Nothing certain on the eve of first Trump-era elections

By STEVE PEOPLES, WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s monopoly in..

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Chinese premier meets US lawmakers amid tensions Thursday, November 1st, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a visiting delegation of seven US Republican lawmakers on Thursday that he hoped their two countries can meet "halfway" amid friction over trade, security and other issues. Relations between Washington and Beijing have grown tense since US President..

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Brazil votes with far-right candidate favorite Sunday, October 28th, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, (AFP) - A far-right military man vowing to rescue Brazil from crisis with a firm grip looks set to become the country's next president as it heads to the polls for a divisive run-off election Sunday. Jair Bolsonaro, an ex-army captain known for his denigrating remarks on women,..

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Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

By MARK SCOLFORO and MARK GILLISPIE, PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history. The 20-minute..

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Suspect in custody in deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack Saturday, October 27th, 2018

By GENE PUSHKAR, PITTSBURGH (AP) — A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing several people and wounding six others including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said. Police said a suspect was in custody after the..

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Nationwide protests in India over police agency turmoil Friday, October 26th, 2018

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - India's main opposition staged nationwide protests Friday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing the head of the premier investigation agency in order to scuttle a probe into a controversial jet deal. Congress and other opposition parties have accused Modi of..

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Packages to Biden, De Niro seized, similar to earlier bombs Thursday, October 25th, 2018

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL R. SISAK, WASHINGTON (AP) — The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — and said they were similar to..

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Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN evacuated Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER, WASHINGTON (AP) — Bombs and other suspicious packages targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and CNN were intercepted Wednesday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political..

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Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

ANKARA, (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the "naked..

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Saudi phone calls, ‘body double’ after Khashoggi killing Monday, October 22nd, 2018

By SUZAN FRASER and JON GAMBRELL, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A man appearing to wear Jamal Khashoggi’s clothes left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following his killing there, according to a surveillance video, while a member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage made four calls..

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Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia Sunday, October 21st, 2018

ELKO, United States, (AFP) - President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington's latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..