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Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 4:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Nov. 14, 2019 4:24 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with...

Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

Nov. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race and setting the stage for divided government. Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump, made the dramatic announcement...

Trump returns to Louisiana, trying to flip governor’s seat

Nov. 14, 2019 3:17 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Leaving a Washington embroiled in an impeachment drama, President Donald Trump returns to the Louisiana governor’s race Thursday, testing his ability to sway an election by trying to oust a Democratic incumbent. Though Louisiana is a deep red state Trump won by 20 percentage...

The Latest: UN sends envoy to help with Bolivia crisis

Nov. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local): 2:10 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sending a personal envoy to Bolivia to support efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Andean nation’s political crisis. U.N. spokesman Stephane...

Brexit Party fails to clinch voting pact with Conservatives

Nov. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Brexit Party has failed to reach a tactical voting pact with the ruling Conservatives, saying Thursday that it will field 300 candidates in next month's election to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a clean break with the European Union. Brexit...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Nov. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South...

Joe Walsh files to challenge Trump in New Hampshire

Nov. 14, 2019 11:08 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary, officially giving President Donald Trump two major Republican primary challengers in the early voting state. Walsh has centered his longshot bid squarely on Trump. He’s become a vocal...

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

Nov. 13, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership from supporters of the ousted Evo Morales. A day after Jeanine Añez...

Officials warn Hawaii mail voting won’t mean faster results

Nov. 13, 2019 10:52 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Elections officials warned Wednesday that shifting to voting by mail won’t mean that Hawaii election results will be available sooner. “The ability to get final results by the 10 o’clock news or midnight may be an unrealistic expectation in the transition to vote by...