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Turkey: Erdogan leading presidential race

Jun. 24, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Early partial results in Turkey's presidential elections Sunday showed incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lead, with challenger Muharrem Ince in second place. The high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections could consolidate Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political...

The Latest: Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Jun. 24, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who "invade" the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is "laughed at all over the...

The Latest: French delegates to Turkish elections released

Jun. 24, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 7 p.m. The French Communist Party says that a delegation from its party, including a senator, which was in Turkey to observe the elections, has been released after being detained by Turkish...

Democrats hoping to flip House not just trash-talking Trump

Jun. 24, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to flip enough seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aren't putting all their eggs in the anti-Trump basket. Those candidates include Lauren Underwood, a 31-year-old registered nurse from Illinois and part of the Democrats' master plan to...

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Jun. 24, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure...

Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing apps

Jun. 24, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country's official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and fees, and...

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Jun. 24, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

Jun. 24, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar just in...

Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

Jun. 24, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than a year after North Carolina undid its "bathroom bill," a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it. A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments from transgender advocates who claim in a lawsuit that the replacement law still discriminates against the LGBT...