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The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:55 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told...

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...

Egypt’s once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life

By ISABEL DEBRE | February 20, 2020

CAIRO (AP) — Karim Hegazi spends his days in a Cairo clinic taking care of animals long considered a menace in Egypt.Stray dogs roam in almost every Cairo neighborhood — lurking in construction sites, scavenging through trash and howling nightly atop...

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses.Tom Perez, chairman...

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):10:40 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning...

Prepping straw bedding for dogs signals Iditarod is near

By MARK THIESSEN | February 14, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Volunteers slung bales of hay onto a table Thursday, where they were swiftly stuffed inside blue plastic bags, twirled and shut with twist ties before being dragged off to waiting pallets.The 60 or so people in safety vests...

After Iowa caucus problems, concerns grow over Nevada’s plan

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 12, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerns have been growing that next week's Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote, with Nevada facing many of the same organizational and technical challenges that crippled Iowa’s process.Volunteers...

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

By RYAN J. FOLEY | February 11, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results.But her planning ran into a problem:...

Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa caucus recanvass

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' and Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaigns filed requests Monday for a partial recanvass of the results of Iowa's Democratic caucuses.The Sanders campaign cited "mathematical errors and inconsistencies" in more than...

Sanders to seek partial recanvass of Iowa caucus results

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign plans to ask for a “partial recanvass” of the results of last week's Iowa caucuses.A campaign aide confirmed the plans Sunday night, ahead of a Monday deadline for candidates to ask the Iowa Democratic...

Conservators work on items damaged in Chinatown museum fire

February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A volunteer team of conservators is working to salvage some of the 85,000 artifacts feared lost in a fire in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown.About a third of the collection belonging to the Museum of Chinese in America has been removed...

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

By GILLIAN FLACCUS | February 5, 2020

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising...