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Embattled mayor faces preliminary election in Massachusetts

Sep. 17, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges is confronting a new challenge — surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia is on Tuesday's Fall River mayoral ballot along with Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco. The top two vote-getters will advance...

Taliban kill 24 at Afghan president's rally; Ghani unhurt

Sep. 17, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an...

The Latest: Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, in Kabul

Sep. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. Zabihullah...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 17, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER RULES OUT TALKS WITH AMERICA Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level" — ending speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting at the...

Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu

Sep. 17, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. Netanyahu, the longest serving leader in Israeli history, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in...

The Latest: Arab leader urges high turnout in Israeli vote

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 1 p.m.: The leader of the main Arab faction in Israel's parliament says his constituents "must be first-class voters on the way to becoming first-class citizens." Ayman Odeh cast his ballot on Tuesday in the northern city of Haifa and...

Spain king seeks candidate to form gov't, avert new election

Sep. 17, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. The meetings finish Tuesday when the king meets caretaker Prime Minister...

AP Explains: Israel's parliamentary elections

Sep. 17, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is holding the country's 22nd parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots. Coming on the heels of April elections, it is an unprecedented repeat vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Here is...

Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council

Sep. 17, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission. The dispute stems from an Aug. 29 story by a Moscow correspondent based largely on an interview with elections...

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. "Corruption...