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Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

May. 19, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise. The opposition Labor Party, meanwhile, began another...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

May. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have...

After a scandal and a year in Australia, Bowen targets NBA

May. 17, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that. They want...

Folau fired by Rugby Australia for contentious online posts

May. 17, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

Israel Folau's status as the unrivaled star of Australian rugby wasn't enough to save his job in the wake of a social media post that condemned gay people and other so-called sinners to eternal damnation. Rugby Australia on Friday terminated Folau's four-year contract, 10 days after an independent panel found the...

Political hero's death overshadows Australian campaign

May. 16, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's opposition leader said he wants to win elections on Saturday for his Australian political hero whose death overshadows the final days of campaigning. The death of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke at his Sydney home on Thursday has turned the national focus to the...

Family man, newlyweds among dead in crash of Alaska planes

May. 16, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair collision...

Ex-Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at age 89

May. 16, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bob Hawke, Australia's longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on Thursday, his wife said. He was 89. The former union leader dedicated much of his political career to trade...

Australian prime minister predicts close election result

May. 16, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's conservative prime minister has predicted a close result at elections on Saturday as his rival used a campaign rally to revel in the memory of one of his center-left party's greatest victories 47 years ago. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made his final major speech of...

A mystery to many, Australian PM is a tough sell at election

May. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison has carried an unusual burden for an Australian prime minister campaigning for election on Saturday. As well as explaining why Australians should vote for him, he's also had to explain who he is to voters who have had little time to get to know their government's...