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The Latest: Dutch party to wave goodbye to UK will go ahead

Oct. 18, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Organizers of a Dutch beach party to bid farewell to Britain as it leaves the European Union say the festivities will go ahead Oct. 31, the scheduled Brexit date. The party started as a joke that went viral on Facebook about gathering on the...

Actor Alex Baldwin to campaign for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 18, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin, known for his biting impersonations of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," is coming to Virginia to help Democratic legislative candidates. The progressive advocacy group People for the American Way said that Baldwin plans to knock on doors, make calls...

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Oct. 18, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the...

Giorgia Meloni is rising star on Italy's far-right stage

Oct. 18, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini's once-bold demeanor has turned nervous and edgy since his failed bid to become premier this summer, giving an opening on Italy's political stage to his junior ally, the energetic leader of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party. Giorgia Meloni's...

Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

Oct. 18, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone, Trump told his supporters, "At stake in this fight is the...

Alaska community considers switch from alcohol ban to sales

Oct. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Members of an Alaska community that has prohibited alcohol for more than three decades now want to open a city-owned store to sell it. KYUK-AM reported Thursday that the community of Marshall in the Lower Yukon voted Oct. 1 to change its local option status to allow an alcohol store....

Can Pete Buttigieg, cool and cerebral, second that emotion?

Oct. 18, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Veterans Administration. The Democratic presidential hopeful offered a respectful, if...

Trudeau could lose power in Canada's election Monday

Oct. 18, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Bremmer remembers the first time he met Justin Trudeau, at the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Bremmer, a prominent foreign policy expert, said Canada's party at the world economic forum is usually "the sleepiest thing you could do." It is typically held at a...

The Latest: Mulvaney says Ukraine remarks were misconstrued

Oct. 17, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the impeachment investigation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says his comments about the Trump administration's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine have been misconstrued. Mulvaney issued his...

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

Oct. 17, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. Gordon Sondland spoke to...