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Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...

Attack ads move to state issues in Louisiana governor's race

Nov. 12, 2019 5:49 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After weeks of nationally-themed advertising, Republican attack spots against Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards have shifted to state issues in the final days ahead of Saturday's election. The content change comes after a surge in early voting turnout from black voters,...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Nov. 12, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...

NY crafting plan to let candidates run with tax dollars

Nov. 12, 2019 5:19 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York commission is facing a deadline to come up with a $100 million plan to allow political candidates to fund their campaigns with public dollars. The Public Campaign Financing Commission has until Dec. 1 to release its plan, which becomes law unless lawmakers return to Albany to...

Louisiana elections chief draws questions about Trump rally

Nov. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana secretary of state's appearance at President Donald Trump's rally is raising questions about whether he's run afoul of state law barring the chief elections official from most political activity. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin appeared last week at Trump's Monroe rally...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...

Bloomberg registers for 2020 presidential ballot in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas' March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication that the billionaire former New York City mayor may seek the Democratic nomination . Bloomberg sent staffers to Alabama last week to file for the...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse....

Republican gubernatorial debate in Helena postponed

Nov. 12, 2019 1:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Lewis and Clark County Republican Central Committee has decided to postpone a gubernatorial candidate debate it had planned to sponsor in Helena later this month until all three candidates can attend. The committee announced Monday it would hold a debate at Carroll College on Nov....

Despite ban, high-capacity magazines still sold in Colorado

Nov. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A state law banning the sale and transfer of large-capacity gun magazines has not stopped the sale and transfer of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. An undercover investigation by 9Wants to Know found examples of gun stores in Colorado either ignoring the law altogether...