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UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter deception in debate

Nov. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn....

The Latest: Was there a quid pro quo? Envoy says ‘yes’

Nov. 20, 2019 9:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Was there a “quid pro quo?” The ambassador entangled in an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is telling House lawmakers: “Yes.” Gordon Sondland is...

Thai court removes pro-democracy politician from Parliament

Nov. 20, 2019 9:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that a popular pro-democracy opposition leader violated election laws and cannot keep his seat in Parliament. The court said Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the 40-year-old head of the new Future Forward Party, violated a regulation barring...

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

Nov. 20, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” children’s books to enrich herself,...

Israel heads toward unprecedented 3rd election within a year

Nov. 20, 2019 9:15 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli kingmaker politician Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, blaming both the contenders engaged in a tense standoff that has paralyzed Israeli politics and pushing the country toward a likely third election in less than a year....

AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Facts missing from American democracy

Nov. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time when many Americans say they're struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that facts underlie some of the basic mechanisms of democracy in the United States — from political campaigns to voting choices to the policy decisions...

Former sheriff pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Virginia has pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges. News outlets report former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe entered the plea Tuesday in federal court. He and codefendant Gerard Boyle are accused of engaging in a quid pro quo relationship for 12 years. Boyle...

Sri Lankan PM to step down, clearing way for new president

Nov. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Wednesday he will step down, clearing the way for Parliament to choose a prime minister to work with newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe said he will submit his resignation to the president on Thursday....

7 key questions heading into the 2020 Democratic debate

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the...

The Latest: Israeli kingmaker won’t endorse a PM candidate

Nov. 20, 2019 6:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli politics (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman has refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, practically pushing the nation toward a new, third election this year. Lieberman’s comments on Wednesday were widely anticipated as...