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US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

Oct. 23, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory. "We are so far from the end of the epidemic, but we are perhaps, at the...

The Latest: Analyst says aid cut for CentAm could backfire

Oct. 23, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States (all times local): 3:10 p.m. An analyst with Moody's Analytics says that if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on cutting or reducing aid to Central America, it could backfire by...

Abrams, Kemp spar over voting access in Georgia debate

Oct. 23, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting dominated the first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor. Disputes over voting access took center stage at Tuesday evening's debate, highlighting Abrams'...

Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

Oct. 23, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a casualty of...

Will 'all Trump, all the time' help the GOP in the midterms?

Oct. 23, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is betting that his ubiquitous role in the midterm elections — all Trump, all the time — will pay off for Republicans trying to hang onto their perilous majorities in Congress. Trump's campaign said Tuesday it will spend more than $20 million on the...

Lawmakers postpone interview with Deputy AG Rosenstein

Oct. 23, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House committees are postponing a closed-door interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that was expected to delve into reports that he discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. Rosenstein was scheduled on Wednesday to meet with the top lawmakers on the House...

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

Oct. 23, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted its arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest weary, blistered feet and try to heal illnesses and injuries...

South Korea's Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

Oct. 23, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him "self-righteous" and "subservient" to the North. Some experts say President Moon...

Turkish president: Saudis must name masterminds of killing

Oct. 23, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a country that is a source of investment for Turkey, but also a rival for...

Acrimony over trade, politics sinking China-US ties further

Oct. 23, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries. The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with...