The Associated Press

In this Jan. 30, 2019, photo, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a rally in Brunswick, Ohio. The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016. Though the first prominent Democrats to announce their 2020 candidacies hail from the coasts, several Midwestern natives, including Brown and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., are offering themselves as potential contenders uniquely attuned to the region’s priorities. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 31, 2019 - 3:09 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown's first trip to Iowa as a presidential prospect could feel a lot like home for the Ohio senator. The three-term swing-state senator is visiting places like his home state, where working class voters helped elect Donald Trump in 2016 but re-elected...
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January 31, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Thursday pushing those who receive federal funds to "buy American." The aim is to boost U.S. manufacturing. Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, told reporters during a telephone briefing the...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, Carlos Ghosn, the then-Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO, listens to reporter's question during a press conference about Renault Samsung Motors' global vision plan in Seoul, South Korea. Major Japanese business daily Nikkei is reporting Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn has reiterated his innocence, saying the payments to a Saudi businessman were legitimate and Nissan people knew about the transaction. Ghosn has been charged with breach of trust in the payments, and with falsifying financial reports in underreporting compensation from Nissan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The French lawyer of former Nissan and Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn says he thinks his client, jailed in Tokyo since November, should name the people he alleges to have plotted against him. Jean-Yves Leborgne said on RTL radio on Thursday that he expects to be able to soon meet Ghosn...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. More than a week into a political standoff, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, that he is willing to negotiate with opposition leader Juan Guaido. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, FILE)
January 30, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — More than a week into a standoff with the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was willing to negotiate. Violent street demonstrations erupted last week after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared during a major opposition rally in Caracas that he had...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Mike Pence will visit Poland and Germany in mid-February. During his meetings and speeches, he will focus on the NATO alliance, trade and stabilizing the Middle East. The vice president will give keynote remarks at a forum in Warsaw. The White...
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January 30, 2019 - 5:22 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nasdaq has made an offer to acquire the Oslo stock exchange, the last trading place in the Nordic-Baltic region it doesn't own. Bente A. Landsnes, head of Oslo Boers, recommended Wednesday that shareholders accept the offer and decline a rival bid by Euronext, saying it...
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January 29, 2019 - 2:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's government is preparing for an influx of homegrown jihadis with the departure of U.S. troops from Syria, saying Tuesday that anyone who left to fight for Islamic extremists will go straight to jail. In an interview with BFM television, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner...
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January 29, 2019 - 6:42 am
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with his homework. Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day...
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FILE - In this file pool photo taken on Oct. 4, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The crisis in Venezuela may have reached a new boiling point, but the geopolitical fault lines look familiar. Russia, China and Iran have thrown their support behind embattled Maduro, while the U.S., Canada and their allies in Western Europe are backing opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it expects Venezuela to have problems repaying debt ahead of an upcoming payment on a Russian loan. Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak told Russian state news agencies Tuesday "there will probably be problems," adding that "everything now depends on the army,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, steps out of a cab during his arrival on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen is shaking up his defense team ahead of his highly anticipated congressional testimony next month. His legal team announced Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that two attorneys from Chicago will represent Cohen as he continues to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 28, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has agreed to talk to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Feb. 8. That's according to California Rep. Adam Schiff, who says Cohen...
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