South Korea denies refugee status to Yemenis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has denied refugee status for nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-torn Yemen months after their arrival on the island of Jeju sparked an anti-immigrant uproar.

Seoul's Justice Ministry on Wednesday did grant one-year humanitarian stays to 339 Yemenis who had applied for asylum, ...

Key allies quit Duterte Cabinet to run in midterm elections

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Close allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have resigned from his Cabinet to run in elections next year that will test his popularity and could determine his future political influence.

Among those running in the May 13 midterm elections are Duterte's former foreign secretary, who staunchly ...

Early voting kicks off in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Early voting is now open for the upcoming November midterm elections in Tennessee.

Starting Wednesday, voters can cast their ballots early through Nov. 1. Only those already registered to vote can participate now that Tennessee's registration deadline has passed.

Early voting locations are available at county ...

Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission is siding with her on questions of whether she improperly raised money for a primary that never happened, but the agency isn't commenting and Democrats aren't backing down.

FEC spokesman Christian Hilland said Tuesday they ...

Resignation shakes up Alaska’s governor’s race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond.

Walker, who has been locked in a tough re-election fight with Democrat Mark Begich ...

Feinstein and rival de Leon, both Democrats, set to debate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon are set to face off Wednesday in their only scheduled debate ahead of Election Day.

It's Feinstein's first appearance with an election opponent since 2000 and a chance for de Leon to directly attack her as ...

A look at House candidates in Orange County, California

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - The Democratic drive to take control of the U.S. House in November might rise or fall on the California coast. As part of its strategy, the party is targeting four Republican-held seats in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles, which Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 ...

AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O’Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump.

It was one of the challenger's last chances to gain ground on Cruz, who is leading ...

Changing Orange County, California, gives Democrats hope

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-roasted ...

Trump says he could fire Sessions ‘whenever he wants to’

President Donald Trump said in an interview on Tuesday that he could “fire” Attorney General Jeff Sessions “whenever I want to” as he echoed his frustration over the former senator recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel investigation.

GOP incumbent Lance, Democratic rival Malinowski to face off

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Republican Rep. Leonard Lance and Democratic challenger Tom Malinowski are set to square off in a statewide televised debate.

Lance and Malinowski are set to meet Wednesday in a debate aired on NJTV. They are competing in the 7th District.

Their contest is among the most ...

Joe Arpaio sues New York Times for defamation

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued the New York Times on Tuesday saying the paper defamed him in a venomous August column celebrating his latest election loss, accusing him of extensive illegal behavior and calling him "a sadist masquerading as a public servant."

And in the lawsuit, filed in federal district ...