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Louisiana Senate race could involve rare three-person runoff

Oct. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state Senate race appears headed to a rare, three-person runoff election, because the secretary of state's office says two Republican contenders tied for second place. State Reps. Steve Carter and Franklin Foil were among five candidates for the Baton Rouge-based Senate...

The Latest: Riot police charge Barcelona airport protesters

Oct. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the Catalonia...

Democratic Rep. Pocan says impeachment vote coming soon

Oct. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he expects the House to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the calendar year. Pocan said Monday he believes Trump has committed an impeachable offense, but he can't commit on whether he would vote to impeach...

Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged

Oct. 14, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has not been arrested or fired. The Fort Worth Police Department said officers...

The Latest: Married Nobel winners recount wake-up call

Oct. 14, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they weren't quite sure how to react when the married couple's Nobel Economics Prize wake-up call came. Duflo says that when the phone rang early Monday, she answered and was told...

Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

Oct. 14, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash with an American diplomat's wife took their case directly to U.S. audiences Monday, holding a New York news conference at which they urged the woman to return to Britain. The parents of Harry Dunn have reached out to U.S. politicians...

The Latest: Slain woman's family wants outside investigation

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside a home in Fort Worth (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Family members of a black Texas woman who was shot to death inside her home by a white police officer are calling for an independent investigation of her killing as...

The Latest: Turkey tells UN it's acting in self-defense

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Turkey is telling the U.N. Security Council that its military offensive into northeast Syria was launched in exercise of its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to the council circulated...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament but lost control of the Senate, according to results reported Monday. When exit polls were released after voting ended...

Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protests

Oct. 14, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. While Port-au-Prince remained relatively quiet, demonstrations in...