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PARIS — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines.

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia i…

ATLANTA — The office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is also the Republican gubernatorial nominee, said Sunday it is investigating the state Democratic Party in connection with an alleged attempt to hack Georgia’s online voter database, which is used to check in voters at polling place…

WASHINGTON — Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board.

MADISON — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers said Monday that if elected he would be open to toughening licensing requirements for Wisconsin’s concealed carry law, a measure signed by his Republican rival.

PITTSBURGH — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some members of the Jewish community and others objected to President Donald Trump’s plans to visit, accusing him of contributing to a toxic political climate in the U.S. that …

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs that residents no longer need can safely be disposed during a special event on Saturday in Eau Claire, Altoona and throughout the nation.

MADISON — Minnesota regulators heard arguments Thursday for a proposed $700 million natural gas plant in Superior but put off a decision on whether to allow Minnesota Power to build the plant with Dairyland Power Cooperative.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A jury in Kansas’ Wyandotte County acquitted two Schlitterbahn maintenance workers who were accused of lying to obstruct an investigation into the 2016 death of a boy on the Verruckt water slide.

KABUL, Afghanistan — A high-level meeting to lay out security plans for Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun Thursday on the departing delegation in an attack that killed the powerful Kandahar police chief but missed the …

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it “certainly looks” as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response …

Eau Claire-based National Presto Industries announced Thursday that it sold off a subsidiary that makes nonlethal devices used by law enforcement officers and correctional facilities.

WASHINGTON — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, including the Upper Midwest, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.

PHILADELPHIA — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S. Jus…

MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has notched an eighth straight month under 3 percent, more positive economic news for Gov. Scott Walker with the election just over two weeks away.

ISTANBUL — Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist’s alleged slaying.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Elon Musk will buy $20 million of Tesla stock, according to a filing Wednesday that laid out details of Musk and Tesla’s just-approved settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission — but which noted the stock purchase was a CEO investment and “separate and apart f…

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

LOS ANGELES — Public officials in four states say they want Facebook to have an independent board chair, effectively calling for the removal of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as chairman due to the social media company’s recent scandals.

OKLAHOMA CITY— The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of others with deeper ties to tribal pasts.

NEW YORK — Dennis Hof, the limelight-loving Bunny Ranch owner who parlayed his legal pimp fame into an HBO series and a GOP nomination for the Nevada Assembly in next’s month’s election, has died.

WASHINGTON — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

PHILADELPHIA — A rare, mysterious poliolike illness seems to be on the rise again in the U.S., with 38 cases confirmed so far this year to the federal government — including at least five in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump, saying his tweet attacking the porn star’s credibility was free speech protected by the Constitution.