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Group pulls TV ad attacking Beshear in Democratic race

May. 16, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A well-funded group backing Adam Edelen shook up Kentucky's Democratic gubernatorial primary on Thursday, running a short-lived TV ad denouncing rival Andy Beshear's private legal work for the Boy Scouts of America in a sexual abuse case years ago. Edelen's campaign repudiated the...

The Latest: Beshear denounces attack ad during debate

May. 16, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an attack ad run by a group backing Adam Edelen in Kentucky's Democratic gubernatorial primary (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has denounced a short-lived attack against him as "one of the most disgusting ads" in Kentucky...

Migration and Trump on the menu as EU candidates face off

May. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leading candidates in the European Union elections grappled with the thorny issue of migration, rising nationalism and even testy ties with U.S. President Donald Trump in a largely drama-free debate Wednesday barely a week before May 23-26 polls. Quizzed by three European journalists...

Democratic candidates call for more higher education funding

May. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahead of next week's primary election, Democrats running for Kentucky governor promised during a debate Wednesday to push for increased state funding for higher education. During the hourlong televised debate — their second one this week — candidates called for...

Polish lawmaker panned for excusing priest who abused girls

May. 15, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers demanded Wednesday that a member of the ruling party be excluded from parliament's work on new laws to curb sex abuse of minors, alleging he had tried to justify the actions of a priest convicted of pedophilia. The conservative government said this week...

Democrats discuss electability during gubernatorial debate

May. 13, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to revive their slumping political party, three prominent Democrats running for Kentucky governor took turns portraying themselves as the strongest challenger to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin during a high-stakes debate Monday evening. With the primary election barely a week...

Williamson reaches donor threshold for presidential debate

May. 9, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Best-selling author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson says she's reached the donor threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates that begin next month. Williamson's campaign announced Thursday that she had received donations from at least 65,000 people, qualifying...

Australian political contender fights back tears over mother

May. 8, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten fought back tears on Friday and won widespread public support as he attacked a newspaper that challenged his version of his mother's life story that inspired his political career. Sydney-based The Daily Telegraph's accusation that Shorten...

Republican who lost race for House seat vows to try again

May. 7, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Republican Yvette Herrell, a former state lawmaker who drew criticism for waging a losing, lackluster campaign last year for a key congressional seat in southern New Mexico, is vowing to run a different campaign in 2020. She'll need to make it to the general election first. Herrell told...

N Carolina Republicans to debate in race for US House seat

May. 7, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Many of the 10 Republicans who want to be North Carolina's newest U.S. House member plan to discuss their differences. Candidates for the GOP nomination in the 9th Congressional District hold a debate Tuesday night in Monroe. Candidate forums have already been held in Fayetteville and...