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Louisiana Senate race could involve rare three-person runoff

Oct. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state Senate race appears headed to a rare, three-person runoff election, because the secretary of state's office says two Republican contenders tied for second place. State Reps. Steve Carter and Franklin Foil were among five candidates for the Baton Rouge-based Senate...

The Latest: Riot police charge Barcelona airport protesters

Oct. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the Catalonia...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament but lost control of the Senate, according to results reported Monday. When exit polls were released after voting ended...

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn't comment as she...

Health commissioner Meyers won't seek reappointment

Oct. 14, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the largest agency in New Hampshire's state government is heading to the private sector. Jeff Meyers has been commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services since early 2016 when he was appointed by former Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. In a letter to employees...

The Latest: Ireland: Brexit talks could go into next week

Oct. 14, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Both Ireland and Spain are starting to say the Brexit negotiations could well spill beyond this week and go right down to the wire at the end of the month. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said late Monday it was "too early to say if it is...

Business exec ends US Senate challenge to Markey

Oct. 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who touted is experiences as a foster child when he announced a primary challenge to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in July has ended his campaign. Steve Pemberton in his emailed announcement Monday said he couldn't overcome a system that favors...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic president of the Wausau School Board announced Monday that she is running for Congress in her heavily Republican northern Wisconsin district, in a race that could provide an early signal of voter moods ahead of next fall's presidential election. Tricia Zunker, a justice...

The Latest: Poland's ruling party loses majority in Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's election (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Official returns from 99.5% percent of the votes counted in Poland's parliamentary election suggest the country's ruling right-wing party might have lost its majority in the upper chamber, the Senate. According to the State...

US pulls troops in north Syria, threatens Turkey sanctions

Oct. 14, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and threats Monday by President Donald Trump to hit Turkey with "big sanctions." Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that Trump had directed U.S. troops in...