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Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

Nov. 16, 2018 8:10 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel...

Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute

Nov. 16, 2018 2:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman is currently presiding over a trial in New York to determine if Commerce...

More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay

Nov. 15, 2018 6:55 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — More buses of exhausted people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers reached the U.S. border Thursday as the city of Tijuana converted a municipal gymnasium into a temporary shelter and the migrants came to grips with the reality that they will be on the Mexican side of the...

Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful

Nov. 14, 2018 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. It was the first time EPA weighed in on newer, supposedly safer...

Democrat Sinema wins Arizona Senate seat running as centrist

Nov. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EST

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate seat in the...

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

Nov. 12, 2018 10:37 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner's...

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

Nov. 12, 2018 11:36 AM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — More women and girls in poor countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning, according to a report released Monday. The number of women and girls using contraceptives in 69 of the world's poorest countries surpassed 317...

AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority

Nov. 9, 2018 8:20 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret location for her protection — has drawn attention to the plight of the country's Christians. The minority, among...

Hungary sends out questionnaires on range of family policies

Nov. 8, 2018 11:12 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government is mailing out forms that ask voters 10 questions about family policies. The first question asks if they agree that Hungary should address its population decline by increasing support for families instead of through immigration. Other topics on the...

VoteCast: How AP's survey of the US electorate was conducted

Nov. 7, 2018 8:16 PM EST

AP VoteCast is a survey of the American electorate conducted in all 50 states by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press and Fox News . The survey of 138,929 registered voters was conducted Oct. 29 to Nov. 6, concluding as polls closed on Election Day. AP VoteCast combines interviews with a...