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Raines recalls Montreal, roots for Nats; others, maybe not

Oct. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Raines started wearing the tricolor cap as a teen and proudly sported the Montreal Expos logo for years, all the way onto his Hall of Fame plaque. So no wonder who he'll cheer for when his old team — albeit now in Washington — plays in its first World Series, a...

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters flood streets

Oct. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters of all ages flooded major cities and towns nationwide Sunday demanding an end to corruption and the rule of the country's political elite. Each hour brought hundreds more people to the streets for the largest anti-government protests yet in four...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

Indonesia's popular president sworn in for 2nd term

Oct. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

Oct. 19, 2019 10:47 PM 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...

Lebanon's Nasrallah says he's against government resignation

Oct. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's influential Hezbollah leader said Saturday he is against the government's resignation as nationwide protests gained momentum on their third day, calling for the removal of the country's political elite. Hassan Nasrallah said the current unity government should instead bring "a new...

The Latest: Lebanon party pulls out of embattled government

Oct. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Lebanon (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A Lebanese Christian leader has asked his four ministers in the Cabinet to resign amid nationwide protests against the country's political elite. Samir Geagea, who heads the right-wing Lebanese Forces party, said...

Finance officials pledge to combat global economic slowdown

Oct. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials wrapped up their fall meetings on Saturday with a pledge to "employ all appropriate tools" to combat the weakest global growth in a decade, but there was little evidence of progress in easing trade tensions, a major source of the slowdown. The policy-setting...

Colorado votes on tax regime embraced by conservatives

Oct. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democrats who control Colorado's Statehouse are asking voters in November to dismantle part of a state tax regime that for decades has served as a model for fiscal conservatives nationwide. Coloradans will decide if the state can permanently keep tax revenue that otherwise would be refunded...

Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tightest presidential election

Oct. 19, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales faces the tightest election of his political career Sunday as he tries to extend his nearly 14 years in power. The 59-year-old leftist, who is seeking a fourth term, still appears to lead in polls. But some surveys say he's likely to fall short of a...