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The Latest: Helicopter crash victim was helping friend

Jul 6 2019 — AP — NASSAU, Bahamas — The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas (all times local): 5:15 p.m. One of the victims of the helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas was 22-year-old Delaney Wykle. Her mother, Paula Wykle, says her daughter had just passed her nursing boards on Tuesday […]

Williamson warns US elections could become more like Iran’s

Jul 5 2019 — AP — DOVER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Friday warned that American elections could become more like voting in countries like Iran. Speaking at a campaign event in Dover, New Hampshire, the author described an "illusion of choice," and criticized the "political media elite establishment. It's a corporate establishment." "And they will not only […]

The Latest: Gianforte raises $534K for governor in 1 month

Jul 5 2019 — AP — HELENA, Mont. — The Latest on Montana statewide candidates' quarterly reports (all times local): 5:15 p.m. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has raised over $534,000 in a month in his new bid for Montana governor. That is more than five times what Attorney General Tim Fox raised over the last three months and more than 12 […]

Biden says having a female vice-president would be ‘great’

Jul 5 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says it would be "great" to have a female vice-president, but he won't say whether he'd pick Sen. Kamala Harris for the No. 2 spot if he receives his party's nomination. In an interview aired Friday on CNN, Biden said, "I think it helps having a woman on […]

Bullock reports $2M in contributions for his White House bid

Jul 5 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is reporting more than $2 million in contributions during the second quarter of the year for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. Bullock entered the 2020 primary race in mid-May , halfway through the second quarter. His campaign said Friday he racked up that fundraising haul without any transfers of […]

Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

Jul 5 2019 — AP — BOSTON — A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor. Mitchell Garabedian, a lawyer for the man, announced in an email Friday that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed. No reason was provided […]

The Latest: Biden, O’Rourke talk baseball at Iowa ballpark

Jul 4 2019 — AP — MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — The Latest on presidential candidates on July Fourth (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Candidates collided Thursday at the Iowa Cubs ballpark in Des Moines when former Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife ran into former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and his family. Biden walked into the park as the O'Rourkes watched the […]

Biden says Trump’s July 4 spectacle ‘misses the point’

Jul 4 2019 — AP — MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Former Vice-President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump's Fourth of July spectacle in Washington "misses the point." Biden was speaking to a few hundred supporters in working-class Marshalltown, Iowa. The Democratic presidential candidate says, "I wonder what Donald Trump will say this evening, when he speaks to the nation at an event […]

Christie’s goes ahead with contested King Tut statue auction

Jul 4 2019 — AP — LONDON — Christie's has gone forward with the auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun despite protests from the Egyptian government. The brown quartzite head depicting King Tut sold for more than 4.7 million pounds ($5.9 million) Thursday evening. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry had demanded that the auction house provide […]

French lawmakers approve 3% tax on online giants

Jul 4 2019 — AP — PARIS — France's lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook — and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit. The bill aims to stop multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up headquarters in low-tax EU countries. Currently, the companies pay nearly no […]

The Latest: Biden has raised $21.5 million since late April

Jul 3 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on second-quarter fundraising reports from 2020 presidential hopefuls (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Joe Biden has raised $21.5 million since launching his White House bid in late April. That puts the former vice-president in the top tier of Democratic fundraisers, although he lags behind Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South […]

Harris says busing should be considered, not mandated

Jul 3 2019 — AP — WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Kamala Harris says busing students should be considered by a school district trying to desegregate its locations, but suggests it should not be federally mandated. She says she thinks of busing as "being in the toolbox" of way to desegregate schools. Harris spoke to reporters after a Democratic Party […]

Special prosecutor named for Indiana shooting of black man

Jul 3 2019 — AP — SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Wednesday to investigate a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. A St. Joseph County judge named Richard Hertel from southeastern Indiana's Ripley County as the special prosecutor to oversee the […]

The Latest: Special prosecutor named for Indiana shooting

Jul 3 2019 — AP — SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) […]

Buttigieg says plan to expand national service will unify US

Jul 3 2019 — AP — SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) wants to increase opportunities for national service and build a network of 1 million service members by 2026. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor introduced his national service policy on Wednesday. He says the voluntary plan would help people of different backgrounds form connections like the […]