AP Explains: How ban on dual-citizen lawmakers vexes Aussies

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament is a problem the country didn't know it had until recently, but now it may struggle to fix...

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TOP STORIES: SINGAPORE-US NAVY SHIP COLLISION — The USS John S. McCain docks at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after an early morning collision with an ...

Trump's neo-Nazi rally comments thrust GOP doubts into open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, ...

Court clears way for Bangladesh opposition leader's trial

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court has cleared the way for opposition leader Khaleda Zia's trial on bribery charges for granting two contracts as the country's prime minister from 200...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2017. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21,...

3rd New Zealand party leader quits in close election race

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of a small New Zealand political party says he won't contest next month's election, making him the third leader to quit this month in a campaign that's been t...

McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of election

CUBA, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is holding another round of town halls in rural, Republican strongholds as she gears up for a competitive re-election campaign in 2018. ...

Merkel ally drops call for cap on refugees entering Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he's no longer making a cap on refugees a condition for coalition talks after next month's election. Horst Seehofer, ...

Indiana's Donnelly, a top GOP target, starts re-election bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is positioning himself as a moderate who will fight for "common sense and compromise" as he launches a re-election bid in a state that Presiden...

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-y...

Kansas trial to examine bias claim against Kobach's office

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office alleges in a lawsuit headed to trial Monday that she was fired because she didn't go to church enough. ...

After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority...

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

PHOENIX (AP) — When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen...

Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After three people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has for now fallen to Hope Hicks, a young former public rela...

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked...