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Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

Sep. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pare- back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legislation is likely...

Judge loosens Apple's grip on app store in Epic decision

Sep. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store, but rejected allegations that the company has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition and innovation. ...

Minnesota's Klobuchar says she had breast cancer; doing well

Sep. 09, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment “went well.” Klobuchar, 61, tweeted that the cancer was detected during a routine mammogram, and eventually...

California recall brings Harris home to support Gov. Newsom

Sep. 08, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris returned to her home state of California on Wednesday to rally voters against the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose campaign expressed growing confidence the first-term Democrat would survive the attempt to remove him from office a...

Minneapolis scrambles to save November vote on policing

Sep. 07, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge struck down ballot language Tuesday that aimed to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new agency, which sent the City Council scrambling to approve new language that members hope will stand up. “The court finds that the current...

Newsom, Warren see national consequences in recall fight

Sep. 04, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom enlisted progressive star Elizabeth Warren on Saturday to help him overcome a looming recall election that could remove him from office, warning that his ouster carries possible consequences for the national Democratic...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 04, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Cedric Richmond, senior adviser to the president; Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Andy Beshear, D-Ky.; former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.;...

'Tinderbox conditions' fuel fire in Superior National Forest

Aug. 26, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) — Officials in the Superior National Forest said Thursday that the ongoing drought has created “tinderbox conditions” in northeastern Minnesota as firefighters continue to battle an uncontained wildfire, while rain that's expected to fall in coming days is unlikely...

Senate Democrats push voting rights bills in Wisconsin

Aug. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats brought their push for a new federal voting bill to battleground Wisconsin on Wednesday, arguing at a roundtable discussion that the sweeping measure is needed to blunt attempts by Republicans to make voting more difficult. ...

Jimmy Carter, trounced in 1980, gets fresh look from history

Aug. 19, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is sometimes called a better former president than he was president. Nodding to Carter's decades of work as a globe-trotting humanitarian but with a glaring reminder of his landslide defeat in 1980, the backhanded compliment rankles Carter...