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China security apparatus well honed to deal with protests

Dec. 01, 2022 20:52 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — When it comes to ensuring the security of their regime, China’s Communist Party rulers don't skimp. The extent of that lavish spending was put on display when the boldest street protests in decades broke out in Beijing and other cities, driven by anger over rigid...

Carter Center to monitor midterms in Georgia's Fulton County

Nov. 05, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trainers laid out the do’s and don’ts of being an election monitor on Saturday at the Carter Center in Atlanta: Do watch carefully and note things that are unusual and how poll workers handle them. Don't try to instruct or correct poll workers or otherwise intervene in how...

Lebanon-Israel deal a landmark but with limits, experts say

Nov. 03, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. mediators tried for more than a decade to broker a maritime border agreement between Lebanon and Israel. Finally, the elements fell into place for a landmark deal between two countries officially — and sometimes actively — at war since 1948. Russia’s war in...

Analysis: Year post-coup, cracks in Sudan's military junta

Oct. 23, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On his return home from the U.N. General Assembly this year, Sudan's top general descended an airplane stairway in the country's capital to a flurry of cameras. Waiting to greet Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan with a smile and handshake was his deputy and paramilitary leader...

Pence warns of 'unprincipled populists,' 'Putin apologists'

Oct. 19, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned against the growing populist tide in the Republican Party as he admonished “Putin apologists” unwilling to stand up to the Russian leader over his assault on Ukraine. Speaking at the conservative Heritage...

Analyst acquitted at trial over discredited Trump dossier

Oct. 18, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a think tank analyst accused of lying to the FBI about his role in the creation of a discredited dossier about former President Donald Trump. The case against Igor Danchenko was the third and possibly final case brought by Special...

Jury begins deliberations in trial of Trump dossier analyst

Oct. 17, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The prosecution of a think tank analyst who played a major role in the creation of a discredited dossier about former President Donald Trump flows from a special counsel investigation that was born of political retribution and assumed guilt from the start, defense lawyers...

Carter Center to monitor midterms in Georgia's Fulton County

Oct. 13, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Carter Center will provide nonpartisan observers to monitor midterm elections in Fulton County, Georgia, a Democratic bastion at the heart of metro Atlanta and at the core of former President Donald Trump’s false assertions that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. ...

'Desperation': Child care struggle worsens in rural U.S.

Oct. 12, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A shortage of child care in the U.S. has become so acute that it’s reaching far into rural communities, including one northwestern Oregon county where future embryos are in line for a spot at Amy Atkinson’s nursery and preschool. “We have children that...

Conservative PACs inject millions into local school races

Oct. 11, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress this fall, a growing number of conservative political action groups are targeting their efforts closer to home: at local school boards. Their aim is to gain control of more school systems and push back against what they see...