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Ex-Macron aide shows off with gun amid president's campaign

Sep. 25, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French investigative website has published photos of a former security aide of President Emmanuel Macron posing with a gun in a fun photo with a waitress during a campaign stop weeks ahead of the May 2017 election — without any known authorization to be armed. Alexandre Benalla, 27,...

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate...

Biden postpones Georgia trip for Abrams

Sep. 24, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting off a campaign trip on behalf of Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Biden had planned to come Thursday to Georgia, but the Abrams campaign and Biden's office say he will reschedule for October during the closing stretch of...

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

Sep. 24, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence. Meanwhile former vice president Joe Biden has postponed a stop with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams set for Sept. 27 because of...

Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate

Sep. 24, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday. Speaking in the Maldives' native language, Dhivehi, Yameen congratulated Solih and...

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

Sep. 24, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Booker has secured the...

The Latest: Maldives' president concedes election loss

Sep. 24, 2018 4:08 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives presidential election (all times local): 1 p.m. The Maldives' strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday's election to his challenger. Gayoom said at a news conference televised live from the capital, Male: "I know I have to step...

Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

Sep. 24, 2018 3:52 AM EDT
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

Maldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition's Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning presidential vote

Sep. 24, 2018 1:48 AM EDT
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition's Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning presidential vote.

Maldives' opposition presidential candidate claims victory

Sep. 23, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives' contentious presidential election, which was widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. The win was unexpected, and Solih's supporters flooded the streets, hugging one...