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Texas border mayor charged with trying to rig own election

Apr. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas mayor on the U.S.-Mexico border has been arrested on charges of trying to rig his own 2017 election victory. Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina appeared in court Thursday facing felony charges that include illegal voting. His wife, Dalia Molina, was arrested on...

Tennessee Senate OKs bill to punish voter signup group woes

Apr. 25, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Senate has cleared a bill allowing penalization of paid voter registration groups through fines for too many incomplete signup forms and criminal charges for violating new requirements. The bill backed by Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett advanced Thursday. The...

Tribe members seek recall of leaders over casino debacle

Apr. 25, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — Members of a Massachusetts tribe have filed petitions to recall their elected leaders. The Cape Cod Times reports that Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council member Aaron Tobey Jr. filed petitions Wednesday with the tribe's Election Committee to recall Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell and...

Missouri House endorses tax credit program for filmmakers

Apr. 25, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tax credit program for filmmakers would be revived under a bill that has received initial approval in the House. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawmakers endorsed the measure Wednesday amid frustration over projects like the drama series "Ozark," which is set in...

Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

Apr. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden...

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor's homes, City Hall

Apr. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. The searches pushed the latest political scandal for Maryland's largest city to a...

The Latest: Joe Biden says he asked Obama 'not to endorse'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has dismissed a reporter's question about why he wasn't endorsed for 2020 by former President Barack Obama, who issued a statement calling his choice of...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

Trump Tower meeting emails 'really bad,' aide told Trump

Apr. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's communications director didn't sugarcoat it: The emails, Hope Hicks told Donald Trump, were "really bad." They concerned an as-yet unpublicized meeting in Trump Tower a year earlier involving Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman...

One horrifying day in Virginia led to Biden's big 'yes'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd....