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Local vote in Poland tests support for ruling nationalists

Oct. 21, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters are casting ballots in local elections that are the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The election Sunday is for offices from city mayors to...

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Oct. 21, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions are escalating in Ukraine as it prepares to establish a full-fledged Orthodox church of its own. The planned religious rupture from the Russian Orthodox Church is a potent — possibly explosive — mix of politics, religious faith and national identity. The imminent...

Trump says he needs to learn more on slain Saudi writer

Oct. 21, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Donald Trump says he needs to learn more about the killing of a Saudi journalist and will be working with Congress on the U.S. response. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, he said he will be talking to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman soon. Saudi...

Andrade wins WBO middleweight title with unanimous decision

Oct. 21, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Demetrius Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia on Saturday night. Andrade (26-0, 16 knockouts) dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first four rounds, once in the first and third, and twice...

American Nathan Chen wins Skate America men's title

Oct. 21, 2018 1:46 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nathan Chen ran away with the Skate America men's title Saturday. Skating to "Land of All" by Woodkid, the young American star had a clean and polished routine from the start, from his triple loop through the triple lutz. Chen earned a standing ovation from the crowd after his free...

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

Oct. 21, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union. He says Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S....

Saudi Khashoggi saw Turkey as base for a new Middle East

Oct. 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there. For Khashoggi, a history lover, the growing Arabic community and Turkey's power...

Tournament host Sergio Garcia leads at Valderrama

Oct. 20, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday to take a four-shot lead in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, the rain-shortened event hosted by the Spanish star's foundation. The tournament winner last year and in 2011, Garcia had a 10-under 132 total at Valderrama Golf Club. "Every...

Texas could be Ferrari's last stand in 2018

Oct. 20, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session. A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver...

The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Oct. 20, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the...