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The Latest: Erdogan claims victory in Turkish dual elections

Jun. 24, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Turkey's incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in critical elections based on unofficial results, securing an executive presidency with sweeping powers....

Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

Jun. 24, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a commanding lead in his bid Sunday for a presidency with broadly expanded powers, according to partial results reported by the country's state-run news agency that showed him with more than 50 percent of the vote — enough to avoid a...

At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

Jun. 24, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Manuel Martinez, who fled Honduras because gangs were trying to recruit his 12-year-old son, was prepared to be separated from his child after paying a smuggler to cross the Rio Grande by boat and getting arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. His worst fears never came true. Martinez...

Trump's immigration push a window into his follow through

Jun. 24, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it's not so easy after all. President Donald Trump's struggles to push immigration legislation through Congress and his about-face on breaking up immigrant families are putting a spotlight on his competence in carrying out his policies. The fallout from Trump's handling of the...

Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

Jun. 24, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...

Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

Jun. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne." Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and...

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Jun. 24, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure...

Trump officials pledge to reunite families amid border chaos

Jun. 24, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on "zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification" released Saturday night by the Department of...

Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

Jun. 24, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around. A longstanding ban on women driving was lifted at midnight, ushering...

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US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Jun. 24, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that...

Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

Jun. 24, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...

Vigil held to support Minnesota mosque where bacon was found

Jun. 24, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — People have gathered for a vigil to support a Minnesota mosque after officials found bacon left near the front door and in its parking lot, an act one group called "attempted religious desecration." The Post Bulletin in Rochester reports that the incident at the Masjed Abubakr...

Prolific, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall dies

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his home in...

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill"...

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

Jun. 24, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn't leak after Friday's derailment. Officials have said 14 of the 32 cars...

The Latest: Protesters gather at West Texas border crossing

Jun. 24, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 2:50 p.m. About 100 people have gathered at the Tornillo, Texas, border crossing from Mexico to protest the separation of children and the detention of families. Former San Antonio mayor and...

Mali says 16 killed in attack on ethnic Fulani village

Jun. 24, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's government said Sunday that 16 people had been killed as the Fulani ethnic group faces growing pressure over accusations of links to al-Qaida extremists. The leader of the country's largest Fulani association said the death toll was higher, with 32 civilians killed Saturday when...

The Latest: Erdogan claims victory in Turkish dual elections

Jun. 24, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Turkey's incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in critical elections based on unofficial results, securing an executive presidency with sweeping powers....