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The Latest: Aid group says 62 die fleeing IS fighting

Feb. 18, 2019 11:12 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The International Rescue Committee says more than 60 people have died in recent weeks after making their way out of the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Spokesman Paul Donohoe says exhaustion and...

Plaque honoring civil rights icon stolen from Topeka bridge

Feb. 18, 2019 6:25 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say a plaque honoring a civil rights icon has been stolen from a Topeka bridge. Police say the plaque was taken from a bridge named for Ken Marshall, the first black person elected to the Kansas Legislature from Topeka. The report was received Saturday but it's unclear...

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

Feb. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EST

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The collection of tents was largely silent on a sunny winter Monday afternoon. Few people were visible, but the few out and about were calm: Two men in long robes and pants walked slowly together through the grass, a woman leisurely came out of her tent to look around, a man on a...

Syrian opposition activists say twin bomb blasts in northwestern city of Idlib have killed at least 10 people

Feb. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EST
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say twin bomb blasts in northwestern city of Idlib have killed at least 10 people.

DC's many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

Feb. 18, 2019 7:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. A group of 50 people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That's why Washington activists have to get creative. There's an ethos of performative...

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

Feb. 17, 2019 9:10 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade...

Kansas GOP picks Kansas City-area attorney as new chairman

Feb. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican activists in Kansas have named a Kansas City-area attorney as the party's new state chairman. Michael Kuckelman of Overland Park faced no opposition and was elected to a two-year term by the GOP State Committee in a meeting Saturday. Kuckelman replaces Kelly Arnold, who had...

The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people

Feb. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump's divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of...

Amazon decision a win for Democrats' rising left wing

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. Proposing "economic transformation" to combat climate change. Gleefully...

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

Feb. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based...