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The Latest: Turkey slams EU over calls for arms ban

Oct. 14, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry says it "condemns and rejects" a call by the European Union for member states to stop selling arms to Turkey over its offensive against Syrian Kurdish militias in northern Syria. In a...

13 police killed by gunmen in Mexican state of Michoacan

Oct. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say at least 13 police officers have been killed and three others injured in an attack in the western state of Michoacan, where violence attributed to organized crime groups has increased in recent months. The Michoacan security department said in a statement the state police...

Joe Biden's son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Oct. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his...

The Latest: Morawiecki likely to stay Polish prime minister

Oct. 14, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's election (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Officials from Poland's ruling party say Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is a "natural" to stay on as head of government after the party's second consecutive election victory. Government spokesman Piotr Mueller said Monday...

Michigan ends pension contract over investor's comments

Oct. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan's retirement systems have ended a contract with an investment company that managed more than $600 million in pension funds after the CEO made "completely unacceptable" comments at a conference. The Michigan Department of Treasury's Bureau of Investments fired...

Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has not been arrested or fired. The Fort Worth Police Department said officers...

Wyoming lawmakers reject highway funding plan

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A state legislative panel has rejected the idea of creating a task force to look into potential, long-term funding solutions for Wyoming's highway system. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation voted 8-5 Friday against the idea with...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

The Latest: Juggling marriage, kids and Nobel-winning work

Oct. 14, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Nobel Economics Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they're just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have two children...

Ecuador starts cleanup after deal to end indigenous protests

Oct. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a massive cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for days, leaving piles of burning tires, trees and construction material. The cleanup began hours after...