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Canada's Trudeau appears set to win 2nd term

Oct. 22, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared set to win a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that cast doubt on his judgment and tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal...

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Justice Kagan: High court must avoid partisan perceptions

Oct. 21, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Associate Justice Elena Kagan said Monday that it "behooves" the U.S. Supreme Court to realize in these polarized times that there's a danger of the public seeing it as just a political institution — and to strive to counter that perception. Speaking at the University of...

Pence spars with Biden over administration's trade record

Oct. 21, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

DURYEA, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence headed to the presidential battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday to tout a pending trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, and in the process sparred with Joe Biden over the Trump administration's record on trade. Pence visited a high-tech glass maker near...

Beshear stresses health care, defends Medicaid expansion

Oct. 21, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky's Medicaid expansion, warning Monday that health care policy is at stake when voters choose between him and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. After touring an addiction treatment center, Beshear said increasing Medicaid rolls...

US attorney for southern Ohio stepping down

Oct. 21, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for southern Ohio has resigned effective Nov. 1, his office announced Monday. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati is stepping aside for President Donald Trump's pick, veteran prosecutor David DeVillers. DeVillers was formerly an assistant Franklin...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.K. court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on espionage charges, and he lost a bid to delay proceedings so that his legal team would have more time to prepare his case. Assange defiantly raised a fist to supporters who jammed the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal

Oct. 21, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization." It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican...

Donald Trump Jr.: A potent voice for father's campaign

Oct. 21, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

Widodo begins 2nd term pledging to make Indonesia developed

Oct. 20, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with pledges to champion democracy and take bolder actions against poverty and entrenched corruption in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. Known for his down-to-earth style,...