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Contenders tout credentials in close vote to replace Merkel

Sep. 24, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The contenders to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor sought to mobilize voters Friday as the election campaign neared its close, touting their credentials to lead Europe's biggest economy into a new era as it grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic...

China says all crypto transactions illegal; Bitcoin tumbles

Sep. 24, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Friday’s notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies...

4 companies seek to revive stalled Terre Haute casino plans

Sep. 23, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Two companies that already operate casinos in Indiana are among four seeking to take over the stalled effort to open a new casino in Terre Haute. Those applications were submitted by Wednesday’s deadline to the Indiana Gaming Commission for...

Republicans sue over excess campaign donations to Whitmer

Sep. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party on Tuesday sued to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign from collecting excess donations, contending that an exception letting her raise unlimited amounts because of attempts to recall her from office is unconstitutional. ...

Former state official to pay fine to settle ethics complaint

Sep. 21, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former state official will pay a $4,500 fine to settle an ethics complaint over his solicitation of campaign donations from state vendors for a mayoral run. Brett Smiley, a Democrat who’s running for Providence mayor, agreed to the settlement...

Politico pardoned by Trump accused of illegal campaign scam

Sep. 20, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national. ...

Lawmakers question German poll front-runner over searches

Sep. 20, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the front-runner in Germany's election, appeared before lawmakers during the final week of campaigning on Monday to face questions over an investigation of an anti-money-laundering unit that resulted in a recent police search at his ministry. ...

Organizer of Saturday rally looks to rewrite Jan. 6 history

Sep. 17, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a...

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

Youngkin lends millions more to his gubernatorial campaign

Sep. 16, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin each raised more than $11 million in the last two months, but Youngkin loaned his campaign an additional $4.5 million to give himself a significant advantage, according to the most recent...