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Ukraine's president urges lawmakers to take polygraph test

Oct. 23, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Wednesday urged a group of lawmakers to take a lie detector test to show they are not involved in a widening corruption scandal. Volodymyr Zelenskiy's ruling party has been shaken by local media reports that several of its members at the Supreme Rada accepted up...

Canada's Trudeau wins reelection but faces a divided nation

Oct. 23, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country, with his rock-star appeal from four years ago diminished by scandal and unmet expectations. Trudeau was reelected in a stronger-than-expected showing in Monday's national elections....

Baltimore mayor now says he plans to run for the office

Oct. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The man who suddenly found himself mayor of Baltimore, after the previous mayor resigned in a scandal, announced on Tuesday that he plans to run for the office. Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young previously said he would not run, but in an interview Tuesday with The Baltimore Sun , Young said...

Texas GOP speaker drops re-election bid after secret tape

Oct. 22, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' embattled GOP House speaker announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election after a growing number of Republicans called for his resignation following the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which he sought help to oust members of his own caucus in 2020 and used foul...

Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

Oct. 22, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal party took the most seats...

Pakistan's imprisoned former premier rushed to hospital

Oct. 22, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, was rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns, his physician said Tuesday. The former premier was taken to hospital late on Monday, said Sharif's...

The Latest: Conservative says it's Canada's govt in waiting

Oct. 22, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on Canada's national elections (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer says his party is Canada's government in waiting despite losing the election to Justin Trudeau's Liberals. Scheer says when Trudeau first won in 2015 he looked unstoppable, but...

Rioting erupts as Bolivia says Morales near outright win

Oct. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's electoral authority announced Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count. Crowds burned the offices of the...

After courts martial dropped, cadets fight expulsions

Oct. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two years after what Air Force Academy leaders call a hazing incident on the school's swimming team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers after administrative expulsions followed the school dropping criminal charges. It was the first hazing case involving...

Correction: Trump-Perry story

Oct. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. A corrected version of the story is below: Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it...