Government and politics

February 21, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. The filing indicates a sealed document was entered in Paul Manafort's case. No details such as who it's against or whether it's part of a...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A sweep of suspected MS-13 and other gang members on New York's Long Island that was praised by President Donald Trump has also been shrouded in secrecy. Federal and state authorities have refused repeated requests from The Associated Press to release even the most basic information...
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses the audience during a meeting of the National Space Council Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 2:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the administration is putting "renewed energy" into making schools safe. Pence spoke Wednesday at the meeting of the National Space Council at Kennedy Space Center...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 1:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A watchdog group says corruption continues to be a global problem and the majority of counties are moving too slowly in their efforts to address it. Berlin-based Transparency International released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017 on Wednesday. It ranks 180 countries and...
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February 21, 2018 - 12:59 pm
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Former cable host Dylan Ratigan has joined a crowded field of Democratic candidates hoping to win a Republican-held congressional seat in northern New York. The former MSNBC and CNBC personality and businessman announced his bid Wednesday to represent New York's largely...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 12:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will...
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February 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House top economist says the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump's policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted. Kevin Hassett of the Council of Economic Advisers released the annual economic...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures while speaking to Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahe during the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Lavrov dismissed the U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as baseless. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Western policies toward his country, urging European countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions. Sergey Lavrov said during a visit to Slovenia that being a member of NATO or the...
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