National Newswatch

A FedEx pilot is detained before boarding a flight in China

Sep 19 2019 — AP — FedEx says one of its pilots was detained in China after an item was found in his luggage before he boarded a commercial flight. The company said Thursday the pilot was later released, and it is working with Chinese authorities to understand what happened at the airport in Guangzhou, in southern China. The Wall Street […]

The Latest: Defiant Israel PM seeks to lead ruling coalition

Sep 19 2019 — AP — JERUSALEM — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Israel's prime minister says he will seek to lead a ruling coalition with his religious and nationalist allies, despite falling short of a parliamentary majority in Tuesday's elections. Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday at a party meeting in Jerusalem that he opposes any […]

Correction: Mayor Charged story

Sep 18 2019 — AP — FALL RIVER, Mass. — In a story Sept. 17 about a preliminary mayoral election in Fall River, Massachusetts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that embattled incumbent mayor Jasiel Correia will face Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco in the Nov. 5 general election. He will face only Coogan. A corrected version of the story is below: […]

The Latest: Trump says he can win New Mexico in 2020

Sep 16 2019 — AP — RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in New Mexico (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he can win New Mexico and is boasting that an oil and gas boom has helped to grow the state's revenues. During a rally Monday night outside Albuquerque, the president asked supporters […]

The Latest: GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

Sep 16 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The Latest on a new allegation of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The chairman of the Senate committee that hosted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings is ripping The New York Times for publishing "unsubstantiated" allegations. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday said […]

Elizabeth Warren picks up key endorsement

Sep 16 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The progressive Working Families Party is endorsing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential bid. The party endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders last presidential cycle. The decision by the labour-aligned party to back Warren over Sanders comes as most national polls show a top-tier of Democratic candidates that includes former Vice-President Joe Biden as well […]

Sanders to take a break from campaigning to rest his voice

Sep 14 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is cancelling some campaign events to rest his voice. His campaign said Saturday that Sanders will return home following his appearance on Sunday at the College of Charleston's "Bully Pulpit" series. Three campaign events and appearances by the Vermont senator in South Carolina on Monday and Tuesday have […]

Trump’s GOP challengers say cancelling primaries is a mistake

Sep 13 2019 — AP — WASHINGTON — The three Republican challengers to President Donald Trump say it's a mistake for the party to cancel primaries ahead of the 2020 election. Bill Weld, Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford write in a Washington Post opinion piece published Friday that the Republican Party has "taken a wrong turn" in letting Trump define the […]

Hungarian writer, dissident Gyorgy Konrad dies at 86

Sep 13 2019 — AP — BUDAPEST, Hungary — Gyorgy Konrad, a writer and sociologist who was an iconic figure in Hungary's dissident movement while the country was under communist rule, has died at 86. Konrad's family said he had been gravely ill and died Friday at home in Budapest. Known internationally for books like his 1969 novel "The Case Worker" […]

The Latest: Biden takes on fire at debate from Julián Castro

Sep 12 2019 — AP — HOUSTON — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for a new generation. Castro also seemed to allude to speculation […]

The Latest: Federal jury convicts candidate’s father

Sep 12 2019 — AP — FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Latest on the trial of Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted the father of Kentucky's secretary of state of funneling illegal corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 challenge of Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. The jury convicted Democratic […]

The Latest: NC House Republicans defend veto override action

Sep 11 2019 — AP — RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on the North Carolina House Republicans' surprise vote in a half-empty chamber to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto (all times local): 3:30 p.m. North Carolina House Republican leaders say they never made any announcement or decision that would have prevented the chamber from voting to override Democratic Gov. […]

The Latest: GOP’s Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep 11 2019 — AP — FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But Bishop's […]

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

Sep 11 2019 — AP — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly is expected to give final consideration Wednesday to a bill that would provide new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule. The state Senate passed the measure with a 29-11 vote […]

Taylor Swift suspect charged in Trump golf course damage

Sep 11 2019 — AP — BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The man charged with breaking into singer Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion is accused of causing more than $20,000 damage to President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course. The Somerset County prosecutor says an employee at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster observed a spinning vehicle "doing donuts" on the 11th hole […]