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Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a...

Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals

Oct. 20, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two U.S. Open champions, will make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore on Monday. The initial stage of the eight-player WTA Finals field is a round-robin competition with two teams of four...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 20, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...

Attack in Afghanistan is a reminder of formidable task

Oct. 20, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from Thursday's...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 20, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as...

'We are hungry!" Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

Oct. 20, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while others slept on the crowded bridge linking...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 19, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...