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Democrats clash in 2020's opening debate, aiming at Trump

Jun. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats face off in a prime-time fight Wednesday night in the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, the unofficial starting line for the party's quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term. While the crowded field has been courting voters in key...

'May the best woman win:' Record number in Democratic field

Jun. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage to kick off the primary debates include more women than ever before, six contenders challenging assumptions that voters and pundits may have about what presidential leadership looks like. Their vision for the country and their leadership...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Florida police officer wounded during training exercise

Jun. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer has been shot and wounded during a training exercise. Doral police spokesman Rey Valdes says the officer was injured Wednesday at a Miami-Dade police training facility. Valdes says the officer was shot in the upper torso. He was airlifted to a...

The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House hopefuls in Miami for the Democratic debates are trekking to nearby Homestead, Florida, to visit a large migrant detention facility. The stops are intended to draw attention to President Donald Trump's...

Scherzer fans 10, wins 5th straight start, Nats beat Marlins

Jun. 26, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season the last time he visited Marlins Park and vowed to do better in his next trip. He did. Scherzer struck out 10 in eight innings and won his fifth straight start, leading the Washington Nationals over the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Tuesday night. The...

Can 2020 Dems do more than just decry Trump on immigration?

Jun. 25, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. Most of the proposals that the contenders have advanced combine long-held Democratic priorities — such as...

Pence says new satellites will boost storm surge warnings

Jun. 25, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the National Hurricane Center will improve its storm surge warnings this season thanks to three new satellites. After touring the center in Miami on Tuesday, Pence also said that for the first time the center will send timely storm surge warnings to Puerto Rico,...

Florida officer fatally shoots man during domestic call

Jun. 25, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man who had stabbed the mother of his child. The Miami Herald reports that the shooting occurred Tuesday morning in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Officials say police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment and found a...

Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

Jun. 25, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase. Given the massive field , the debate will be split over two nights with 10...