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A look at those jockeying to be Thailand's next leader

Mar. 22, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago. Up for grabs are 500 seats in the House of Representatives, where parties will need to win at least 25 seats to be able to nominate their preferred candidate for...

Trump again knocks McCain as Republicans urge end to attacks

Mar. 21, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to halt his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain. But Trump is continuing to complain about the Arizona senator's health care vote seven months after McCain died of brain cancer. "I'm not a fan of John McCain," Trump said again Thursday...

Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

Mar. 20, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his...

Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player dead at 94

Mar. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles "Chuck" Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut against the Braves in Milwaukee on April 17, 1954. It did not provide details. Harmon had remained a familiar figure in...

The Latest: Trump steps up attacks on late Sen. John McCain

Mar. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's attacks on the late Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, saying that he gave the longtime lawmaker "the kind of funeral he wanted" and "I didn't get a thank you." Trump went on a...

'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

Mar. 20, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighboring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades. Torrential rains were...

The Latest: UN will press global community for cyclone aid

Mar. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the U.N. will ask the international community for money to help victims of Cyclone Idai but "at this stage what we want to...

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

Mar. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. Investigators listed "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death...

Former 6-term Missouri US Rep. Bill Burlison dies at age 88

Mar. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

WARDELL, Mo. (AP) — Bill Burlison, a former six-term congressman from southeast Missouri, has died. Officials at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance on Tuesday confirmed the death of Burlison. He was 88. No cause of death was given. The Southeast Missourian reports that Burlison died Sunday at his home in...

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

Mar. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer. Drummer Mik Gaffney told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for...