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North Carolina ballot fraud investigation yields new charges

Jul. 30, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A ballot fraud investigation produced new felony charges Tuesday against the political operative at the center of a disputed North Carolina congressional election that's being rerun. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said in a news release that Leslie McCrae Dowless was...

AP FACT CHECK: Mueller's words twisted by Trump and more

Jul. 27, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump listened to Robert Mueller testify to Congress this past week, then misrepresented what the former special counsel said. Some partisans on both sides did much the same, whether to defend or condemn the president. Trump seized on Mueller's testimony to claim anew...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes falsehoods to a youth audience

Jul. 23, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told young people a number of falsehoods he's been relating to adults for months and took a misleading swipe at the female Democratic lawmakers he's trying to turn into foils. A sampling of his remarks at a Turning Point USA gathering of conservative...

Afghan Taliban say latest talks with US are 'critical'

Jun. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is "critical" as the two sides "rewrite" a draft agreement in which American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees from the insurgents that they would fight terrorism. "We are...

Widodo seals 2nd term as Indonesia leader after court battle

Jun. 27, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court Thursday rejected a losing presidential candidate's allegations of massive and systematic election fraud, sealing a second term for Joko Widodo, who in fending off the rising power of Islamists has drifted toward authoritarian tactics. The Constitutional...

Double jeopardy fight looms after Manafort pleads not guilty

Jun. 27, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A frail Paul Manafort shuffled into court Thursday in handcuffs and prison garb and pleaded not guilty to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him behind bars even if President Donald Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election...

The Latest: Istanbul mayor-elect greets tens of thousands

Jun. 23, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's repeated mayoral election in Istanbul (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made an opposition candidate mayor-elect of Turkey's largest city. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke late Sunday...

Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul's rerun election

Jun. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of the Turkish city's mayoral election. Turkey's top election authority voided the first vote, which an opposition candidate narrowly won. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the March 31 vote, alleging irregularities....

Mauritania votes as 1st peaceful transfer of power expected

Jun. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians on Saturday went to the polls as the outgoing president's preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. It was expected to be the country's first peaceful transfer of power. One candidate of...