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Today in History

May. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2019. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later). On this date:...

Judge won't toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines

May. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Georgia's outdated voting machines and seeking statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots can move forward, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The lawsuit argues that the paperless touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are unsecure, vulnerable to hacking...

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...

Montana Gov. Bullock joins 2020 Democratic presidential race

May. 14, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field's only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016. The 53-year-old...

Stacey Abrams says she's still considering presidential bid

May. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she's still considering running for president in 2020. Abrams answered "yes" when asked in an interview with Pod Save America airing Thursday afternoon if she was still contemplating joining the crowded Democratic presidential...

Tougaloo grads hear from Georgia politician Stacey Abrams

May. 5, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tougaloo College's 150 graduates are hearing from a national political star with Mississippi roots. Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost a race for governor in Georgia, is keynoting ceremonies Sunday at the historically black college. Abrams grew up in Mississippi and her parents attended...

Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro passes on Senate run in Texas

May. 1, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat who leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said Wednesday he was again passing up a Senate run despite hinting for months that 2020 might finally be his year. It makes Castro, whose twin brother Julián Castro is running for president, the...

With Georgia's Abrams out, former mayor announces Senate bid

May. 1, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson says she's officially running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, just one day after fellow Democrat Stacey Abrams announced she wouldn't run. Tomlinson announced her candidacy on Wednesday for the seat now held by incumbent Georgia...

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

May. 1, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader...

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

Apr. 30, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim. Abrams, 45, came within...