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Evers 'confident' Milwaukee will host DNC in 2020

Feb. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he is "confident" that Milwaukee will beat out Houston and Miami and win the bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The three cities are finalists for the convention , an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and...

Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties

Feb. 20, 2019 10:45 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections. Netanyahu's Likud party announced Wednesday it would reserve the 28th spot on its parliamentary list...

GOP lawmakers ask Michigan court to rule on lame-duck laws

Feb. 20, 2019 10:26 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate is asking the state Supreme Court to rule on the legality of an unprecedented maneuver by which citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws were watered down. The Senate on Wednesday sought an advisory opinion from the justices, an...

Ruling party endorses Uganda's Museveni for 6th term

Feb. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The highest decision-making body of Uganda's ruling party has endorsed longtime president Yoweri Museveni to be its nominee for president in the 2021 elections. The National Resistance Movement Central Executive Committee said Wednesday on the party's twitter account that based on...

4 Republicans already in running to seek Jones' old seat

Feb. 20, 2019 4:55 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More Republicans have announced they are seeking an eastern North Carolina congressional district seat now open following this month's death of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones. News outlets report that state Reps. Michael Speciale and Phil Shepard announced Monday their plans to seek the...

RI Democratic Party chairman seeking re-election unopposed

Feb. 20, 2019 12:32 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's current Democratic Party chairman is seeking re-election with no known challengers. Warwick Rep. Joseph McNamara announced on Tuesday that "the stakes in the next election cannot be understated." The Providence Journal reports McNamara is a moderate Democrat who...

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Feb. 19, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties...

Republicans pitch keeping Court of Appeals at 15 judges

Feb. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators now want to give up on the law they approved two years ago that reduces the number of Court of Appeals judges from 15 to 12 as retirements and other vacancies arise. A state Senate judiciary committee Tuesday recommended unanimously a bill that...

Democrats back bill banning shackling pregnant inmates

Feb. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say the General Assembly should ban shackling pregnant women in detention, particularly during childbirth. Sen. Raumesh Akbari, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday she has a bill that would not only prohibit the state's inconsistent use of...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing....