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The Latest: Harris won't comment again on Smollett probe

Feb. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 3:25 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris says she won't comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett until an investigation is completed. Speaking to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday during her...

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Feb. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke...

5 bystanders shot, wounded in New Orleans police shootout

Feb. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five people waiting at a downtown New Orleans bus stop were wounded by gunfire during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect, authorities said, in a city weekend marred with multiple shootings. The shootout that injured the five bystanders happened Sunday night, and officials...

Democratic candidates spend holiday in New Hampshire, Iowa

Feb. 18, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Several Democratic presidential candidates are closing out the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, with stops planned across states key to securing their party's nomination. On Presidents Day, much of the campaign trail spotlight moved to New Hampshire, home to the first presidential primary. Three...

Yemeni combatants agree on first stage of Hodeida pullback

Feb. 18, 2019 9:40 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's government and the Houthi rebels have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the port city of Hodeida, a key entry point for humanitarian aid, the United Nations said. A U.N. statement late Sunday said the agreement came after two days of meetings in Hodeida. The...

The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people

Feb. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump's divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of...

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

Feb. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange....

14 candidates vie to become Chicago's next mayor

Feb. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The race to succeed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has attracted a diverse group of candidates, including businesspeople, a former federal prosecutor, an ex-police superintendent, veteran politicians and community activists. The election will take place Feb. 26. If no candidate gets more than 50...

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Feb. 16, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates...

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

Feb. 16, 2019 12:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants. The Department of Justice exceeded its authority and violated the constitution by requiring...