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'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree with me,"...

The Latest: Sen. Tim Scott says Trump tweets 'unacceptable'

Jul. 15, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The only black Republican in the U.S. Senate is criticizing President Donald Trump for tweets directed at four Democratic congresswomen of color. Sen. Tim Scott of South...

Wyoming cities, counties divided on changes to tax law

Jul. 15, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming cities want only people living inside their limits to have say on city taxes_a change some county governments say would put them at a disadvantage. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Sunday that state lawmakers heard from city and county officials last week while...

Some in GOP rebuke Trump, but party leaders still silent

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should "go back" to the countries they came from. By Monday, some in the party were speaking up. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the only black Republican senator, said...

Shaheen takes in $1.9 million for second quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Jeanne Shaheen raised more than $1.9 million in the latest fundraising quarter as she seeks a third term in the U.S. Senate. Shaheen's campaign says her second-quarter haul is more than any other New Hampshire candidate raised for that time period, exceeding the $1.49 million...

Nebraska child welfare firm sues state after losing contract

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A firm that has managed child welfare cases in the Omaha area for years will sue Nebraska state officials who awarded a new contract to a different nonprofit. PromiseShip announced plans Monday to file the lawsuit after the officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human...

Campaign says Collins has outraised her 2014 reelection bid

Jul. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019. That's far ahead of the over $1 million Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in between June 24 and June 30. Collins campaign Monday says she has $5.4...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused...

GOP governor: Trump's tweets 'shameful, racist'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he condemns President Donald Trump's attack on Twitter aimed at four Democratic congresswomen of color, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Boston. Baker, a frequent critic of Trump, said Monday the president's tweets were "shameful" and...

Moscow rally aims to get opposition candidates on the ballot

Jul. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 people are rallying in Moscow to support opposition candidates looking to run for the local legislature in a second day of protests in the Russian capital. Opposition supporters gathered Monday to back the candidates' bid to run for the Moscow Duma in September. Election officials...