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This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone, left, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, center, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 voters will narrow the field from three to two for the general election in April. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Kelly, Karofsky win court primary; Tiffany takes 7th race

Feb. 18, 2020 11:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Incumbent Justice Dan Kelly and Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky emerged from a three-way state Supreme Court primary Tuesday, besting Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone to advance to the April general election. The top two vote-getters earned the right to appear on...

Tiffany takes GOP primary for Duffy seat

Feb. 18, 2020 10:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary election in Wisconsin (all times local): 9:35 p.m. State Sen. Tom Tiffany has won a Republican primary in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. Tiffany defeated retired Army Capt. Jason Church in...

Croatian President elect Zoran Milanovic pauses as he addresses dignitaries after taking the oath in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Zoran Milanovic has been sworn in as the fifth President of Croatia at a low-key ceremony at the president's office. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia's new, leftist president inaugurated

Feb. 18, 2020 8:06 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s new, leftist president on Tuesday formally took office at an inauguration ceremony, urging more tolerance and equality for all in the country, which is the European Union's newest member state. Zoran Milanovic took an oath of office at a small event attended by top...

Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

Feb. 16, 2020 6:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday. Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone....

New Hampshire Primary voters wait for their voting precinct to open outside Parker-Varney Elementary School, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP VoteCast: Democrats still seeking candidate to unite them

Feb. 13, 2020 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are still searching for a presidential front-runner. No single candidate following the Iowa and New Hampshire contests has demonstrated undeniable strength, suggesting the race remains fluid with loyalties in flux, according to AP VoteCast. The polling indicates voters are...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

Feb. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in...

1st McSally ad for 2020 race slams Kelly over impeachment

Feb. 12, 2020 1:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Vulnerable Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally attacks her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, for supporting the impeachment d removal of President Donald Trump in an ad that began airing on Wednesday. McSally's first television ad of the election cycle attempts to ties Kelly to liberal...

Gina Hammett, of Hinsdale, N.H., leaves the Millstream Community Center, in Hinsdale, after casting her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

Feb. 12, 2020 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative voters, with Amy Klobuchar close behind. The New...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Analysis: Sanders win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

Feb. 12, 2020 9:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Bernie Sanders, not all victories are created equal. In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the Democratic presidential nomination. On Tuesday, he won the state’s primary by less than 2...

Liberal watchdog group hires Amnesty director as new CEO

Feb. 3, 2020 3:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The executive director of Amnesty International USA will take over as chief executive of the liberal watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to steady itself after months of turmoil that included the firing of its founder. Margaret Huang, who has led Amnesty...