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Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 23, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to...

The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

Jun. 23, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The "USA Open for Business" event follows Trump's speech...

Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

Jun. 23, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider...

Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ticket to victory in 2016. At a campaign rally in Conway, Pence told a crowd that McMaster's early...

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

Jun. 23, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the "cowardly act" will not disrupt next month's historic elections. Dramatic footage...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National...

Campaign promises galore in last day before Turkish election

Jun. 23, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey was awash in campaign promises Saturday as politicians pressed to get voters' attention in the last remaining hours before a ban began ahead of Sunday's critical presidential and parliamentary elections. Speaking at five different rallies in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

Jun. 23, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa, Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, said Saturday he is joining forces with the opposition to prevent Poland's right-wing ruling party from winning a string of upcoming elections. The 74-year-old Walesa spoke at a meeting of opposition parties and...

Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

Jun. 23, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up Congo's political landscape...