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Overheating machines complicate Florida's recount battle

Nov. 14, 2018 8:04 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A new problem complicated Florida's ongoing recount battle as lawyers headed back to court on Wednesday: Palm Beach County's tallying machines have overheated, causing mismatched results with the recount of 174,000 early voting ballots. Now workers are re-doing that part of the...

Bloomberg likely to decide on 2020 bid by early next year

Nov. 14, 2018 12:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be about as late as you...

Trump warnings about migrant caravan fall off after election

Nov. 14, 2018 12:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent. The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest...

Julian Castro meets with supporters about potential 2020 run

Nov. 13, 2018 10:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro is meeting with potential supporters about running for president in 2020. The former housing secretary under President Barack Obama said last month that he would "likely" make a bid for the White House. The 44-year-old Castro continued moving in that direction...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 10:16 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

The Latest: Gillum says claims of fraud undermine democracy

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidate says claims of electoral fraud without evidence by President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were sowing seeds that could...

Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

Nov. 13, 2018 7:33 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister. Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct. 26, when...

Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

Nov. 13, 2018 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be about as...

Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades

Nov. 13, 2018 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent. The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest...

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs

Nov. 13, 2018 4:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for Republican Gov....