Government and politics

February 23, 2018 - 11:35 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have demanded that the country's top judicial body defend their reputations, saying the independence of the justice system is at stake. The 135 prosecutors said Friday they had asked the Supreme Council of Magistrates to publicly...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he makes a joke about his hair during remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair. He said, "I try like hell to hide that...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 11:34 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says only a fraction of teachers and administrators should have guns to protect students from attackers. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, the president...
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FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Gates. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 23, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a top adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign and close aide of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is expected to plead guilty in the ongoing Russia probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a person close to Gates. The person said Gates is...
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President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 23, 2018 - 11:17 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House is inviting a prominent gun safety advocate to a meeting next week. Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells The Associated Press the White House has asked to sit down with him. Murphy...
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A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday. Greitens' attorney issued a scathing statement challenging the indictment. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 10:55 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was...
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February 23, 2018 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans believe the country's overall direction has dipped in the past year. What's more, only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get better in the year to come. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks to reporters at a conservation announcement at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo in Salt Lake City. On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, Zinke will announce he will revise proposed new regional boundaries for the Interior Department as part of a major reorganization of the agency. The new boundaries would more closely follow state lines, a change from his earlier proposal, which largely ignored state boundaries and relied mostly on rivers and other natural features. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:36 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revamped a plan for a sweeping overhaul of his department Friday with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed. The changes follow complaints from a bipartisan...
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President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 23, 2018 - 10:36 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is telling conservative activists that he's proven he's one of them. Trump is opening his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference by reminding the group that when he first...
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President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 23, 2018 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure." Trump was leaving the White House to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference when he...
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