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Harris Wofford, activist who served in Senate, dies at 92

Jan. 22, 2019 1:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Harris Wofford, a longtime civil rights activist who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960 presidential campaign, has died. He was 92. Wofford died in the hospital late Monday night...

Bolivia's Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term

Jan. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrated his 13 years in office on Tuesday amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again for the presidency. Last year, Bolivia's top electoral court accepted Morales' candidacy for a fourth term despite a constitutional ban and...

Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

Jan. 22, 2019 9:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for "Medicare for All," free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasn't enough for some of his party's most liberal...

Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

Jan. 22, 2019 9:21 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been released from detention pending trial. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, was arrested last February in...

Ukraine's ex-PM announces presidential bid

Jan. 22, 2019 8:35 AM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of Ukraine's most popular and resilient politicians, has announced her presidential bid. Opinion polls have consistently placed the 58-year-old, who was the country's prime minister between 2007 and 2010, as a front-runner in the presidential...

Trump lawyer walks back comments about Moscow project

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday walked back comments he made about discussions Trump had with his former personal attorney about a real estate project in Moscow during the presidential election campaign. Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to...

King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

Jan. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...

Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

Jan. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American....

Congo inauguration postponed; police stop opposition rally

Jan. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said. Dozens of people gathered outside his coalition's headquarters in Kinshasa before police arrived and canceled the event, said Eve Bazaiba....

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California says she will run for president in 2020

Jan. 21, 2019 7:32 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California says she will run for president in 2020.