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Vermont town pondering purchase of railroad station

Jan. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EST

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Town voters are going to be asked to spend $12,000 to evaluate the condition of an historic train station with an eye toward its eventual purchase. The money would allow the town to evaluate the condition of the historic Bellows Falls train station, which is now owned by Vermont...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks to the media after casting his vote in the constitutional referendum in Buye, northern Burundi. Burundi’s president has again indicated he will not run for another term next year in the politically volatile East African nation. Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday Dec. 26, 2019, told reporters he planned to hold another press conference “before handing power to our successor.” (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)

Burundi's ruling party picks general as presidential hopeful

Jan. 26, 2020 8:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's ruling party has chosen an army general to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling that the country's president will now retire after serving three terms. Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye was chosen Sunday during a national conference for the ruling...

Matteo Salvini of the League speaks to supporters during a campaign event in Bibbiano, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Stefano Cavicchi/LaPresse via AP)

Italians vote in 2 regions; Salvini eyes return to power

Jan. 26, 2020 6:36 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini is telling Italians who are voting in two regions to use their ballots to help his anti-migrant party return to national power. Voting began Sunday morning in Emilia-Romagna, a northern region where the left-wing has held power for decades, and in...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, file photo, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, foreground, signs the EU's Lisbon Treaty in Lisbon, Portugal. Brown, who was more circumspect about the European Union than his immediate predecessor Tony Blair, turned up late for the signing of the treaty. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years of membership. ( AP Photo/Paulo Duarte/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

Jan. 26, 2020 5:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Democratic race in Iowa heats up as caucus approaches

Jan. 26, 2020 12:49 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have roared back into Iowa touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Saturday she...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

FILE- In a Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, voters wait to fill out absentee ballots the day before the general election in Detroit. People can cast absentee ballots in Michigan's March 10, 2020 presidential primary starting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Early voting is underway in Michigan's presidential primary

Jan. 25, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voting is underway in Michigan's presidential primary more than a year after the option was greatly expanded through the passage of a ballot measure, though many Democrats vying for the nomination remain focused — for now — on Iowa and other early states. The 45-day...

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Jan. 25, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Lyla June Johnston appears during a weeklong fast outside the New Mexico Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M., to protest for action on climate change. Johnston is campaigning for the Democratic primary nomination to the state House against Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe. Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on gun safety, recreational marijuana and pension reform. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Elections loom over Democrats on guns, marijuana, pensions

Jan. 25, 2020 6:39 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham — from new gun restrictions to recreational marijuana legalization and pension reform — during a second straight year of unified...

NH GOP committeeman loses reelection effort

Jan. 25, 2020 5:12 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A prominent member of the New Hampshire Republican Party has lost his national post. New Hampshire national Republican committeeman Steve Duprey lost Saturday to Chris Ager in voting at the 2020 annual meeting of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, a state GOP spokesman...