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Taliban kill 24 at Afghan president's rally; Ghani unhurt

Sep. 17, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an...

The Latest: Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, in Kabul

Sep. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. Zabihullah...

Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu

Sep. 17, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. Netanyahu, the longest serving leader in Israeli history, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in...

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. "Corruption...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 17, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes...

Governors struggle under new rules in 2020 presidential race

Sep. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

As his 10 top competitors were in Houston prepping for a big night on national television last week, Democratic presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) north in a suburban Des Moines brewpub. The governor wasn't drowning his sorrows over failing to qualify for the...

Trump vows to win most-Hispanic state in 2020 at rally

Sep. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to bolster his re-election chances Monday with a political rally in the border state of New Mexico, appealing directly to Hispanic voters with a message of economic prosperity, while doubling down on his hard-line border enforcement stance. Trump...

The Latest: Trump pitches economic argument in New Mexico

Sep. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in New Mexico (all times local): 9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal to New Mexico voters, assuring them at a rally Monday night near Albuquerque that his energy policies have made the state wealthier. Trump warned...

The Latest: Trump cites oil boom, Hispanic job numbers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he can win New Mexico and boasted that an oil and gas boom has helped to grow the state's revenues. During a rally Monday night in New Mexico, the president asked...

Classic campaign event draws Democrats to South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020. On Monday, Joe...