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Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

Nov. 17, 2018 11:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state's new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for "gross mismanagement" of an election that she acknowledged she did not win. "I certainly appreciate...

Free speech threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks' Assange

Nov. 16, 2018 4:37 PM EST

In a divided Washington, few causes have as much bipartisan support as prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Many Democrats seethed when the radical transparency activist humiliated Hillary Clinton by publishing the content of her campaign chairman's inbox. Most Republicans haven't forgiven Assange for...

Turkish police detain 13 academics, activists in raids

Nov. 16, 2018 11:29 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police have detained 13 academics, activists and journalists over links to a jailed businessman and human rights defender, and allegations that they sought to topple the government by supporting mass protests during 2013, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Friday. Anadolu...

Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing past

Nov. 16, 2018 11:17 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication. One of the newspaper's reporters said a day earlier that the...

Correction: Media-CNN vs Trump story

Nov. 15, 2018 2:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the AP and other news organizations had filed an amicus brief in support of CNN on Wednesday. The amicus brief has not been filed yet. A corrected version of the story...

The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry 'awkward'

Nov. 15, 2018 5:46 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE'-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving...

Publisher: NYT reporters work on book about Brett Kavanaugh

Nov. 14, 2018 8:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two journalists who helped cover the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh are working on a book about the newest Supreme Court justice. Portfolio says Wednesday that it has a deal with New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin for "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh." The...

The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths

Nov. 14, 2018 7:14 AM EST

ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — The United States has waged a drone war in Yemen for 16 years, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch here. But the campaign has had a hidden cost: civilians cut down by the drones' missiles. There is no comprehensive count of civilian deaths because of the difficulty of confirming...

Photographer: Nazi salute image not meant to be offensive

Nov. 13, 2018 5:46 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parent who took a photo of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse said Tuesday he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed to prom and never anticipated the image would draw widespread...

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

Nov. 13, 2018 5:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN took its access battle against the Trump administration to court on Tuesday, demanding the reinstatement of correspondent Jim Acosta's White House credentials because their revocation violates the right of freedom of the press. Besides seeking an injunction to let Acosta return...