

Oct. 22, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with...

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Oct. 22, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her second debate...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Oct. 22, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him. O'Rourke is...

The Latest: Khashoggi's fiancée put under police protection

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Turkey's official news agency says the fiancée of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has been given 24-hour police protection. Anadolu news...

Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

Oct. 21, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...