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Buttigieg making new effort to reach black voters, talk race

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK and SARA BURNETT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — From lunch with a civil rights leader in Harlem to meetings at a historically black university in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African ...

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won’t run for Senate in 2020

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted ...

Trump sues banks to block House subpoenas for records

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas seeking their banking and financial records. The lawsuit by Trump, sons ...

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 White House bid

By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on ...

Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Shanahan of wrongdoing

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co., a U.S. ...

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Who's minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too ...

Who’s running for president? Meet the Democratic candidates

By The Associated Press undefined With the entrance of former Vice President Joe Biden into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, the field is largely set, with all the big names included. The sprawling Democratic field features candidates ranging from 37 to 77 years old; ...

California roads not designed to handle wildfire evacuations

By MEGAN DISKIN, Ventura County Star; and EVAN WYLOGE, Palm Springs Desert Sun undefined PARADISE, California (AP) — Californians got a deadly wakeup call when more than 27,000 Paradise residents trying to escape the Camp Fire got caught in a nightmare traffic jam. The 2018 catastrophe ...

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien," though he was a ...

Harris’ campaign focuses on black colleges for support

By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect ...