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Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

Mar. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability. As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the center...

Brazil's Bolsonaro talks up a friendlier approach to US

Mar. 19, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who succeeded a leftist...

2020 hopeful Gabbard calls for end of 'wasteful' wars

Mar. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said her top priorities if she's elected to the White House in 2020 would be to end military action in countries such as Iraq and Syria and to de-escalate tensions with nuclear-armed countries like Russia and China. The Hawaii congresswoman...

White House foresees long economic boom where others don't

Mar. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

Contrary to the views of most economists, the Trump administration expects the U.S. economy to keep booming over the next decade on the strength of further tax cuts, reduced regulation and improvements to the nation's infrastructure. The annual report from President Donald Trump's Council of Economic Advisers...

Today in History

Mar. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 19, the 78th day of 2019. There are 287 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 19, 1945, during World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the carrier USS Franklin off Japan (the ship was saved). Adolf Hitler ordered...

Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,528.23 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,182.10. South Korea's Kospi inched down...

Palestinian agency urges donors: Match 2018 funds in 2019

Mar. 18, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the U.S. contribution to be equally generous this year. "Last year we had an...

Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

Mar. 18, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue. Warren first voiced...

Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation and negligence

Mar. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence. The defendants include two anonymous parody accounts, "Devin Nunes' Mom" and "Devin Nunes' Cow." The suit filed in...

The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

Mar. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation uses to...