Government and politics

October 16, 2018 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television reporter who regularly covered the bureau, the Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday. The official did not pay for the tickets despite having initially claimed under oath to have done so,...
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October 16, 2018 - 12:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan politicians and human rights groups on Tuesday urged the Spanish government to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago. Catalan regional president Quim Torra, who favors independence from...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the best-known 2020 presidential prospect, but he will not be forgotten by those who lead Democratic politics in the states most responsible for picking the party’s next presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 16, 2018 - 11:55 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be...
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October 16, 2018 - 10:43 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government is facing calls from Catalan politicians and human rights groups to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago. Amnesty International has called for the "immediate release" of...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, right, and Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng attend a meeting of China and 16 countries of central and eastern Europe in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The gathering focusing on transport is part of China's "New Silk Road" initiative to increase global influence through economic links and investment. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).
October 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2010 file photo, chickens poke their heads out of cages in Turner, Maine. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods are threatening a trade deal with South Africa that gives U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to them for years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the best-known 2020 presidential prospect, but he will not be forgotten by those who lead Democratic politics in the states most responsible for picking the party’s next presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 16, 2018 - 9:04 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Warren has released results of a DNA test showing Native American ancestry in an effort to diffuse the issue ahead of any presidential run. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 16, 2018 - 8:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy." She tweeted that the president makes "creepy physical threats" about women who scare him, including her. "He's...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Warren has released results of a DNA test showing Native American ancestry in an effort to diffuse the issue ahead of any presidential run. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 16, 2018 - 5:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy." She tweeted that the president makes "creepy physical threats" about women who scare him, including her. "He's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to a supporter at a campaign stop at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, in St. Louis. Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. McCaskill reported $7 million in net contributions that includes $4.6 million in itemized individual contributions and another $2.18 million from non-itemized, small-dollar contributors. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 16, 2018 - 2:39 am
Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic...
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