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Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And early indications Saturday were that they succeeded. Enough preliminary results came in to allow The Associated Press and other...

Togo election could see president extend family’s long rule

By DIDIER ASSOGBA and LEKAN OYEKANMI | February 22, 2020

LOME, Togo (AP) — The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Saturday that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of calls by the political opposition for new leadership.President Faure Gnassingbe...

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | February 22, 2020

Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort...

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 22, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.Houghton...

Germany admits there’s a far-right problem, but what to do?

By DAVID RISING | February 22, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany's president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding action, not words.But the country's leaders are struggling...

Six questions before the Nevada caucus

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada caucus, the third contest in the Democratic presidential race, is Saturday. Here are six questions going into that fateful vote.HOW WELL DOES SANDERS DO?Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has high expectations going into the...

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

By GARY D. ROBERTSON | February 22, 2020

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald...

At Trump’s India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 22, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans.The rally...

Iran reports another death, 10 new cases of new coronavirus

February 22, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities on Saturday reported a fifth death from the new virus that emerged in China, and said the fatality was from among 10 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran.So far, 28 cases have been confirmed in Iran,...

The Latest: Sanders defiant about Democratic establishment

February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):9:15 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is lumping the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment and saying they can’t stop him.Sanders...

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.The billionaire former...

In Nevada, Biden casts Sanders, Bloomberg as party posers

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and BILL BARROW | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential primary advances toward Super Tuesday, Joe Biden wants voters to choose a loyal Democrat. Preferably him, of course, but mostly just not Bernie Sanders or Mike Bloomberg.“They're not bad folks. They’re...