Government and politics

April 10, 2018 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will skip an upcoming summit in South America and will remain in the United States to "oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world." White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts to deliver hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. The investigation followed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Federal agents carrying court-authorized search warrants have seized documents from Cohen according to a statement from Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan. He says that the search warrants were executed by the office of the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York but they are “in part” related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics that include a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump. The raid prompted a new blast Tuesday from the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander waits to greet voters outside a polling place in St. Louis. Kander’s “Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage” is coming out Aug. 7. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 10, 2018 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghanistan war veteran, former Missouri state official and rising star in the Democratic Party has a book deal. Jason Kander's "Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage" is coming out Aug. 7, the book publisher Twelve told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:58 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Westchester County Board of Legislators has passed a bill portrayed as a civil rights measure that could narrow the gender and racial wage gap. The Journal News says the bill passed Monday blocks businesses from asking job candidates' salary histories. In a...
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The front of the building where President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen lives in New York on Monday, April 9, 2018. Federal agents raided the office of Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. Besides Cohen's office, agents also searched a hotel room where he's been staying while his home is under renovation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 10, 2018 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 7:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is fuming about abuse of attorney-client privilege after federal agents raised his personal attorney's office in New York. Trump said on Twitter Tuesday...
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In this April 6, 2018, photo, Caleb Coulter, 10, left, and his sister Kendra, 12, play tag during a visit to the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. Critics say letting children strike out on their own can expose them to serious dangers. But lawmakers and advocates in several states say the protective pendulum has swung too far. They want to send a message that parents who raise their children in a healthy environment can grant them more freedom. Amy Coulter, mother of Caleb and Kendra, said she doesn't call herself a free-range parent. But she does avoid intervening with teachers on her older children's grades and encourages her children to use their own money to buy things at the grocery store. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 10, 2018 - 7:28 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote for anxiety-plagued parents and overscheduled kids. Free-range...
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In this April 9, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. A U.S. university institute at the cutting edge of research on North Korea says the South Korean government has terminated its funding, forcing it to close after it rejected demands to change its leadership. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. university institute at the cutting edge of research on North Korea says the South Korean government has terminated its funding, forcing it to close after it rejected demands to change its leadership. Robert Gallucci, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at John Hopkins...
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The building in New York where Michael Cohen, who is President Donald Trump's personal attorney, has his office, is photographed in New York, Monday, April 9, 2018. Federal agents raided the office of Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 10, 2018 - 6:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. A furious Trump, who in the last month has escalated his attacks on Robert Mueller's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Shelly Ellis teaches fourth-grade students in a newly air conditioned classroom at Bement Elementary School in Bement, Ill. The results of the latest Nation’s Report Card are in and the news isn’t good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders’ scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading. Overall, only roughly a third of American eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math along with about 40 percent of fourth-graders. (AP Photo/David Mercer, File)
April 10, 2018 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders' scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading, according to results released Tuesday on the National...
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