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Voters to pick successor of Lithuania's popular 'Iron Lady'

May. 10, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Nine candidates are vying in an election Sunday to become Lithuania's next president, including a well-known economist, a former finance minister and the incumbent prime minister. Term limits require the Baltic country's current head of state, President Dalia Grybauskaite, to step...

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

May. 9, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive's standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since...

Bill requiring state defense of schools bathroom policy axed

May. 1, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill authorizing Tennessee's attorney general to defend a public school's transgender bathroom and locker room policy is dead for the year. The state Senate cast a voice vote Wednesday to delay consideration of Republican Sen. Joey Hensley's bill until 2020. Some senators were...

Italy: Berlusconi seeks EU parliament seat, 'united Europe'

Mar. 31, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said he is running for the European Parliament in May's election because he wants to fight for a more united European Union faithful to the vision of the bloc's founders. Berlusconi, 82, spoke at a weekend convention of his center-right Forza Italia...