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Ukraine, Israel aid back on track as House pushes toward weekend votes

Apr. 19, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisan momentum, the House pushed ahead Friday on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and humanitarian support as a coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend. Friday’s vote produced a...

House advances a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, teeing up final votes this weekend

Apr. 19, 2024 11:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House advances a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, teeing up final votes this weekend.

Mexico's president is getting a little sloppy in the rush to finish projects before his term ends

Apr. 19, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president is in a rush to finish the big legislative and building projects he promised before his term ends in September, and experts say officials are getting a bit sloppy amid all the haste. This week, legislators from the governing Morena party...

Indianapolis official La Keisha Jackson to fill role of late state Sen. Jean Breaux

Apr. 19, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Democrats have chosen an Indianapolis official to fill the legislative office of state Sen. Jean Breaux, who died last month at the age of 65. The Indiana Democratic Party said a precinct caucus chose Indianapolis City-County Councilor La Keisha Jackson...

Indians vote in the first phase of the world's largest election as Modi seeks a third term

Apr. 19, 2024 10:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader. People...

Croatia's top court rules President Milanović cannot be prime minister because of campaign

Apr. 19, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's Constitutional Court on Friday banned President Zoran Milanović from becoming prime minister in case his center-left party manages to garner a majority after this week's highly contested parliamentary election. The ballot on Wednesday ended...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

Apr. 19, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the White House....

AP PHOTOS: For the world's largest democratic exercise, one village's polling officers are all women

Apr. 19, 2024 06:52 AM EDT

CHEDEMA, India (AP) — The line was orderly at Government Middle School as people waited patiently to vote Friday, even after one of the voting machines malfunctioned. The officers at the polling station in Chedema village in India's tiny mountain state of Nagaland had arrived the...

Key ally of Pakistan's prime minister demands end to ban on social media platform X

Apr. 19, 2024 05:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying on Friday that it violates citizens' right to speech and expression. The ban on X has been in place since February,...

House leaders toil to advance Ukraine and Israel aid. But threats to oust speaker grow

Apr. 18, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House congressional leaders were toiling Thursday on a delicate, bipartisan push toward weekend votes to approve a $95 billion package of foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as well as several other national security policies at a critical moment at home and abroad. ...