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Schuette: Victim account of Nassar charges 'speaks volumes'

Sep. 24, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette says Democrat Gretchen Whitmer shouldn't be governor because she's lying about her handling of the investigation of sexual abuser Larry Nassar. Schuette, Michigan's attorney general, pressed his case Monday — two days after the first woman to...

UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote

Sep. 24, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition party took a step at its annual conference toward backing a new referendum on Brexit — but stopped short of saying the vote should include an option not to leave the European Union at all. Delegates at the Labour Party conference in the northwestern English...

Ex-GOP opponent endorses Blackburn in Tennessee Senate bid

Sep. 24, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's former GOP opponent for Senate has endorsed her, a change from February when he left the race and urged Republican Sen. Bob Corker to reconsider retiring from the seat that Blackburn is seeking. In a Blackburn campaign news release Monday,...

Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

Sep. 24, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of judicial stand-ins representing West Virginia's Supreme Court was hearing challenges Monday to GOP Gov. Jim Justice's appointments of two Republican politicians to replace two departed justices. Democrats have called the impeachments that imploded the state's highest...

Town to vote on keeping fund for affordable housing projects

Sep. 24, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town will hold a special vote on Election Day to keep a fund for affordable housing projects. Norwich officials have been trying to get an affordable housing project off the ground for more than a decade. Vermont Public Radio reports the town set up a special fund to support...

Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate

Sep. 24, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday. Speaking in the Maldives' native language, Dhivehi, Yameen congratulated Solih and...

Thai junta leader interested in staying in politics

Sep. 24, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's military government declared Monday he is "interested" in participating in politics, in a new indication he may seek to remain in office after elections scheduled for early next year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's remarks did not clarify whether he is considering...

Moldovan court suspends president in political standoff

Sep. 24, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for refusing to endorse new ministers in a political standoff. Monday's ruling to suspend President Igor Dodon's powers came after he said he wouldn't approve candidates for...

Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid storm

Sep. 24, 2018 8:04 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the president-elect of the Maldives, spent his youth marching in the streets for democracy. He was elected to Parliament at age 32 as an independent candidate, helping to draw up a new constitution. But unlike other reformers of his generation, Solih was...

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

Sep. 24, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Booker has secured the...