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Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

May. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign says he wants Congress to enshrine abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary." Biden outlined his position after several of his 2020 Democratic rivals highlighted the issue. Several senators running for president have answered a recent...

Biden: Trump can't relate to the average family's struggles

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump's latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can't understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make. Speaking Tuesday to high-dollar donors in an Orlando suburb, the former vice president referenced Trump's...

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

May. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders — not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet while he's...

Biden finds unexpected success with low-dollar donors

May. 21, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is finding unexpected online fundraising success from low-dollar donors, with more than 97% of his contributions coming from those who gave less than $200, his presidential campaign announced Tuesday. The former vice president, who last month raised $6.3 million in his first 24...

Kentucky primary to offer verdict on Bevin's job performance

May. 21, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters in Kentucky are casting ballots in a primary that will deliver an initial verdict on the job performance of Gov. Matt Bevin. The ally of President Donald Trump faces state Rep. Robert Goforth and two other challengers in Tuesday's GOP primary. Democrats are choosing between...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems

May. 21, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket." Pete Buttigieg used Fox News' own air to criticize two of its most popular personalities. Whether...

The Latest: Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

May. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden "deserted" Pennsylvania. Trump and Biden have made Pennsylvania front and center in the efforts to win the...

Powell says he sees 'moderate' risk from corporate debt

May. 20, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the central bank is closely monitoring a sharp rise in corporate debt but currently does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. In remarks to a banking conference in Fernandina Beach, Florida, Powell...

Texas transgender woman who was beaten in video found dead

May. 20, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A transgender woman was found slain in a Dallas street over the weekend, authorities said, a month after a cellphone video showed her being brutally beaten in a separate case police said they investigated as a hate crime. Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found face-down early Saturday after Dallas...