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Timeline of political events leading up to Maldives election

Sep. 21, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives on Sunday holds its third-ever multiparty presidential election, as political tumult continues a decade after democracy was introduced to the Indian Ocean archipelago. Here are some key moments in the Maldives' recent political history: ___ 2008 January: A Boy Scout foils...

Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

Sep. 21, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. Texas-based Southwest Key demonstrated an "astonishingly flippant attitude" toward the state's concerns about...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 21, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Guatemalans marched to protest President Jimmy Morales' ending the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft...

A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

Sep. 20, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens. Imagine North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolling through South Korea's ultra-modern capital in an armored...

The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long

Sep. 20, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the delay over his Supreme Court nominee following a sexual assault allegation has lasted long enough. Trump...

Arkansas justices face ethics charges over judge's case

Sep. 20, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel filed ethics charges Thursday against six Arkansas Supreme Court justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from handling any execution-related cases. A Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission...

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated

Sep. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports' most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as "treachery" by the lawyer for the man who...

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

Sep. 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Thousands marched Thursday to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft probes targeting dozens of powerful Guatemalans, including one involving Morales. Students, farmers, clerics, academics...

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Sep. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year, arguing they...

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

Sep. 20, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes. The distance makes it hard to recognize the faces of the...