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The Latest: US airstrikes destroy ammo left behind in Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes Wednesday to destroy ammunition that was left behind when American forces left a cement factory south of Kobani, Syria. The factory had served as a coordination center for...

Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House's "worst nightmare" unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks. Trump,...

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

Oct. 14, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of illegal drugs they had seized....

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

Oct. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor said the...

EU lawmakers reject France's nominee, deliver blow to Macron

Oct. 10, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitions, his nominee for the next European Commission was rejected Thursday by EU lawmakers assessing whether she was fit for the job. Sylvie Goulard, a close ally of Macron, had been nominated to be part of incoming European Commission...

Diplomat criticized by White House known for her diligence

Oct. 9, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

To President Donald Trump, the diplomat representing the U.S. in Ukraine was "bad news" — a supposedly rogue ambassador with a political bias against him. But to those who know Marie Yovanovitch — the former envoy to Kyiv who is scheduled to testify before the House this week as Democrats intensify...

Facebook CEO to appear before Congress on currency plan

Oct. 9, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress this month as the tech giant is under pressure from lawmakers and regulators over its massive market power and record of privacy breaches. Rep. Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who heads the House Financial Services Committee,...

EU competition chief: ready to act on digital tax

Oct. 8, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says the bloc should agree on a tax to ensure global digital companies pay "their fair share" in Europe. Vestager, who has been designated to continue her work in the new European commission, said during her confirmation hearing by EU lawmakers...

EU chief on the back foot as MEP's challenge governing team

Oct. 8, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Rarely, if ever, has the European Parliament shown such bite. The next European Union executive has yet to take office, and already it's facing challenges from defiant European lawmakers, who have snubbed two proposed candidates to the governing team and targeted two others. The new...

US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies

Oct. 7, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday. The early...