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Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

Jun. 22, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency who also served twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul's Soonchunhyang University Hospital from his home...

Julian Castro seizes on border separation while musing run

Jun. 22, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is seizing on the outcry over family separation at the border as he explores a 2020 presidential run, telling delegates at a Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth Friday that the issue underscores "in...

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

Jun. 22, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The...

Mike Huckabee endorsing Randy Boyd for Tennessee governor

Jun. 22, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is endorsing Republican Randy Boyd for Tennessee governor. In a statement released Friday by the Boyd campaign, Huckabee said he supports the business background of Boyd, who founded a pet products company in...

Social media is the new heart of political protests

Jun. 22, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for civil...

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

Jun. 22, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 6 p.m. An opposition member of Turkey's media watchdog has published a chart showing unequal airtimes on the state broadcaster for presidential and parliamentary candidates campaigning for Sunday's...

Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

Jun. 22, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election. Trump tweeted on Friday: "Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda." Roby had...

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

Jun. 22, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive presidency. It will either solidify President Recep Tayyip...

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote

Jun. 22, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday's landmark presidential and parliamentary vote. But winning the election he called more than a year early might not be as...

US imposes visa bans on several unnamed Congo officials

Jun. 22, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United States has announced visa bans on several senior Congolese officials and family members for their involvement in "significant corruption" related to Congo's electoral process. The State Department says it is not obligated to publicly reveal the identities of those targeted,...