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Correction: Election 2020-Student Debt story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 24 about legislative proposals to cancel all student debt, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders' College For All Act would cost $2.2 billion. It would cost $2.2 trillion. A corrected version of the story is below: Sanders, liberals, out with...

Ex-Chicago Council member gets year in prison for corruption

Jun. 24, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago City Council member has been sentenced to a year and one day prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso sentenced 66-year-old Alderman Willie Cochran on Monday, saying he is part of "long and pathetic tradition" of political...

The Latest: Democratic candidates make rapid-fire appeals

Jun. 21, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Nearly all of the Democrats running for president in 2020 have made rapid-fire appeals to hundreds of cheering, sweating supporters at the "world famous" fish fry hosted by South Carolina...

The Latest: Police grads honor slain Sacramento officer

Jun. 20, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A Sacramento Police Academy graduation ceremony has opened with a moment of silence for a rookie gunned down last night by a rifle-wielding attacker. Lt. Steve OIiveira told nearly 60 graduates...

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Jun. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private...

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

Jun. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth Warren of...

DOJ supports lawsuit demanding religious tuition payments

Jun. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is backing three families who are suing to force the state of Maine to pay tuition for some students to attend religious high schools. The "Statement of Interest" filed Monday supports a lawsuit that targets the state's longstanding tuition policy for...

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

Jun. 10, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration, despite deep opposition from key Senate Republicans. Ken Cuccinelli will oversee U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services starting...