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Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

Jan. 18, 2019 9:44 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey's statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term...

Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

Jan. 18, 2019 9:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military has held its annual Armed Forces Day parade as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government. Army Commander in Chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, who presided over Friday's ceremony, declined last October to...

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 9:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has...

Congress to probe report that Trump directed lawyer to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 election. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam...

Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results. But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for Congo's government to delay releasing final results, citing "serious doubts"...

The Latest: UN: 34 killed in Congo since vote results issued

Jan. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's disputed presidential election (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The U.N. human rights office says at least 34 people have been killed in Congo since disputed provisional election results were announced on Jan. 10. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani tells reporters in...

Could Dems' 2020 nominee be someone you've never heard of?

Jan. 18, 2019 8:44 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At 36, Pete Buttigieg is just over the minimum age required to be president of the United States. Outside South Bend, Indiana, the Rust Belt community where he's been mayor since age 29, few people know his name. Those who know it struggle to pronounce it. (It's BOO'-tah-juhj.) None...

North Carolina elections board let green card holder vote

Jan. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EST

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections. The News & Observer reports Hyo Suk George had lived legally in the country for nearly two decades before a town council member at church...

EU's commission vice-president to run for Slovak president

Jan. 18, 2019 7:37 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic says he is ready to run for the post of Slovakia's president in the forthcoming presidential election. The 52-year-old Sefcovic is considered one of the favorites in the March 16 vote for the largely ceremonial post. Sefcovic...

ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

Jan. 18, 2019 6:57 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister must remain in custody until judges issue a decision on a prosecution appeal against their unconditional release. Gbagbo and former youth...