Government and politics

October 13, 2018 - 6:22 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Takhar province, said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009, file photo, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad, speaks to reporters at the United Nations headquarters. Taliban officials said on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2018, they held "general discussions" with Washington's special envoy Khalilzad, who is tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's protracted and increasingly bloody war. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 13, 2018 - 5:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban held talks with the U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's protracted and increasingly bloody war, a Taliban official said Saturday. In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the meeting with Zalmay Khalilzad...
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October 13, 2018 - 3:04 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 13 people including civilians and security forces have been killed in a bombing at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the...
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A body is removed after being discovered during the search of a housing structure in the aftermath of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 12, 2018 - 7:12 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. The death toll across the South stood at 14 including the victim...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question about the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after landing at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised to personally call Saudi...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A Southern California man has been arrested after authorities say he sent an email threatening to kill Feinstein, on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
October 12, 2018 - 4:54 pm
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to sending an email threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. City News Service says 47-year-old Craig Shaver of Lancaster entered the plea Friday to felony charges of attempted criminal threats and being a felon in...
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Pastor Andrew Brunson, center left, and his wife Norine Brunson arrive at Adnan Menderes airport for a flight to Germany after his release following his trial in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, in a move that is likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
October 12, 2018 - 2:52 pm
IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues...
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Pastor Andrew Brunson, center left, and his wife Norine Brunson arrive at Adnan Menderes airport for a flight to Germany after his release following his trial in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, in a move that is likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
October 12, 2018 - 2:36 pm
ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 12:35 a.m. The White House is welcoming Turkey's release of an American pastor and says "we look forward to his return home where he will be...
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October 12, 2018 - 12:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about immigrants in Arizona, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. A corrected version of the story is below: Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in the desert Smugglers in recent weeks...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 file photo shows Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, talking with Pope Francis after a Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Pope Francis has accepted Friday Oct. 12, 2108 the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File )
October 12, 2018 - 12:26 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington. But the pope's gentle words and lack of condemnation angered those who feel top Catholic leaders continue to shirk responsibility for...
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