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Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term despite a strong Republican primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in courtrooms over education and...

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

May. 21, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot-button issue has shot to the...

Biden finds unexpected success with low-dollar donors

May. 21, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is finding unexpected online fundraising success from low-dollar donors, with more than 97% of his contributions coming from those who gave less than $200, his presidential campaign announced Tuesday. The former vice president, who last month raised $6.3 million in his first 24...

North Carolina Senate panel OKs bill for voter ID denial fix

May. 21, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Altered rules on how North Carolina student and employee identification cards must be authenticated before they qualify as voter identification required for next year's elections are advancing through the state legislature. The Senate elections committee recommended on Tuesday...

Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

May. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors aren't quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III agreed Tuesday to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation of Michael Cohen under seal until July 15...

UK man charged with assault over Farage milkshake-throwing

May. 21, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a 32-year-old man with assault after pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election. Northumbria Police said Tuesday that Paul Crowther had been charged with common assault and criminal damage over...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

The Latest: Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

May. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden "deserted" Pennsylvania. Trump and Biden have made Pennsylvania front and center in the efforts to win the...

1st black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

May. 20, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city. "For years, they've said Chicago ain't ready...

Ed Cox, longtime NY GOP chairman, to join Trump campaign

May. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ed Cox, the longtime chairman of the New York state Republican Party, will step down to raise money for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. Trump's campaign announced the move Monday. It comes as Cox faced a strong challenge for the party chairmanship from Erie County GOP...