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Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down

Oct. 21, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The governing populist party, which has repeatedly clashed with European Union institutions, was the top vote winner in local elections Sunday, according to an exit poll, but it was headed to lower support than it got in Poland's 2015 parliamentary elections. The Ispos survey said...

Yara Shahidi urges fight against 'identity blind narrative'

Oct. 20, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing regardless of...

Former Dutch PM Wim Kok dies at 80, haunted by Srebrenica

Oct. 20, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Kok, who died Saturday, "was a man to...

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

Oct. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday. R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state's Workers Welfare Board, said that many of the 60 killed and dozens injured when a...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...

Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care, drops others

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling...

Poland: Local races offer gauge of ruling party's support

Oct. 19, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Local elections on Sunday are expected to measure popular support for Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The voting for local offices — from city mayors to village councilors...

EU's Barnier says Irish border issue could lead to failure

Oct. 19, 2018 8:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Disagreements over the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland could prevent a Brexit deal from being reached, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. foreclose Speaking on France Inter radio, Barnier said a deal to keep goods flowing smoothly between EU member...

AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Oct. 18, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean...