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Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race

Oct. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this past week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a gathering of die-hard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely watched election of 2021. ...

Merkel party leader urges unity after German election loss

Oct. 16, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party urged supporters Saturday to emulate the unity and discipline of their victorious opponents, declaring that it only can start winning again if members learn to stand together. Armin Laschet has...

Indiana county may cash in as Illinois bans detentions

Oct. 16, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) — Clay County is a lot like the other counties around it: rural, overwhelmingly white, lower middle class, and very Republican. But one thing that sets the county apart is its local jail, which is the only jail in Indiana that holds immigrants and asylum-seekers in U.S....

Rivals of Trump-backed US Senate candidate amass millions

Oct. 15, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An endorsement by former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race isn’t backing down rival Republicans, with one putting up millions for her campaign and another getting a seven-figure pledge from a donor. ...

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans. A report filed with the Federal Election Commission, released...

Man who texted threats to reporter's family pleads guilty

Oct. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Friday to threatening harm in text messages sent during the attack on the Capitol to a New York-based family member of a journalist. Robert Lemke, 36, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where he was charged in...

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

Oct. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified at a trial Friday, describing how his enthusiastic pursuit of big contributions from a Rudy Giuliani associate he met at a Trump hotel during his 2018 run for governor ended with a $10,000 check he had to reject. ...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

US: Nicaragua's elections 'have lost all credibility'

Oct. 14, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Thursday that next month’s presidential elections in Nicaragua “have lost all credibility” because of President Daniel Ortega’s arrests of critics and seven potential challengers. Starting in May, Ortega...

US wins seat on UN rights council in uncontested election

Oct. 14, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. ...