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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

Mourners carry coffins during a funeral of military cadets in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Health officials said the death toll from the airstrike climbed to at least 30 people, most of them students and over 30 others were wounded. The airstrike took place in the city's south late Saturday, an area which has seen heavy clashes in recent months. Forces based in eastern Libya and led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter have been fighting to seize the capital from the weak but U.N.-supported government. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)

EU officials push for bloc to enforce Libya arms embargo

Feb. 14, 2020 8:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European Union officials are seeking support from member states to have naval ships enforce the U.N. arms embargo against Libya, according to a confidential memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The proposal from the EU's diplomatic service, dated Feb. 12, suggests the bloc's largely...

Geoconda Arguello-Kline, right, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Union, speaks at a news conference to announce the union's decision to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses and not endorse a candidate, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nevada's Culinary Union will not endorse in Democratic race

Feb. 13, 2020 10:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has decided to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses, denying candidates who aggressively courted the group from getting a major leg up in the upcoming contest. The casino workers’ Culinary Union,...

FILE - In this Friday June 9, 2017 file photo, students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Feb. 13, 2020 9:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, voters head to the polls at the Enterprise Library in Las Vegas. Nevada's Democratic Party has announced new paper-based balloting for its early vote starting Saturday as it scrambles to reconfigure plans and avoid tech problems and reporting delays that mired Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses. The party dumped its original plan to have people cast early caucus votes with an app downloaded on iPads. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz)

Nevada union might not endorse, but it isn't staying quiet

Feb. 12, 2020 9:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most politically powerful union, the casino workers' Culinary Union, is so far staying quiet on whether it will endorse a candidate as the Democratic presidential race swings west, but Joe Biden isn't counting on the labor group's help. The former vice president's campaign told...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, photo, garment factory workers walk out at the end of their work shift close to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The European Union on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, announced its intention to punish Cambodia with sanctions for what it sees as human rights and trade union violations, saying it wants to withdraw key tariff preferences that amount to about one-fifth of the billion euros ($1.1 billion) the Asian nation exports to the bloc each year. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

EU plans trade sanctions against Cambodia over rights record

Feb. 12, 2020 11:23 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has declared its intention to slap sanctions on Cambodia over what it considers to be the country's human rights and trade union violations. The EU's executive Commission said Wednesday that it has decided to withdraw key tariff preferences that amount to about one-fifth...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, talks to to European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a debate on a proposed mandate for negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, Feb.11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

EU parliament backs negotiator in Brexit trade talks

Feb. 12, 2020 7:40 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers threw their weight Wednesday behind the negotiating package the 27-nation bloc's chief negotiator wants to use during upcoming trade talks with former EU member Britain. The European Parliament adopted a text embracing the key positions of negotiator Michel Barnier...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Latest: Top Nevada union warns about Sanders, Warren

Feb. 12, 2020 12:19 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Wednesday Nevada's most influential union is sending a warning over the heath care stances of the two most progressive Democratic contenders, including the current...

in this Jan. 1, 2020, photo, a protester shows a five demands gesture as Hong Kong people participate in their annual pro-democracy march to insist their five demands be matched by the government in Hong Kong. The city's often-tumultuous street protests had already slowed in the past two months. Now they have ground to an almost complete halt as attention focuses on how to avoid a recurrence of the SARS pandemic, which killed about 300 people in Hong Kong in 2002-03. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Virus puts Hong Kong protests on ice. Will they return?

Feb. 11, 2020 8:52 PM EST

The crowd lining up recently on a cold, dark Hong Kong street wasn't part of the anti-government protest movement that rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for months. Their demand: surgical masks, now in short supply as fears grow over a new virus that has claimed more than 1,000 lives across the border...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, teachers, parents and students picket outside Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Little Rock's schools shut down for two days starting Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, after hundreds of staff members called in sick, though the local teachers' union hinted the absences are tied to ongoing complaints about the state's control of the district. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo, File)

Little Rock schools close for 2 days over teacher sick calls

Feb. 10, 2020 5:52 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's schools shut down for two days starting Monday after hundreds of staff members called in sick, though the local teachers' union hinted that the absences are tied to ongoing complaints about the state's control of the district. The Little Rock School District announced...