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Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Jun. 15, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time,...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's...

Stapleton leaves governor's race to campaign for US House

Jun. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said Saturday he's leaving the crowded gubernatorial race to become the first Republican to run for the state's newly open U.S. House seat. Stapleton's change of course comes a day after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for...

Weld takes GOP bid to oust Trump to NH. Voters are confused.

Jun. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child's head because he doesn't want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn't know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where "those overalls are working overtime."...

'Medicare for All' plan faces steep hurdles in Massachusetts

Jun. 15, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whether it's called "single payer," ''Medicare for All," or something else, the concept of a universal government-run health care system has gained favor with many including a number of the Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination. While the focus of such discussion remains...

O'Rourke: White Americans don't know full story of slavery

Jun. 15, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential primaries....

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020 campaign

Jun. 14, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry into the field...

Judge absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illness

Jun. 14, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Friday absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental facility. Adélio Bispo de Oliveira has been in police custody since Sept. 6...

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

Jun. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala...

Kamala Harris joins protesting McDonald's workers in Vegas

Jun. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris marched with protesting and striking McDonald's employees Friday in Las Vegas as the workers called for a $15 minimum wage and better working conditions. The California senator is the latest presidential candidate to appear with workers of...