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Provo officials decide whether to allow brewpubs in downtown

Feb. 16, 2020 11:49 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As the executive director of a nonprofit that specializes in promoting tourism in Provo, Quinn Peterson has a front-row seat to the city’s growth: Coffee shops, restaurants, apartment buildings and a shiny new convention center have transformed the downtown over the past decade....

Delaware native Bryan Stevenson fights for social justice

Feb. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

DOVER. Del. (AP) — Few people are better qualified to weigh in on racial tensions and the criminal justice system in the United States than Bryan Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson, a Delaware native who founded and runs the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, is the subject of a recent film that...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Inside Michael Bloomberg's big play for black voters

Feb. 12, 2020 3:05 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff at an African American museum. All in the past two weeks....

William J. Patenaude, a Korean and Vietnam veteran and resident of Chesterfield, N.H., leaves the voting booth with his ballot in hand at the Chesterfield, N.H., Polling Station inside the Town Hall during the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP VoteCast: NH Democrats angry, seek alternative to Trump

Feb. 12, 2020 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in the New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump's administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office. Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied but also angry with the Trump administration,...

Gina Hammett, of Hinsdale, N.H., leaves the Millstream Community Center, in Hinsdale, after casting her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

Feb. 12, 2020 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative voters, with Amy Klobuchar close behind. The New...

A protester from the pro-life group Derecho a Vivir stands outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Spain's new parliament is expected to accept in its first legislative session a majority vote the debate on a law that decriminalizes and regulates euthanasia. Banner reads ;'The right to kill does not exist'. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spanish government passes 1st hurdle to legalize euthanasia

Feb. 11, 2020 3:10 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s parliament has endorsed an effort by the new Socialist-led government to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. After early elections twice last year thwarted the Socialist party's attempts to change the law, parliament voted Tuesday by 201 votes to 140 in...

Palestinians wave national flags as they take part in a protest against President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to deliver a speech at the U.N. later in the day, but members will not be voting on a draft resolution. Palestinian officials denied the resolution had been pulled, but diplomats said many members, including European countries, rejected the language in a draft that had circulated. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed).

Poll finds Palestinians overwhelmingly reject Trump plan

Feb. 11, 2020 11:21 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Ninety-four percent of Palestinians reject President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, according to a poll released Tuesday, which also found plummeting support for a two-state solution with Israel and nearly two-thirds backing armed struggle. The first survey of Palestinian...

A dog waits for his owner as voting gets under way in the general election in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Irish voters are choosing their next prime minister in an election where frustration with economic austerity and a housing crisis seem to have have fuelled political uncertainty. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Top 3 parties in dead heat after Irish parliament elections

Feb. 8, 2020 6:06 PM EST

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s three biggest political parties are likely to face a difficult process of forming a new government, with an exit poll suggesting they finished in a virtual dead heat in parliamentary elections Saturday. The survey conducted for national broadcaster RTE, the Irish Times, TG4...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference the morning after the impeachment of President Donald Trump ended in acquittal, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump's acquittal confronts Dems with election year choices

Feb. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment ended with a reminder of why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the idea for so long — an acquittal everyone saw coming, followed by a bombastic presidential victory lap and a bump in his poll numbers just as the 2020 campaign officially began....

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal 'celebration'

Feb. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign. Triumphantly waving newspaper front pages that declared...