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US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

May. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press." The statement came Wednesday after World leaders...

'Call me,' Trump tells Iran as tensions flare

May. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a message for Iran's leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program: "Call me." The softer line marks a clear shift, at least rhetorically, from the administration's tough approach to Iran, which has included moving some of America's most...

The Latest: Trump says threats led to carrier deployment

May. 9, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the crisis surrounding Iran's decision to step away from the embattled nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier group to the Persian Gulf because the Iranians "were threatening," telling reporters...

Key moments surrounding Iran's now-threatened nuclear deal

May. 8, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

Iran threatened Wednesday to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. The announcement came a year after President Donald Trump...

Today in History

May. 3, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2019. There are 242 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "Gone with the Wind." On this date: In 1469, political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence,...

Q&A: Theron, Rogen on the comedy of politics, and vice versa

May. 2, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Seth Rogen made a movie set in the political world, it went a little rocky. "The Interview," which Rogen starred in, co-directed and produced, prompted the ire of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, led to one of the most damaging corporate hacks in American history and brought...

Sen. Markey raises more than $950,000 during first quarter

Apr. 16, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $950,000 during the first three months of the year, bringing his campaign war chest to more than $3.5 million as he ramps up his fundraising ahead of the 2020 election. Nearly 75 percent of Markey's contributions during the first quarter of 2019 came...

Correction: Election 2020-Bill Weld story

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story April 15 about former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Sen. Jesse Helms represented South Carolina. He represented North Carolina. A corrected version of the story is below: Weld says he is seeking GOP nomination for president...

Australia PM: Islamic State orphans face hurdles to return

Apr. 16, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Tuesday that hurdles remain to repatriating three orphaned Australian children of a convicted terrorist from a Syrian refugee camp and that national security interests must come first. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia was working with...

Assange, Ecuador had relationship akin to a testy telenovela

Apr. 11, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Ecuadorians who granted him asylum had the ups and downs of a telenovela. Once close allies, the silver-haired Australian and leaders of the South American nation grew increasingly embittered as feuds emerged over...