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Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia

Aug. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering. Media mogul Nabil Karoui's Nessma television station announced the Friday arrest, along with Tunisia's Interior Ministry. Karoui was detained in the...

Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

Aug. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows. Moulton announced the end of his campaign during remarks to the Democratic National Committee at their summer meeting Friday...

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Aug. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday,...

The Latest: Moulton vows to campaign for Democratic nominee

Aug. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 11:50 a.m. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts has told Democratic National Committee members that he will campaign vigorously for the party's eventual 2020 presidential nominee...

Ojeda says VA leak derailed his congressional bid

Aug. 23, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against the VA on...

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Aug. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a...

Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for power

Aug. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition's presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed over 250 people...

Trump: I'll visit North Carolina for congressional candidate

Aug. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races. Trump tweeted he would soon come to the state for a "big rally" for state legislator Dan Bishop of...

Tucson man charged with voting in 2 states in 2016 election

Aug. 23, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man faces felony charges accusing him of voting in the 2016 presidential election in two different states. The Arizona Attorney General's Office announced Thursday that 61-year-old Randy Allen Jumper was indicted last month on two counts of illegal voting and one count of...

Some delegations to 2020 Dem convention head to Illinois

Aug. 23, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The footprint of the 2020 Democratic National Convention will spread well beyond the host city of Milwaukee. Democratic Party officials confirmed this week that many party delegates will lodge in Chicago suburbs during the convention next July. A list obtained by the Milwaukee Journal...