Government and politics

August 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sanctioning three members of the Islamic State who were featured in a beheading video distributed by the group and accused of luring recruits in Southeast Asia. The Treasury Department sanctions issued Friday target Mohamad Rafi Udin (moo-HAH-med RAF-ee OO-...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. His mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premiere swing state. But when Trump steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he steps into a state _ and a Republican Party _ deeply divided by his presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 2:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency. The Republican president...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R- Texas, Trump, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R- Idaho. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continues to receive poor marks from a majority of Americans on his overall job performance, even as he enjoys relatively good assessments of his handling of the economy. A new poll released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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U.S. senatorial candidate and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio walks to his campaign tour bus Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio's Senate run will likely be the former sheriff's last political act, as he is expected to finish well outside the running in the GOP Senate primary. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 24, 2018 - 2:04 pm
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — It was five days before ballots will be counted in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, and former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio had no idea what he was doing. The final days of a campaign are usually frantic, with candidates' every moment scheduled to...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes towards tariffs put in place by President Trump.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach. Majorities of...
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August 24, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization. He tweets that he does not believe China is helping with the effort to rein in North Korea because of stepped-up pressure by...
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This undated photo provided by the Rogers For Congress campaign shows Wendy Rogers, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's vast 1st District. In one of the country's largest congressional districts, three Republican candidates who tout connections to President Donald Trump want the chance to unseat the Democratic incumbent. Wendy Rogers, Steve Smith and Tiffany Shedd have been traveling the vast district that takes in Arizona's high country, low desert and tribal land ahead of the Aug. 28 primary election. Whoever wins will face incumbent Democrat Tom O'Halleran in the November general election. (Rogers For Congress via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three candidates are competing to become the Republican nominee in a vast congressional district that takes in Arizona's high country, low desert and tribal land. The 1st Congressional District was drawn to be competitive, but it has leaned Democrat since the new outlines...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., holds a healthcare town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz. McCain's family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 24, 2018 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Army is thanking ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain as it opens a new modernization headquarters in Texas. The tribute came after the Republican senator's family announced Friday that he would discontinue...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves an arraignment hearing as a protester carries a sign, left, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
August 24, 2018 - 12:55 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is suggesting that his wife is to blame for misuse of campaign funds after the couple was indicted on using up to $250,000 in campaign funds for trips, clothing purchases and school tuition Hunter in an interview with Fox News on Thursday...
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Migrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti talk as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday, Aug. 24 2018. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed off in recent days. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:51 pm
ROME (AP) — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow European Union nations first pledge to take them, authorities said, in the latest standoff provoked by...
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