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Bolivia's Evo Morales likely forced to presidential runoff

Oct. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales came out ahead in the first round of Bolivia's presidential election, but he appears to have failed to get enough votes to avoid the first runoff in his nearly 14 years in power. The preliminary results released late Sunday dealt a harsh blow to South America's...

Correction: Trump-Perry story

Oct. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. A corrected version of the story is below: Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it...

Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tightest presidential election

Oct. 19, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales faces the tightest election of his political career Sunday as he tries to extend his nearly 14 years in power. The 59-year-old leftist, who is seeking a fourth term, still appears to lead in polls. But some surveys say he's likely to fall short of a...

Brother of Honduran president convicted of drug conspiracy

Oct. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of the Honduran president was convicted Friday in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on "state sponsored drug trafficking" enabled by the Central American leader. Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, 41, a former Honduran congressman,...

Scholars reveal stories about 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

Oct. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At the beginning of the American Century, premature babies were literally a sideshow exhibit. Visitors would pay to walk through rows of tiny babies in incubators. Hospitals had little regard for "weaklings," as they were known, and desperate parents would flock to these fairs for a chance...

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been convicted in a drug conspiracy case in New York

Oct. 18, 2019 12:44 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been convicted in a drug conspiracy case in New York.

AP Explains: A look at Canada's election

Oct. 17, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough re-election battle against his Conservative Party rival, Andrew Scheer, in Canadian elections on Monday. Here's a guide to the election: ___ WHAT'S AT STAKE Trudeau's championing of diversity and gender equality and his refugee-friendly...

Ex-Mozambique finance minister fights extradition to US

Oct. 16, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang is challenging attempts to extradite him to the United States for a corruption trial related to a $2 billion debt scandal that rocked his country's economy. At his extradition hearing Wednesday in neighboring South Africa, Mozambique's...

Texas GOP speaker tape: Lawmaker 'vile,' Trump 'killing us'

Oct. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' GOP House speaker sought help ousting members of his own party in 2020, called a female lawmaker "vile" and said President Donald Trump is "killing us" in pivotal races in a secretly recorded meeting with a conservative activist released Tuesday. House Speaker Dennis Bonnen also...

Romanian president asks Ludovic Orban to form new government

Oct. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president on Tuesday nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister. Orban has 10 days from receiving President Klaus Iohannis' mandate to build support in the Romanian Parliament,...