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The stage is set for a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: GOP touts Trump with billboards near debate site

Feb. 25, 2020 4:35 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 4:30 p.m. As Democrats plan to debate ahead of the South Carolina presidential primary, Republicans are aiming to make an argument for President Donald Trump's reelection, regardless of his opponent in November....

Do guns and drinks mix at home? Court hearing man's case

Feb. 25, 2020 11:40 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having a few too many at home shouldn't make handling one's own firearm illegal, according to an Ohio man challenging his arrest on a charge of possessing a weapon while intoxicated. The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in his case Tuesday, with a decision not expected for several...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign rally at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide

Feb. 25, 2020 10:41 AM EST

When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and influence were everywhere. Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, long a paid adviser to one of Bloomberg’s charitable programs and now to his campaign, warmed up the crowd with...

CORRECTS BYLINE TO KEITH RIDLER, NOT KEN RITTER - Charles Nielsen, 58, and his 11-year-old granddaughter, Bailey Nielsen, testify before a House panel at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday. Feb. 24, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Visitors to Idaho 18 and older who can legally possess firearms would be allowed to carry a concealed handgun within city limits under legislation that headed to the House on Monday, Feb. 24.  (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation

Feb. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen...

In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran, left, talks with gun control advocate Lorie Haas, right, during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Haas is part of a small group of parents whose children were victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre that have been the top gun-control lobbyists in the state for years, trying in vain for lawmakers to tighten gun laws. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

Feb. 23, 2020 9:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the country's worst mass shootings. Lori Haas and Andrew Goddard started pressing...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders defiant about Democratic establishment

Feb. 22, 2020 1:23 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is lumping the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment and saying they can’t stop him. Sanders is the favorite in...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with Bill Mamgum, center, and Shirley Mamgum at EllaEm's Soul Food, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Warren says Bloomberg NDA refusal disqualifying

Feb. 20, 2020 9:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local.): 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Warren says that if Mike Bloomberg isn’t willing to release his former employees from any non-disclosure agreements they’ve signed, he should be disqualified from being president....

Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib bangs the gavel as he presides as President of the Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Lawmakers were busy throughout the day, as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Homeless measures, carbon cap alive, most gun measures fail

Feb. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through their 60-day legislative session, clearing a key deadline for policy bills and receiving good news on the revenue front ahead of the release of the House and Senate's supplemental budget proposals. A revenue forecast Wednesday showed...

In this image from video, presiding officer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts gavels the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump to an end in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The U.S. Senate has acquitted Trump, ending only the third presidential trial in American history. (Senate Television via AP)

Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

Feb. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues. The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisions in the full bloom of spring in cases dealing with President Donald Trump's tax and other financial records, abortion,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Feb. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presidential nominee bid: So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing...