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

Jul. 15, 2019 3:58 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 their former law firm's work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual...

The Latest: McConnell declines to address Trump tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to address President Donald Trump's criticism of women of color in Congress. McConnell told reporters Monday he'd "address...

Sanders says Philadelphia hospital plight example of 'greed'

Jul. 15, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pointing to the planned closure of a longtime Philadelphia teaching hospital as an example of corporate greed in health care. The Vermont senator spoke Monday to a crowd of hundreds outside Hahnemann University Hospital and called...

Democratic money jitters ease after big second quarter haul

Jul. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some big fundraising hauls by Democrats have eased worries that lackluster totals last quarter were a sign the party would struggle to stockpile cash for the general election fight with President Donald Trump. All campaigns have to report their second quarter fundraising totals to the...

'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,"...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

Jul. 15, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday. The Biden Cancer Initiative's sudden move to cease its activities comes two years after...

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. Biden on Monday released a plan...

Walker to take new job, won't run for office in 2022

Jul. 15, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he won't run for office again in 2022 because he has accepted a new full-time job running a group based in Washington, D.C., that promotes conservative ideas among young people. The Republican had been openly considering running for his old job...

Ugandan singer Bobi Wine plans to run for president in 2021

Jul. 15, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election "on behalf of the people." But Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, said he is concerned about his safety after what he believes was an...