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Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Apr. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile...

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

Apr. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C., however, would likely mean at least a seven-hour, multi-stop...

Powerful Emirati crown prince entangled by Mueller report

Apr. 19, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America's 2016 election. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Today in History

Apr. 18, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 18, 1983, 63 people, including 17 Americans, were killed at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, by a suicide bomber. On this date: In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous...

Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

Apr. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift. McAuliffe said Wednesday night that instead of joining a...

AP Exclusive: Mysterious operative haunted Kaspersky critics

Apr. 17, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the awkward conversation, which kept...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics

Apr. 17, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's suit looked too cheap for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the awkward conversation, which kept returning to...

Asylum seekers who show credible fear not eligible for bond

Apr. 17, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond. U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

Apr. 16, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim...

US wants to build more tents at border to detain migrants

Apr. 16, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to...