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Mulvaney's missteps draw scrutiny from Trump allies

Oct. 20, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney is struggling with the job of defending his boss, the president. President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff went on "Fox News Sunday" to speak up for Trump — and ended up raising more eyebrows. Explaining why Trump had tried to steer an international summit to one...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

Oct. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — While President Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group. They aren't...

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

Oct. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career. The 59-year-old leftist, who cast his vote shortly after polls opened, was favored to win the first...

Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-right

Oct. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi appealed Sunday to disillusioned members of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's party to join forces — but received a quick rebuke. Renzi made his appeal the day after Berlusconi and his much-weakened Forza Italia party appeared marginalized at a...

North Macedonia leaders agree on April 12 election date

Oct. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's political leaders agreed Sunday that an early election will be held next year, following the European Union's decision not to begin membership talks. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said late Sunday after a meeting with President Stevo Pendarovski that the leaders...

Donald Trump Jr.: provocateur, master preacher for father

Oct. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

Ex-Baltimore mayor D'Alesandro, Pelosi's brother, dies at 90

Oct. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi says in a statement that she and her family...

Correction: Trump-Perry story

Oct. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. A corrected version of the story is below: Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...