- 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am
UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:
- AP source: Rubio raises $6M over last 3 months Updated: Oct-08-15 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Marco Rubio has raised roughly $6 million over the last three months for his Republican presidential bid.
- NY minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home Updated: Oct-08-15 8:21 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to enact a $15 wage for all workers faces vocal opposition at home.
- Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned Updated: Oct-08-15 7:57 pm
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there.
- With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain Updated: Oct-08-15 7:43 pm
LONDON - From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.
- Carson says armed Jews would have 'diminished' Holocaust Updated: Oct-08-15 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggests the Holocaust would have been "greatly diminished" if German Jews had been armed with guns.
- Wisconsin to host Democratic presidential debate Updated: Oct-08-15 5:12 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin will host a Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 11.
- Clinton seeks crackdown for those breaking Wall Street rules Updated: Oct-08-15 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Just days before the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton released a series of proposals aimed at cracking down on bad behavior by Wall Street, vowing that individual bankers who violate the law will be "prosecuted and imprisoned."
- Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges Updated: Oct-08-15 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.
- The Latest: Hayatou says Platini can be credible candidate Updated: Oct-08-15 2:13 pm
ZURICH - The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):
- Rubio's presidential bid boosted by secret-money commercials Updated: Oct-08-15 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Voters are beginning to learn about Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.
- Haiti voters grapple with packed field for presidency Updated: Oct-08-15 11:44 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Cities and towns across Haiti are plastered with colorful campaign ads, leaving voters struggling to differentiate a swarm of candidates who grin from posters, banners and billboards slapped on nearly everything that doesn't move and a few that do.
- Belarus independent journalists targeted ahead of election Updated: Oct-08-15 5:46 am
MINSK, Belarus - A secret apartment in an old Minsk building has become just the latest risky place for journalists from the independent Belsat television station to work.
- Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Boulder Updated: Oct-08-15 5:02 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Boulder is gearing up for its first visit by a 2016 presidential candidate as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to hold a rally on the University of Colorado's East Campus.
- CU chancellor defends hosting GOP presidential debate Updated: Oct-08-15 5:02 am
BOULDER, Colorado - University of Colorado's chancellor is defending his decision to host the Republican presidential debate after students demanded the school pull its involvement if organizers refused to increase the number of tickets for students.
- Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council elects new president Updated: Oct-08-15 4:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council has a new president.
- Rupert Murdoch suggests Obama isn't 'real black president' Updated: Oct-08-15 1:10 am
WASHINGTON - The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Barack Obama isn't a "real black president."
- Suu Kyi says she will lead gov't if party wins Myanmar polls Updated: Oct-07-15 11:48 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says if her party wins the upcoming general elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes - circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency.
- Singer Julio Iglesias calls Donald Trump 'a clown' Updated: Oct-07-15 7:10 pm
MEXICO CITY - Julio Iglesias has jumped into the U.S. political debate, calling Donald Trump "a clown" over the Republican presidential candidate's derogatory comments about Mexican migrants.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
- Democrats announce participants in Nov. 6 S. Carolina debate Updated: Oct-07-15 10:11 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Democrats say three candidates are confirmed to participate in the party's presidential debate next month.
- FIFA presidential contender Chung calls Blatter 'hypocrite' Updated: Oct-07-15 7:48 am
LONDON - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon called Sepp Blatter a "hypocrite and a liar" on Wednesday and said he is planning to sue the outgoing president for at least $100 million.
- Pro-Biden super PAC launches first TV ad, urging 2016 run Updated: Oct-07-15 7:16 am
WASHINGTON - The super PAC urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president is launching its first television ad.
- Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were Updated: Oct-07-15 1:09 am
CHICAGO - The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.
- Kerry stops in Haiti to discuss election preparations Updated: Oct-06-15 10:57 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Haiti's capital on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the country's upcoming elections and encourage people to refrain from disrupting balloting after a messy parliamentary first round in August.