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Bernie Sanders’ campaign says it’s reached 4 million donors

Nov. 19, 2019 6:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received contributions from 4 million donors. In Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, he didn’t reach that number of contributors until after winning the New Hampshire primary. That’s when the Vermont senator was...

US, Montenegro plot cyber warfare ahead of 2020 elections

Nov. 19, 2019 5:50 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin...

UK leaders square-off in first debate of election campaign

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn are preparing to square off in the first televised debate of this year's election campaign. The hour-long encounter Tuesday offers Corbyn a chance to make up ground in opinion polls, which show his Labour Party trailing...

Bevin sets special election for Kentucky state Senate seat

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville. The special election will be Jan. 14 for the 38th District seat, which covers Bullitt County and part of Louisville. The 79-year-old Republican...

Sri Lanka’s new president may struggle to form government

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory. With many executive powers clipped and the opposition in control of a powerful Parliament, the former defense official who inspires respect but also fear may have difficulty...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 3:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College on Monday that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the...

Some petition for recall of DC councilman in ethics scandal

Nov. 19, 2019 3:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Board of Elections has received a petition asking for the recall of a district councilman accused of violating ethics rules. News outlets report the petition was submitted Monday by the grassroots Committee to Hold Jack Evans Accountable. A council-hired law firm recently...

Georgia’s ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 2:56 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

Tampa philanthropist, mayoral candidate David Straz has died

Nov. 19, 2019 2:08 AM EST

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A retired banker and wealthy philanthropist who lost his bid to be mayor of Tampa earlier this year has died. Seventy-six-year-old David Straz was found dead Monday near Homosassa, about 75 miles (117 kilometers) north of Tampa. According to the Tampa Bay Times, his spokesman Jarrod...

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

Nov. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024. But even though the former South Carolina governor left the Trump administration on her own...