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India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

May. 23, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon showed...

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

May. 23, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson...

Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy

May. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped the pretense of working with congressional Democrats on Wednesday and sent a clear message that his re-election campaign will be centered on condemning overzealous investigations rather than advancing a robust domestic policy agenda. Both sides may have...

AP sources: Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast

May. 23, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it's not clear if the...

'American Taliban' Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

May. 23, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison. Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, a federal Bureau...

Theresa May hunkers down as premiership enters its end stage

May. 23, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May was due to meet senior ministers to discuss her Brexit bill as plans to put it...

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

May. 23, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A banner emblazoned with the words "Honor to Mussolini," unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator's body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution. One-armed salutes and fascist slogans shouted at protests. Italy's right-wing interior minister skipping...

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

May. 23, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: "Yes or no, can you ask me some questions yourself and stop reading?" Other times, he...

China has more weapons in US tariff war - but do they work?

May. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths - exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology. Rare earths are "an important strategic...

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

May. 23, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in...

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'American Taliban' Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

May. 23, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison. Thirty-eight-year-old John Walker Lindh was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, a federal Bureau...

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

May. 23, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson...

Va. police ordered to release white nationalist rally plans

May. 23, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has ordered state police to release a redacted copy of their operational plans for the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard Moore on Wednesday gave police 30 days to comply with his order. The order is...

Bureau of Prisons confirms release of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001

May. 23, 2019 9:32 AM EDT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Bureau of Prisons confirms release of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001.

Homeless Tennessee student graduates as valedictorian

May. 23, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A homeless Tennessee student has graduated as his high school's valedictorian and was offered dozens of scholarships totaling $3 million. Tupac Mosley told news outlets that his family fell behind on bills after his father died, and they ended up being evicted in February. Mosley says...

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

May. 23, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Germany say the behavior they spotted dozens of...

Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining House

May. 23, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules. The ruling against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is likely to increase political tensions in...

The Latest: Elderly couple, another woman killed in Missouri

May. 23, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8:25 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an elderly couple and another woman were killed when a powerful storm destroyed their homes in southwest Missouri. Patrol spokesman Sgt. John...

Baltimore recovers from ransomware slowly to ensure security

May. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An official with Baltimore mayor's office says the city's IT team is restoring computer systems slowly to ensure their security after a crippling ransomware attack. The Baltimore Sun reports deputy chief of staff Sheryl Goldstein says the IT team has been split into two groups to help the...

The Latest: Pakistan PM congratulates Modi on India election

May. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Indian counterpart for success in a massive general election. With early election results showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist...