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Istanbul mayoral candidates face off in rare debate

Jun. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey's governing party successfully challenged. Ruling party candidate Binali Yildirim and secular...

Stapleton leaves governor's race to campaign for US House

Jun. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said Saturday he's leaving the crowded gubernatorial race to become the first Republican to run for the state's newly open U.S. House seat. Stapleton's change of course comes a day after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 14, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

Lock him up? '20 Dems weigh in on whether to prosecute Trump

Jun. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a familiar chant, President Donald Trump's backers regularly called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in prison during the 2016 campaign. Now top Democrats are grappling with fraught questions about whether to lock HIM up. As Democrats in Congress press for continued investigation of...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to Judiciary interview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their investigations. The...

Maryland Medical System elects new chair, vice chair

Jun. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland Medical System has elected a former chief of staff to a governor as chairman of its board of directors and a retired federal judge as vice chair. The system said in a news release that James DiPaula Jr. was elected chairman of its board of directors and retired...

Lillehaug says has Parkinson's, leaving Supreme Court

Jun. 12, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Lillehaug said Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease and won't seek re-election next year. Lillehaug, 65, said in a statement released by the court that he expects to resign effective July 31, 2020. Under the state constitution,...

Federal lawsuit: Arkansas voting system dilutes black rights

Jun. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The voting system for electing judges to Arkansas' top courts violates black residents' rights by diluting the strength of their votes, according to a federal lawsuit filed by civil rights lawyers. The lawsuit filed Monday says that because the state's seven Supreme Court justices...

Fight over district's racial makeup back at appeals court

Jun. 11, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi officials asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn a district court ruling that said boundary lines for a state Senate district illegally diluted vote African American voting strength. Mississippi's Legislature redrew the lines for Senate District 22 in March after...