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Warren taps US Rep. Deb Haaland, 2 others as ‘co-chairs’

Nov. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has named U.S. Reps. Deb Haaland, Ayanna Pressley and Katie Porter as her campaign co-chairs. Warren made the announcement Friday on social media with a video of the congresswomen at her campaign rallies. Haaland of Albuquerque is...

Residents submit nearly 14,000 signatures to recall lawmaker

Nov. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group has turned in nearly 14,000 signatures seeking to recall a Traverse City-area state lawmaker who is facing criminal charges in an alleged scheme to trade votes for campaign money. The residents need at least 12,201 of the voter signatures submitted Friday in Lansing to be...

Analysis: Warren has a plan to win support from black women

Nov. 22, 2019 5:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Winning black female voters? On Thursday night in Atlanta, Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed she has a plan for that. The Massachusetts senator has built a top-tier campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination largely by gathering support from progressive whites. But the contours of her...

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

Nov. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific people of Bougainville on Saturday began voting in a historic referendum to decide if they want to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. The referendum runs over two weeks and is a key part of a 2001 peace agreement...

Biden files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

Nov. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his presidential bid official in South Carolina. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary during a stop Friday at a soul food restaurant in Abbeville. Surrounded by a crush of media and lunchtime patrons...

Mayor, Senate candidate not guilty of leaving crash scene

Nov. 22, 2019 4:28 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A jury has found a Montana mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate not guilty of leaving the scene of a crash after rear-ending another vehicle earlier this year. The Independent Record reported Thursday that Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins acknowledged crashing into the vehicle May 20...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

UK party leaders grilled by wary voters on Brexit and more

Nov. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.’s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric....

AP sources: Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to endorse Biden

Nov. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse Joe Biden for president at a rally on Saturday, two people close to Biden’s campaign told The Associated Press. The former two-term governor, who served with Biden in the Obama administration as U.S. secretary of...