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Renzi splits Italy's Democrats, shaking govt coalition

Sep. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has left the ruling Democratic Party to set up a new centrist force, in a risky move that further weakens the already shaky government forged only two weeks ago by the center-left Democrats and the populist 5-Star Movement. Renzi announced his departure with...

Challenge to NJ's donor disclosure law to be heard in court

Sep. 17, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a case brought by a right-leaning think tank against a recent New Jersey law requiring certain advocacy groups disclose their donors. Americans for Prosperity, the political network backed by conservative industrialist Charles Koch, sued...

Judge dismisses lawsuit by organizations against development

Sep. 17, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to eliminate creation of a $1.3 billion tax increment financing district to aid a Chicago development. Creation of the district was pushed through the Chicago City Council during the waning days of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration. However,...

Spain king seeks candidate to form gov't, avert new election

Sep. 17, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. The meetings finish Tuesday when the king meets caretaker Prime Minister...

Round 2: The main parties, blocs in Israel's repeat election

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel heads to the polls on Tuesday for the second time this year. While many of the key issues and players remain largely unchanged, a number of new alliances and leaders have emerged. Just over 30 parties are running, down from April's vote, but only a dozen or so are expected to win...

The Latest: Trump cites oil boom, Hispanic job numbers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he can win New Mexico and boasted that an oil and gas boom has helped to grow the state's revenues. During a rally Monday night in New Mexico, the president asked...

Despite critiques, NC legislature on pace to remap on time

Sep. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Facing a deadline this week, the North Carolina legislature stayed on track to enact replacement districts for dozens of its seats on time, even as citizens critiqued the maps in a public meeting. Showing bipartisan support, the full Senate voted 38-9 on Monday evening for new chamber...

Classic campaign event draws Democrats to South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020. On Monday, Joe...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

Letter: 150,000-plus voters placed on 'inactive list'

Sep. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 150,000 registered Kentucky voters were improperly placed on an "inactive list" that could jeopardize their right to vote in November, the state Democratic Party said Monday. In a letter to the State Board of Elections, Democratic chairman Ben Self demanded that the board...