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The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local):8 p.m.Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s...

In S Carolina, Sanders may get boost from billionaire Steyer

By MEG KINNARD | February 19, 2020

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Billionaires are the consistent villains in Bernie Sanders' campaign narrative. He rails against what he perceives as the undue influence their wealth wields and how that contributes to the yawning inequalities of American life.His...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico’s leader

February 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator...

Pete Buttigieg’s next test: Winning over minority voters

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 18, 2020

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy.The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's...

2020 Watch: Who can show strength with voters of color?

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to Nevada caucuses: 5Days to general election: 260———THE NARRATIVEWith Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, the Democrats'...

The Latest: Nevada’s lieutenant governor endorses Biden

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST):3:30 p.m.Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s...

Steyer foundation mulling SC investments – after the primary

By MEG KINNARD | February 16, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ahead of this month’s crucial South Carolina primary, the wife of presidential candidate Tom Steyer said that the foundation she runs is interested in considering an investment proposal from one of the state’s largest black...

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

By BILL BARROW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. | February 16, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal.“There is what I call an ‘ABT mood’ in the black community: Anybody but Trump,” said the 77-year-old who was...

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and JENNIFER PELTZ | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk.A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a bulge in his jacket....

$1 million grant goes to record black women’s histories

By DEEPTI HAJELA | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A trailblazer among black women in the business world wants to help make sure that the stories of other pioneering women like her are not forgotten.The HistoryMakers, an oral archive that's recorded the stories of more than 3,300 African...

Black Mormon missionary attacked in possible hate crime

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime.Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault, and charging documents show...

Smollett case could complicate reelection of top prosecutor

By MICHAEL TARM | February 13, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The decision to restore charges against Jussie Smollett could bedevil the reelection bid of the first black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job and potentially alter the trajectory of a prosecutor once seen as a rising star...