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Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

Dec. 12, 2018 1:35 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net...

Today in History

Dec. 11, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2018. There are 20 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17's lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar...

Democratic 2020 campaign revving up quickly

Dec. 7, 2018 12:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full...

US re-establishes 'permanent diplomatic presence' in Somalia

Dec. 5, 2018 4:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States says it has re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence" in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The State Department late Tuesday said "this historic event reflects Somalia's progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic...

US re-establishes 'permanent diplomatic presence' in Somalia

Dec. 4, 2018 4:52 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States says it has re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence" in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The State Department on Tuesday says "this historic event reflects Somalia's progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic...

Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Nov. 30, 2018 7:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story. This heart-versus-head balancing...

Today in History

Nov. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1945, 22 former Nazi officials went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. (Almost a year later, the International Military Tribune...

Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

Nov. 19, 2018 1:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire's ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation's first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. Democrats on the ground expect a rush of presidential announcements soon after New...

Dem struggle over Pelosi bid, with no end game in sight

Nov. 16, 2018 10:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified Friday as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday, an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a...

Pelosi claims 'overwhelming support' for 2nd act as speaker

Nov. 15, 2018 8:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers trying to oust Nancy Pelosi started rallying behind a possible contender Thursday, but the House Democratic leader gained key endorsements and said she has "overwhelming support" to become the next speaker. Pelosi picked up backing from Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights...