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White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Oct. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is acknowledging that President Donald Trump asked Ukraine's leader to investigate his country's role in meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that Trump held up military assistance to Ukraine in part because of...

The Latest: US envoy blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency

Oct. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on voting for the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Venezuela's election to the Human Rights Council "is an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela." Kelly Craft said...

2 accused in probe of Giuliani associates are due in court

Oct. 17, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen are being arraigned on charges they conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin are expected to make a federal court appearance Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. They are among four men charged with...

Kukushkin charges draw review of California pot licenses

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws has triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax tells the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey...

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that she illegally used campaign funds for her personal benefit. Tawanna Gaines faces a sentence of up to 20 years following her plea to one count of wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang is scheduled to...

North Carolina officials emphasize voting security efforts

Oct. 17, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections and government security officials want to know they've got the backs of voters concerned about the integrity of casting and counting ballots today and entering the 2020 elections. The State Board of Elections on Thursday unveiled the start of a "voter...

The Latest: Clintons release statement praising Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 1 p.m. Former president Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, are praising the life and work of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a written statement Thursday they called him "a resounding...

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Oct. 17, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its...

Former prosecutor drops out of US Senate race in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas as a Democrat has dropped out of the race and endorsed a rival only a day after she launched her campaign. Barry Grissom announced Thursday that he is supporting state Sen. Barbara Bollier and urged Democrats to unite...

Ex-Maryland state lawmaker pleads guilty to using campaign funds for her personal benefit.

Oct. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Ex-Maryland state lawmaker pleads guilty to using campaign funds for her personal benefit.