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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 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...

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...

Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama's book show

Nov. 18, 2018 1:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama's book show in Washington. The former first lady is currently touring the country promoting her memoir, "Becoming," and participated in a conversation Saturday night moderated by her longtime friend and...

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

Nov. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement Thursday in...

The Latest: Trump says 'no reason' to hear Khashoggi tape

Nov. 18, 2018 9:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says there's "no reason" for him to listen to an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee) at the Saudi Consulate in...

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...

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious...

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...

GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors' power

Nov. 17, 2018 11:40 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas. In Michigan, where the GOP has held the levers of power for nearly...

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The Latest: Trump says 'no reason' to hear Khashoggi tape

Nov. 18, 2018 9:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says there's "no reason" for him to listen to an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee) at the Saudi Consulate in...

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...

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...

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...

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

Nov. 18, 2018 4:07 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request. Larry Earvin died from blunt...

Yeboah's double-double helps Stony Brook beat Norfolk St.

Nov. 18, 2018 3:55 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Akwasi Yeboah had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Jaron Cornish scored 15 points to help Stony Brook beat Norfolk State 72-65 on Saturday night in a consolation game of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament's Springfield bracket. Elijah Olaniyi had 14 points and eight rebounds and...

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...

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

Nov. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement Thursday in...

2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover

Nov. 17, 2018 11:07 PM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane that had participated in a flyover for a museum event crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt....

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nov. 17, 2018 10:35 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern California community. Butte County Sheriff Kory...