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NEW YORK | Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

NEW YORK — The music industry is honoring Ariana Grande. Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City. Previous recipients include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Selena Gomez. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

DONAJI, Mexico | The Latest: Guatemala president to visit US

DONAJI, Mexico — The Latest on the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Guatemala‘s president and first lady will travel to the U.S. this weekend as a large migrant caravan continues journeying through southern Mexico hoping to reach the United States, but remains hundreds of miles away from … Continue reading DONAJI, Mexico | The Latest: Guatemala president to visit US

AP FACT CHECK: Claim that voters lose hunting licenses false

The North Dakota Democratic Party posted a misleading ad on its website and on Facebook that suggests state residents should reconsider voting in this year’s election if they have hunting licenses in other states. Republican congressman Kevin Cramer is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in this year’s Midterm election. The ad comes as … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Claim that voters lose hunting licenses false

AUSTIN, Texas | Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices

AUSTIN, Texas — Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke. The secretary of state’s office said Friday that there have been reported issues with Hart eSlate voting … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices

JERUSALEM | China’s VP and Israel’s PM co-host trade conference

JERUSALEM — China’s vice president and Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday co-hosted a high-profile trade and innovation conference and toured an exhibition of Israeli technology start-ups together as the two countries worked to cement their fast-growing trade ties. A quarter century after establishing diplomatic relations, Israel and China have become important trade partners, with China … Continue reading JERUSALEM | China’s VP and Israel’s PM co-host trade conference

CINCINNATI | David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

CINCINNATI  — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-year-old Cincinnati native … Continue reading CINCINNATI | David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

ELKO, Nev. | The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off ‘the trash heap’

ELKO, Nev. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is poking fun at former Joe Biden on a day when both politicians were campaigning in Nevada for candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. Trump was in rural Elko, Nevada, for a rally a short time after Biden … Continue reading ELKO, Nev. | The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off ‘the trash heap’

LONDON | Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook

LONDON— Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region. Clegg, 51, will become a vice president of the social media giant, and report to Chief Operating Officer Sheryl … Continue reading LONDON | Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook