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The Latest: Polish ruling party leader declares victory

Oct. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's general election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party has declared victory in an election after an exit poll showed his party expected to have a majority of seats in parliament. Jaroslaw Kaczynski noted that the exit poll...

Polls show close divide over impeachment and removal

Oct. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are following impeachment proceedings closely and are slightly more likely to approve than disapprove of the inquiry itself. But the public is more closely split over whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office. Several polls published since House Speaker Nancy...

Defying impeachment inquiry, Trump makes charge more certain

Oct. 9, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The combative White House letter vowing to defy the "illegitimate" impeachment inquiry has actually put President Donald Trump on a more certain path to charges. His refusal to honor subpoenas or allow testimony would likely play into a formal accusation against him. The letter sent to...

The Latest: Chinese say people have expressed their opinion

Oct. 8, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the NBA's relationship with China (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says ordinary people have already expressed their position after a tweet unraveled the country's relationship with the NBA. Geng says "how can it be possible to carry out...

Islamists, jailed tycoon claim Tunisian parliament victory

Oct. 6, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's moderate Islamist party appeared to be heading for victory in parliamentary elections, according to polling agencies, though the rival party of a jailed populist tycoon also claimed to come out on top of Sunday's voting. The election is seen as important for the country's...

Analysis: Trump's old ways colliding with new realities

Oct. 6, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Telling half-truths and outright lies. Manipulating media coverage. Pushing legal boundaries. Pressuring subordinates to do the dirty work. Believing in the force of his own personality. Accepting no personal responsibility. The playbook Donald Trump has used as a real estate developer,...

Dark days for Peru's political dynasty after congress closes

Oct. 4, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Inside a colonial-era mansion that has seen better days, leaders of Peru's Fuerza Popular movement gathered for an urgent meeting Thursday, scrambling for ways to save their party's once-dominant place in politics. President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the congress early this week and...

What we know about the US vaping illness outbreak

Oct. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

U.S. health officials continue to look for patterns in the hundreds of serious lung injuries reported in people who use electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. A look at what we know so far about the outbreak and the investigation: WHO IS GETTING SICK? The latest tally is 1,080 confirmed and probable...

Giuliani subpoenaed as impeachment inquiry accelerates

Sep. 30, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate...

AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations

Sep. 30, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump's actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disapprove of how he's handling race relations, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC...