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Can baseball help Bernie Sanders hit a 2020 home run?

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Take Bernie out to the ball game?


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's incumbent mayor won a second term on Saturday night, holding off a millionaire trial lawyer whose previous support of President Donald Trump had become one of the main campaign issues.


AP source: NJ Dem lawmaker plans to become a Republican

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday.


Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

WASHINGTON (AP) - This coming week's virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.


Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates.


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Former Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher dead at 86

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86.


Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Kim Motl doesn't work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her "Medicare for All" plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system.


With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is.


Kentucky's new Democratic governor hits the ground running

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the education commissioner gone; more than 140,000 nonviolent felons' voting rights restored.


'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don't see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they're in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists.


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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.


Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.


Kansas congressman addressing residence issue for 2nd time

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A freshman Kansas congressman might have to correct his voter registration a second time after changing it earlier this month while local authorities investigated him for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his home.


Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year.


N Carolina elections board chastises voting equipment vendor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's election supervisors chastised the nation's largest voting machine manufacturer on Friday for late software and supply changes involving the planned rollout in coming weeks of voting systems that were recently approved for use in 2020 elections.


Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.


Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia election officials are set to begin a mass purge of inactive voters from the state's voting rolls on Monday.


Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) - All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.


Trump calls impeachment vote 'an embarrassment' to nation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him "an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up at the White House.


Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

HOUSTON (AP) - As a member of Houston's pioneering rap group The Geto Boys, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem "Mind Playing Tricks on Me."


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Can baseball help Bernie Sanders hit a 2020 home run?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., one of seven scheduled Democratic candidates participating in a public education forum, makes opening remarks, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Topics at the event planned for discussion ranged from student services and special education to education equity and justice issues. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks during a news conference opposing a proposal to place immigrant children separated from their parents at the border in a facility just east of downtown, in Houston. Turner won a second term, holding off a millionaire trial lawyer whose previous support of President Donald Trump had become a main campaign issue, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.(Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Record-long UN climate talks end but fail to deliver a global agreement on carbon markets
AP source: NJ Dem lawmaker plans to become a Republican

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, then state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May Court House, speaks at a Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting in Trenton, N.J. Drew, who has long opposed House Democrats' impeachment effort, discussed switching parties in a meeting with President Donald Trump, an administration official said Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Lawsuit challenges pay raises for Cuomo, Hochul

Lawsuit challenges pay raises for Cuomo, Hochul

Canandaigua environmental group proposes Ontario County styrofoam ban

Canandaigua environmental group proposes Ontario County styrofoam ban

NYGOP suing Cuomo over Collins' vacant seat in House of Representatives

NYGOP suing Cuomo over Collins' vacant seat in House of Representatives

NYGOP's lawsuit against Cuomo draws local Republicans' attention

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Community members protest 'harassment law' at County Legislature meeting

Community members protest 'harassment law' at County Legislature meeting

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