Government and politics

President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to travel to Kansas City, Mo., to speak at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will make an announcement on Saturday concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump, who often likes to build drama and suspense by teasing his decisions, told reporters at the White House that he will make the announcement at the Army-Navy game...
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German Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, waves after her farewell speech during a party convention of the CDU in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. 1001 delegates are electing a successor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel who doesn't run for party chairmanship after more than 18 years at the helm of the party. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
December 07, 2018 - 10:43 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the election of a successor to Angela Merkel as Christian Democratic Union party leader (all times local): 4:40 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party is holding a runoff vote to choose its new leader after no candidate won a majority in the...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk to each other during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Maxim Shemetov, Pool Photo via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 10:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Greece say they have overcome a rift over the expulsions of diplomats that have strained their traditionally friendly ties. Greece in July expelled two Russian diplomats amid allegations they helped fund protests against a deal between Greece and its northern...
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This undated photo provided by Time Warner shows William Barr. Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, two people familiar with the president's selection process said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Time Warner via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 10:27 am
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 Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two administration officials confirmed Trump’s plans. A Republican congressional aide said the president was expected to announce his decision by tweet on Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2018. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 07, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he's nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Heather Nauert will be nominated," Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event in Kansas...
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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 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate William Barr, former 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 Friday. Trump says that Barr is "a terrific man" and "one...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two administration officials confirmed Trump’s plans. A Republican congressional aide said the president was expected to announce his decision by tweet on Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2018. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 07, 2018 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on who could be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he'll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW'-urt) to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump describes Nauert to...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump is marking what’s expected to be a busy day for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe by launching a Twitter broadside against the prosecutor (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 07, 2018 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation and President Donald Trump's views on it (all times local): 9:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says his legal team has already drafted a rebuttal to any report issued by the special counsel in the Russia investigation. Trump...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2016 file photo, the American Flag flies outside the Justice Department in Washington. The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged after an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found a lawyer in New York, anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial. But then the case took an unexpected turn. Instead of being extradited to the U.S., Vladimir Lyubishin senior and junior were sent back to Russia, where, the State Department says, it’s not clear if they will face trial. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 07, 2018 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial in New York. But then the case took an unexpected turn...
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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 07, 2018 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York will have to file separate memos in...
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