Government and politics

President Donald Trump announces that he is nominating William Barr, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, as his attorney general, on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 07, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role. Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri. He called Barr "a terrific man" and "one of the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 file photo, UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe attends a press conference, in Paris, France. Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency is plagued by “defective leadership” and should consider whether its top official must go. The group was created this year following allegations of sexual harassment by staffers and calls from critics for executive-director Michel Sidibe to resign. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
December 07, 2018 - 2:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment at the U.N. agency that fights AIDS say it is plagued by "defective leadership," a culture of impunity, and a toxic working environment that cannot be changed unless its top official is replaced. In a damning new report...
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December 07, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers who stepped outside while the questioning was underway indicated they weren't...
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People walk past a Huawei retail shop in Beijing Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 07, 2018 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is appearing in a Canadian court as she seeks bail while awaiting possible extradition to the...
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FILE - In this Nov.21, 2018 file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a meeting with French mayors at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. As protests rage through France and Paris locks down fearing new riots, the man whose presidency unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his unpopular government to try to calm the nation. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — As anti-government protests rage through France and Paris locks down, fearing new riots, the man whose presidency has unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. French President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his unpopular government to try to calm...
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FILE - In this Nov.21, 2018 file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a meeting with French mayors at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. As protests rage through France and Paris locks down fearing new riots, the man whose presidency unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his unpopular government to try to calm the nation. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — As anti-government protests rage through France and Paris locks down, fearing new riots, the man whose presidency has unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. French President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his unpopular government to try to calm...
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Dr. Eden Wells listens as Genesee District Judge William Crawford reads through a prepared statement during a hearing Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Genesee District Court in downtown Flint, Mich. Wells, Michigan's chief medical executive, will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday. Dr. Eden Wells is among five people facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to an...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to speak at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2018 - 1:04 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump is in Missouri to address a national conference on crime. Trump is delivering the closing address Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting is sponsored by the Justice Department. The White...
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Members of the U.S. Secret Service carry the casket with former President George H. W. Bush to a hearse at George H. Lewis Funeral Home after a family service, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 07, 2018 - 1:03 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf." The agency says its security detail officially ended at 6 a.m. Friday "with no incidents to report"...
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Pedestrians walk past a Huawei retail shop in Beijing Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 07, 2018 - 12:59 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Chinese telecommunications executive was to appear in court Friday to seek bail, the latest development in a surprising legal wrangle that raises doubts about whether a U.S.-China trade cease-fire can hold. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of...
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