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AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates'...

Progressives say Seoul caved in denying asylum to Yemenis

Oct. 18, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean progressives accused the government of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage. Justice Party spokesman Choi Seok...

Brazil front-runner accused of illegal campaign practices

Oct. 18, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian presidential candidate on Thursday accused his far-right adversary of illegal campaign practices for allegedly allowing friendly businessmen to secretly pay to spread slanderous messages. The accusations by left-leaning Fernando Haddad follow a report published by the newspaper...

Guatemala lawmakers lower penalty for illicit campaign money

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that dramatically reduces prison sentences for electoral financing crimes, acting as President Jimmy Morales is under suspicion of receiving illicit campaign funds. The measure sailed through on a 93-18 vote on a day when many...

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to...

US stocks typically ride midterm elections to solid gains

Oct. 18, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

Regardless of how midterm elections turn out, Wall Street usually ends up a big winner. The S&P 500, the stock market's benchmark index, has climbed in the 12 months after each of the midterm elections going back to 1946. That's 18 elections, many of which ended up shuffling the balance of power in Congress....

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 18, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MAN LINKED TO SAUDI PRINCE AT CONSULATE WHEN WRITER VANISHED A man who previously traveled with Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the U.S. entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal...

Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

Oct. 18, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly...

Brexit uncertainty set to hobble UK economy through winter

Oct. 18, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain triggered the two-year timetable to leave the European Union, October's summit of EU leaders was supposed to be the moment a...