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Kandahar Gov. Zalmay Wesa, left, stands with the head of NATO troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, center, and a translator, during a meeting, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The three top officials in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were killed, including Wesa, when their own guards opened fire on them at the security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said. A Taliban spokesman said the target was Miller, who escaped without injury, according to NATO. (AP Photo)
October 18, 2018 - 4:33 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting to lay out security plans for Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun Thursday on the departing delegation in an attack that killed the powerful Kandahar police chief but missed the...
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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, takes part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)
October 18, 2018 - 2:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke is getting to make his case for ousting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz during a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN. The event Thursday night comes two days after the El Paso congressman scrapped his usual optimistic, bipartisan message and...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the deadly shooting and bomb attack by a teenager in Crimea a "result of globalization" and says that adults are failing to offer young people an alternative to an outburst of violence. An 18-year-old student went on a rampage at his vocational school in the city of Kerch on Wednesday, killing about 20 people and injuring more than 50. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 1:09 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin hailed new missiles in Russia's military arsenals but emphasized Thursday that the country would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. He voiced confidence that Russia could resist Western pressure and expressed hope that U.S...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., pulls on his coat as he arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history. But two congressmen are attempting to do just that in this midterm election: Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and Rep. Chris Collins of New York. The first Republican lawmakers to endorse President Donald Trump are now running low-profile campaigns, avoiding the media and meeting with voters at Republican friendly events. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 18, 2018 - 1:06 pm
Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history. But two Republican congressmen are attempting to do just that in November's midterm elections: Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York. After pleading not guilty in August to separate federal charges, both...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 8:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
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October 18, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS "This Morning" Thursday he's concerned Trump "seems to have a love affair with autocrats" and "coddles"...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland produces most of the lettuce on Earth, suffers from a lack of available affordable housing and space to build more. Housing prices have exploded, with the median cost of a home now $549,000, according to Zillow. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 18, 2018 - 3:23 am
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers...
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Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, attends a hearing to appeal her detention in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
October 18, 2018 - 2:39 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was freed by an appeals judge late Wednesday, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation. The daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori cried as the judge read aloud his ruling Wednesday night. Several...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo a supporter holds up a sign for Gil Cisneros, a candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California, at a rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus in Fullerton, Calif. For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. A sign of the change is in the 39th District, where, Young Kim, a Korean immigrant Republican is running against Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 17, 2018 - 11:59 pm
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-...
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This Aug. 31, 2018 photo shows Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, right, listening to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, speak about border security and immigration during a campaign event in Billings, Mont. Outside groups and donors have poured more than $45 million into the race between Tester and Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
October 17, 2018 - 10:23 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most...
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