Government and politics

October 18, 2018 - 10:31 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. The administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that eight counties in Florida's Panhandle can start and end early voting beyond existing deadlines...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
October 18, 2018 - 9:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. Putin said Thursday Russia's military doctrine doesn't envisage a preventative nuclear strike. He noted that Russia would only launch a nuclear strike if its early...
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Candles, flowers, icons, and toys are seen during a ceremony commemorating the people killed during an attack in the vocational college in Kerch, Crimea, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. An official says that authorities on the Crimean Peninsula are searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out an attack on a vocational school, killing 20 people and wounding more than 50 others. (AP Photo/Str)
October 18, 2018 - 9:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Crimea school attack (all times local): 4 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the deadly shooting and bomb attack by a teenager in Crimea a "result of globalization" and says that adults are failing to offer young people an alternative to an outburst of...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 8:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
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A Turkish forensic officer arrives at the Saudi consulate to conduct a new search over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul, early Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 18, 2018 - 7:58 am
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister is the latest high-level official or executive to cancel out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said...
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October 18, 2018 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS "This Morning" Thursday he's concerned Trump "seems to have a love affair with autocrats" and "coddles"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America's top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist's disappearance. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
October 18, 2018 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate." The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two...
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October 18, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS "This Morning" Thursday he's concerned Trump "seems to have a love affair with autocrats" and "coddles"...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2003 file photo, Savvas Xiros, a suspected member of the now defunct November 17 extremist group, sits inside a courtroom at an Athens maximum security prison. Xiros, who is severely disabled, was later convicted of terrorism and murder. His lawyer said on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, that Xiros is now seeking early release from prison on health grounds. (AP Photo/Aris Messinis, File)
October 18, 2018 - 7:37 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist convicted of terrorism and murder for killings by the defunct November 17 group says her client is seeking early release from prison on health grounds. Anny Paparoussou says Savvas Xiros, who is serving five life terms in a maximum-...
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October 18, 2018 - 6:31 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist convicted of terrorism and murder for killings by the defunct November 17 group says her client is seeking early release from prison on health grounds. Anny Paparoussou says Savvas Xiros, who is serving five life terms in a maximum-...
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