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Judge rejects GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 2:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge ruled Tuesday that there weren't grounds for him to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race amid an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. Superior Court Judge...

King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

Jan. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...

'Outsider' Watkins hiring veteran GOP insiders to guide him

Jan. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After touting himself as a political outsider during last fall's campaign, Rep. Steve Watkins has surrounded himself with veteran political insiders and people with deep roots in Kansas' Republican Party in the early stages of his term in Congress. Watkins' new hires collectively...

The Latest: Brexit: EU official welcomes scrapping of fee

Jan. 21, 2019 11:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to scrap the 65 pound ($84) fee that the EU citizens living in Britain would have to pay to get settled...

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

Jan. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result. Tshisekedi, son of the late,...

The Latest: AU 'postpones' urgent trip to Congo over vote

Jan. 20, 2019 1:10 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's election results (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The African Union says it has "postponed" its urgent mission to Congo planned for Monday after the country's Constitutional Court did not heed its unprecedented request to delay the final results of the disputed...

Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run. Warren's organization tells The Associated Press on Sunday that she is planning to visit Columbia on Wednesday for an...

Tshisekedi declared Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

Jan. 19, 2019 11:28 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president." Fayulu's supporters have alleged an...

The Latest: Tshisekedi says his win a victory for all Congo

Jan. 19, 2019 11:23 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Congo's President-elect Felix Tshisekedi said early Sunday that the Constitutional Court's decision confirming him as the winner of the presidential election was a victory for the entire country. "It is Congo...

Kobach's defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

Jan. 18, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of state...