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Felony count axed for 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff

Feb. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EST

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens had been indicted last April on a state jail felony indictment of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance...

The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

Feb. 21, 2019 9:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 4:05 p.m. North Carolina's elections board has ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EST

Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

Cohen visits Senate offices ahead of congressional testimony

Feb. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, visited the Senate intelligence committee's offices on Thursday, meeting with his lawyers in preparation for three days of congressional testimony next week. Cohen and one of his lawyers, Lanny Davis, each declined to say why they...

Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

Feb. 21, 2019 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best hope of...

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

Feb. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The two main challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces Thursday in a united front ahead of April elections, a dramatic move that upended the campaign and suddenly created the most serious threat to the Israeli leader's decade-long grip on power. Retired military chief...

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

Feb. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services....

Poland ruling party allegedly financed politics from charity

Feb. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers on Thursday demanded explanations from the ruling party about reports that one of its regional offices used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamentary campaign. Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported recently that Red Cross funds raised from the...

Booker to bring presidential campaign to Nevada on Sunday

Feb. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will make his first trip to Nevada on Sunday as a Democratic presidential candidate. Booker's campaign announced Thursday that he's planning to hold a "Conversation with Cory" in North Las Vegas to discuss his record and what he wants to accomplish. Booker's...

New Jersey Democrats support Booker's 2020 campaign

Feb. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats are lining up behind Sen. Cory Booker's 2020 presidential campaign. Booker's campaign said in a statement Thursday that the Democratic lawmaker has the backing of Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Bob Menendez, top legislative leaders and the party chairmen of all 21...