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Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

May. 16, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion. "Further review is not warranted," the...

2020 hopeful Bullock gets endorsed by Iowa attorney general

May. 16, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is announcing he's been endorsed in the 2020 Democratic presidential race by Iowa's attorney general. It makes him the first 2020 candidate to receive the endorsement of a statewide elected official in Iowa. Attorney General Tom Miller says, "For 10 years...

Candidates vow next Australian prime minister will last

May. 14, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Both candidates vying to become Australia's prime minister in elections on Saturday are promising to stay in the job for the entire three-year term, shut the revolving door to high office and put the choice of the nation's leader back in voters' hands. Lasting the distance...

'Bathroom bill' sponsor Bishop wins N. Carolina GOP primary

May. 14, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state senator best known as the sponsor of a headline-grabbing "bathroom bill" that voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people won Tuesday's Republican primary in a special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year's race was deemed tainted by fraud. Sen....

Duterte allies appear to have won Philippine Senate seats

May. 14, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte's allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition's last bulwarks against a brash populist leader accused of massive human rights violations. Preliminary results comprising 94% of returns from...

White House hopefuls swarm rival's home turf of California

May. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who want to be president are swarming California, competing for campaign cash and media attention while courting longtime allies of home-state Sen. Kamala Harris on their rival's own turf. Former Vice President Joe Biden swooped in to Los Angeles on Wednesday to...

Official Thai election results favor anti-military party

May. 7, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission on Tuesday officially endorsed results from the country's March 24 general election, declaring that the Pheu Thai party associated with fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra topped the field by winning 136 constituencies. The commission said the...

Australian prime minister rejects candidate's Islam posts

May. 3, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said his Liberal Party rejected the anti-Muslim views of an election candidate who on Friday became the third to lose the conservative party's endorsement in as many days over social media postings. The scandals surrounding candidates have become...

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

May. 2, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13, an official said Thursday. The meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security,...

Biden says Trump abused his office, ignored most Americans

Apr. 29, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of abusing the powers of his office and ignoring everyone but his political base Monday in his first public rally as presidential candidate, arguing in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania that strengthening unions and promoting social...