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In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

Jun. 24, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival...

Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes elections

Jun. 24, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Polls opened for Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections Sunday, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power or curtail his political ambitions. Voters began gathering outside polling centers to cast their ballots in the elections that...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 24, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations

Jun. 24, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting his administration's business policies, particularly tax cuts, during a roundtable on tax reform in Las Vegas. The "USA Open for Business" event follows Trump's speech...

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 24, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to...

Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections

Jun. 24, 2018 1:04 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Polls open in Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections.

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Jun. 23, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race....

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care

Jun. 23, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred...

Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

Jun. 23, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider...