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10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 17, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER RULES OUT TALKS WITH AMERICA Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level" — ending speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting at the...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems claim Trump inspired El Paso killings

Sep. 13, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that President Donald Trump inspired the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month. On the policy front, Bernie...

Judge blocks Tennessee voter signup penalties, citing harm

Sep. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won't likely outweigh its potential harm. The ruling, for now, sets aside a law that goes beyond other states by fining groups...

How 2020 Democrats want to overhaul criminal justice laws

Sep. 10, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans. The proposals illustrate the influence of black voters in the primary...

Rep. Collins raises hand for Isakson's Georgia Senate seat

Sep. 6, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The quiet maneuvering began almost immediately after Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced he'd retire at year's end: name drops, phone calls, subtle and not-so-subtle pleas for support. Now, amid speculation over whom Gov. Brian Kemp might appoint to replace Isakson until a...

Poland's main opposition group launches election campaign

Sep. 6, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition grouping launched its campaign for October elections Friday with a social program that appears to chime with the generous spending policies that have kept the ruling right-wing party atop opinion polls. The Civic Coalition's program was presented by deputy...

Judge dismisses referendum voter-pamphlet language challenge

Sep. 5, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has dismissed a challenge that contended affirmative-action opponents are making false claims about Initiative 1000 in voter-pamphlet language ahead of the Nov. 5 election. Proponents of Referendum 88 gathered enough signatures this summer to put...

Veteran Wisconsin GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner says he'll retire

Sep. 4, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner announced his retirement from Congress on Wednesday, making the former House Judiciary Committee chairman the 15th GOP lawmaker to say he will step aside before next year's elections. Sensenbrenner, 76, was first elected in 1978 and is...

North Carolina judges toss districts drawn for GOP advantage

Sep. 3, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judicial panel rejected state legislative district maps Tuesday, saying legislators took extreme advantage in drawing voting districts to help elect a maximum number of Republican lawmakers. The judges gave lawmakers two weeks to try again. The three-judge panel of...

Sen. Manchin says he won't run for West Virginia governor

Sep. 3, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, ending speculation on whether the moderate Democrat would challenge a Trump-backed incumbent in his deep-red home state. Manchin said his decision to stay put in the U.S. Senate came after months of...