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Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

Oct. 22, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Taiwan president calls for clear probe of fatal train crash

Oct. 22, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the tracks...

For many Brazilians, election is picking 'lesser of evils'

Oct. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the lead up to Brazil's elections, Peter Rooker struggled to find a presidential candidate he believed in out of a field of 13. He was sure of one thing, though: He would not vote for far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro or Fernando Haddad of the scandal-tainted leftist Workers'...

Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

Oct. 21, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Experience, ideology focus of Illinois attorney general race

Oct. 21, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The quest to be the next Illinois attorney general is focusing on experience, ideology and gumption. Democrat Kwame Raoul touts his legal and policymaking experience and says Republican Erika Harold is too rigid in her conservative views to effectively manage the post of chief law...

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long...

Prosecutors seek tougher sentence for Dean Skelos in 2nd try

Oct. 19, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York state Senate leader convicted of public corruption charges should be given a longer prison term than he received at a previous sentencing, prosecutors told a judge Friday. They said in papers in Manhattan federal court that Dean Skelos deserves more than the five years he...

Storey County sheriff fined $2,500 for ethics violation

Oct. 19, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Commission on Ethics has fined Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro $2,500 for misusing government resources. The commission ruled Wednesday that Antinoro was guilty of an ethics violation last year when he allowed his wife to use the sheriff's office in Virginia City...

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'

Oct. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Missouri version of a radio ad that suggests Democratic victories in midterm elections endanger African-American men and...

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Oct. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead...