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Romanians protest minister's putdown of top graft prosecutor

Feb. 25, 2018 12:42 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanians are protesting the justice minister's call for the removal of the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor. Demonstrators gathered in the Romanian capital's bitterly cold weather Sunday to demand the resignation of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader. They...

Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own

Feb. 25, 2018 12:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Indian tribes that say they've been cut out of California's legal marijuana market are raising the possibility that they could grow and sell on their own. The California Native American Cannabis Association has warned the state that tribes can run pot businesses under their own...

Campaigning for Egypt's presidential vote underway

Feb. 25, 2018 12:40 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential elections this weekend, a contest pitting a little-known, face-saving candidate against the incumbent, general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is virtually certain to win. Set for almost a month, campaigning ends on March 23 and the vote is...

White nationalist's college tour mired in litigation

Feb. 25, 2018 12:39 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer plans to speak next week at Michigan State University, but the rest of his campus tour has bogged down for now in lawsuits or lack of agreement on timing because of safety concerns. His March 5 visit will come while MSU students are on spring break. He...

White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

Feb. 25, 2018 12:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump remains committed to achieving the...

Paul Ryan: 'We're going to win' despite midterm challenges

Feb. 25, 2018 12:29 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's confident Republicans will triumph at the polls in November, while at the same time acknowledging that midterm elections are often tough for the president's party. The Journal Sentinel reports that Ryan delivered an upbeat message to Waukesha County,...

California Democratic Party isn't endorsing Sen. Feinstein

Feb. 25, 2018 12:29 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington. Party activists were more eager to throw their support behind her primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon. However, he too...

Prominent liberal state senator ends congressional bid

Feb. 25, 2018 12:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator who was the subject of allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward female employees and campaign aides has announced he is ending his stalled congressional bid. Sen. Daylin Leach, a lawyer and a Democratic state lawmaker since 2003, had announced in...

The Latest: Teen at game hit by debris from leaky roof

Feb. 25, 2018 12:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 12 p.m. A university official in Tennessee say a teenage girl was injured by falling debris at a basketball game after an apparent lightning strike. Media outlets report lightning hit the roof at the...

The Latest: Germany's Merkel to put critic in new Cabinet

Feb. 25, 2018 12:19 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The latest on Germany's new government (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel has named an ambitious young conservative as health minister in Germany's new government, signaling a desire to include critics in her fourth term. Merkel pledged to put fresh faces in her Cabinet...