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Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

May. 19, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Austria's president said the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics. President Alexander Van der Bellen spoke Sunday after meeting with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Kurz called for a...

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

May. 19, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow...

Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president

May. 19, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the country's main opposition party. The need to protect people with albinism...

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

May. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

May. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016...

Speaker scandal revives scrutiny of Tennessee lawmakers

May. 18, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As calls for the Tennessee House speaker's resignation intensify amid a scandal involving racist and sexually explicit texts, the GOP-dominant statehouse once again finds itself grappling with a culture that some say is harmful to women and people of color. The turmoil — just...

In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

May. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American country, he's been offering cryptic comments suggesting the...

Man guilty of threatening congressman, judge

May. 18, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of threatening a judge and a congressman. The Florida Times-Union reports that 44-year-old Kojo Khayrallah was found guilty Friday of two counts of making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. He faces up to 30 years in prison. Khayrallah was...

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

May. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented stonewalling by the White House, they are pursuing a long-game...

Greek far-left killer in intensive care after hunger strike

May. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's top prosecutor late Friday ordered a review of a decision to deny temporary leave from prison to a hunger-striking extremist who is serving multiple life terms for 11 murders by the country's deadliest far-left group. The move by supreme court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou came...