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Trump consoles Californians suffering from twin tragedies

Nov. 18, 2018 4:51 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all-but-destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college...

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

Nov. 18, 2018 4:59 AM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaster that has killed at least 76 and leveled a town. Even as...

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

Nov. 18, 2018 4:01 AM EST

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled...

Trump says report on Khashoggi death expected in coming days

Nov. 18, 2018 9:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upcoming administration report about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may put President Donald Trump in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East. "We'll be having...

UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

Nov. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union...

House win part of major realignment in Southern California

Nov. 18, 2018 2:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican...

1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

Nov. 18, 2018 8:08 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

Nov. 18, 2018 5:43 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her. "All of a sudden, I found myself spinning into the air with fire trailing from my school uniform after...

Pope decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all

Nov. 18, 2018 8:56 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that "the wealthy few" enjoy what, "in justice, belongs to all" and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor...

AP PHOTOS: Sights of Rome include monumental eyesores

Nov. 18, 2018 3:08 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side-by-side with the Italian capital's glories, including the Colosseum. Associated Press photographers recently trained their cameras on some of the eyesores. With City Hall administrations often mired in scandal, Romans over the last few...

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Georgia makes election results final by certifying votes

Nov. 18, 2018 9:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has certified its Nov. 6 election results, finally ending the contentious race for governor. Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden said late Saturday the results are certified and can be viewed on the agency's website . Democrat Stacey Abrams came within about 60,000 votes of...

The Latest: Macron addresses Germany's parliament

Nov. 18, 2018 9:38 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the French president's visit to Germany (all times local): 3:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has called for Europe to take more responsibility for its defense and security and for France and Germany to play a leading role together. Macron made the remarks...

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside home

Nov. 18, 2018 9:29 AM EST

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Hundreds of Basra residents mourned a Muslim cleric on Sunday who police said was killed outside his home after he suggested that protesters should take up arms over poor public services in the city. Wissam al-Ghrawi was a prominent figure in demonstrations demanding clean water and...

The Latest: APEC leaders fail to agree on final communique

Nov. 18, 2018 9:19 AM EST

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea were unable to agree on a final...

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

Nov. 18, 2018 9:18 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both limping in the polls, are looking for common approaches to U.S. President Donald Trump and fixing the flaws in the euro currency. The two need a little mutual support right now given their respective...

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

Nov. 18, 2018 9:17 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings from the...

UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

Nov. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union...

The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote 'not for today'

Nov. 18, 2018 9:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says another referendum on Britain and the European Union is "an option for the future" — but not today. The Labour Party leader also panned British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed...

Interpol meets to select new president after China's arrest

Nov. 18, 2018 8:56 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police chiefs from around the world gathered in Dubai on Sunday for Interpol's general assembly to select a new president after the agency's former official in the post was detained in China. Meng Hongwei— who was China's vice minister of public security while also...

Pope decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all

Nov. 18, 2018 8:56 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that "the wealthy few" enjoy what, "in justice, belongs to all" and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor...