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President Donald Trump gets heat for urging Ukraine probe

Sep. 21, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Sep. 21, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus. A dozen years later, a new generation of Democratic White House hopefuls are looking to pull off a repeat performance to turbocharge...

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Sep. 20, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil...

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Sep. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the...

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. The bus from of Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and ramming the rail's vertical posts into the...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...

Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

Sep. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of Friday's climate protests. But the 16-year-old who sparked the global movement said she was underwhelmed by the United States government's approach to climate change. Thunberg spoke with The Associated...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal

Sep. 21, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. WADA reinstated Russia's...

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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sep. 21, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes firefighters dousing the embers of a forest fire in Indonesia; protesters in...

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

Sep. 21, 2019 3:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators have marched through an outlying district of Hong Kong in another weekend of protest aimed at the Chinese territory's government. Several thousand people, many dressed in black, marched Saturday through Tuen Mun on the Chinese territory's west side. Some chanted "Reclaim Hong...

Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of people have protested in Egypt's capital, Cairo, to call for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The short-lived, rare protest began Friday night near Tahir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The protesters were...

President Donald Trump gets heat for urging Ukraine probe

Sep. 21, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive...

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Sep. 21, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said. Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote...

AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal

Sep. 21, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. WADA reinstated Russia's...

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians in south

Sep. 21, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Saturday that five other people were wounded when the blast struck the vehicle Friday afternoon in Spin Boldak...

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

Sep. 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited...

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Sep. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...