ATLANTA | Only on AP: Abrams prepares push for new Georgia Gov. vote

ATLANTA — Stacey Abrams‘ campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting. The Democrat’s longshot strategy relies on a statute that’s never been used in such a high-stakes contest. It is being … Continue reading ATLANTA | Only on AP: Abrams prepares push for new Georgia Gov. vote

WASHINGTON | AP source: Mueller probe to go on, Whitaker tells Graham

WASHINGTON  — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting with Graham and Whitaker Thursday comes as a bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job. The senators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Mueller probe to go on, Whitaker tells Graham

WASHINGTON | Pelosi sees vocal opposition to her return as House speaker

WASHINGTON  — If it was up to most of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi would be the obvious choice to become speaker of the House. But within the ranks of the chamber’s Democratic majority, there’s a small but persistent group pushing to topple her return as the first woman with the gavel. Pelosi appears be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi sees vocal opposition to her return as House speaker

WASHINGTON | After midterms success, Democrats develop 2020 strategies

WASHINGTON — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. “What I’ve found myself recently saying is this: ‘If it’s worth fighting for, it’s a fight worth having,’” the California Democrat and potential presidential candidate said, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After midterms success, Democrats develop 2020 strategies

WASHINGTON | Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

WASHINGTON— A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has set a hearing for Friday morning to announce his decision. CNN has asked the judge … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

JOHANNESBURG | South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG  — More than two dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute. Animal Defenders International, a group that airlifted the lions to South Africa in 2016, this month secured a court order allowing the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia | The Latest: Last Khmer Rouge leaders get life sentences

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia  — The Latest on the tribunal judging Khmer Rouge responsibility (all times local): 11:40 a.m. An international tribunal that found two former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide has sentenced them to life in prison. The elderly Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are the last surviving senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge … Continue reading PHNOM PENH, Cambodia | The Latest: Last Khmer Rouge leaders get life sentences

ATLANTA | Only on AP: Stacey Abrams’ team prepares push for new vote

ATLANTA  — Stacey Abrams’ campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting. The Democrat’s longshot strategy relies on a statute that’s never been used in such a high-stakes contest. It is being … Continue reading ATLANTA | Only on AP: Stacey Abrams’ team prepares push for new vote