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Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Sep. 23, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The civilian deaths in Sunday night's raids on Taliban hideouts further rattled Afghanistan amid an upsurge...

Trump suggests he raised the Bidens with Ukraine's president

Sep. 23, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son in a summer phone call with Ukraine's new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a political...

Israeli president invites rivals to break election deadlock

Sep. 23, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president invited the two main victors from the country's neck-and-neck election to meet Monday, seeking to break a deadlock that has complicated his task of trying to choose the country's next prime minister. While formally maintaining only a ceremonial role, President Reuven...

China says Taliban envoys discussed Afghanistan peace effort

Sep. 23, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Taliban envoys visited Beijing to discuss peace efforts in Afghanistan with Chinese officials, the foreign ministry said Monday. The delegation was led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban and head of its political office in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. Baradar...

Sanders addresses Comanche event in Warren's home state

Sep. 23, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Bernie Sanders campaigned Sunday in reliably Republican Oklahoma with an appearance before the largest annual gathering of the Comanche Nation in the state where rival Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was born. Sanders' visit may remind some of a sensitive subject for...

Biden, Warren face same challenge in Iowa: keeping momentum

Sep. 23, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend's Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president's front-runner status. His closest rival, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in with little fanfare, delivered her...

Leading Democrats gather for funeral of SC's Emily Clyburn

Sep. 22, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sunday for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and prolific fundraiser in support of helping students attend the alma mater they shared....

Trump visits 2 key states with leaders of India, Australia

Sep. 22, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his raucous campaign rallies. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a recycled...

In gun buyback talk, how do you round up so many weapons?

Sep. 22, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's recent vow to take away people's AR-15 and AK-47 rifles raised one big question: How is it possible to round up the millions of such guns that exist in the United States? The number of AR-15 and AK-47s in the U.S. is estimated at a staggering 16 million, creating...

Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

Sep. 22, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their...