Government and politics

Procera offices are seen on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Fremont, Calif. Researchers have found evidence that the company's hardware - now sold by Canadian firm Sandvine - is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria. Forbes has reported that engineers at the firm were so troubled at the prospect of supplying surveillance hardware for use by a Turkish telecoms company that six of them quit in protest. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 09, 2018 - 3:26 am
PARIS (AP) — A Canadian company's hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted. The revelation comes as Turkey presses its offensive...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 file photo, people take part in a silent protest march in memory of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the wake of an unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia turned in just few days from what seemed to be a stable European Union country into chaos. In a speech last month, President Andrej Kiska talked about his country as “successful, proud and self-confident.” He used different words on Sunday, March 4 to say that Slovakia faces a "serious political crisis" that was triggered by the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova. (AP Photo/Bundas Engler, file)
March 09, 2018 - 2:48 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia has quickly turned from what seemed to be a stable European Union country into chaos, in the wake of the unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. In a speech last month, President Andrej Kiska talked about his country as "successful, proud and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 file photo, people take part in a silent protest march in memory of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the wake of an unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia turned in just few days from what seemed to be a stable European Union country into chaos. In a speech last month, President Andrej Kiska talked about his country as “successful, proud and self-confident.” He used different words on Sunday, March 4 to say that Slovakia faces a "serious political crisis" that was triggered by the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova. (AP Photo/Bundas Engler, file)
March 09, 2018 - 2:35 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia has quickly turned from what seemed to be a stable European Union country into chaos, in the wake of the unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée. In a speech last month, President Andrej Kiska talked about his country as "successful, proud and...
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This Saturday, March 3, 2018, photo, shows Mitt Romney during a tour of Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah. The former Republican presidential nominee continues his bid to become a U.S. Senator for Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 09, 2018 - 2:35 am
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is shaking hands, posing for pictures and cracking jokes as he barnstorms Utah seeking votes for his Senate bid. What he isn't doing is talking about his well-documented feuds with President Trump. Wearing blue jeans and flashing his famous smile, Romney strode into a...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:20 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new exhibition is opening in Warsaw that looks at how 1968, a year of youth revolt across much of Europe and America, played out behind the Iron Curtain in Poland. In the West, young people protested against imperialism, sexism and racism, and the social conflicts that...
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President Donald Trump reaches out to shake the hand of Dusty Stevens, a superintendent at Century Aluminum Potline, during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Trump signed two proclamations, one on steel imports and the other on aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 09, 2018 - 2:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local): 2:15 a.m. President Donald Trump his action on tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is necessary to protect industries "ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 2:08 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A female wildland firefighter has been tapped by the Trump administration to steady the U.S. Forest Service as it reels from allegations of sexual misconduct and struggles to change its male-dominated culture. Vickie Christensen was appointed interim chief of the 35,000-...
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A woman walks by a huge screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Tokyo, Friday, March 9, 2018. After a year of threats and diatribes, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet face-to-face for talks about the North’s nuclear program.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 09, 2018 - 2:03 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks about the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Records show the Interior Department spent nearly $139,000 last year for construction at the agency that was labeled on a work order as “Secretary’s Door.” A spokeswoman for Zinke did not provide answers on March 8, 2018, to questions about whether changes had been made to a door in the secretary’s office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 09, 2018 - 1:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke. His spokeswoman says Zinke (ZIN'-kee) was not aware of the contract for the work prior to a request about it from The Associated Press. She says the...
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A woman walks by a huge screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Tokyo, Friday, March 9, 2018. After a year of threats and diatribes, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet face-to-face for talks about the North’s nuclear program.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 09, 2018 - 1:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who've repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean...
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