Government and politics

July 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 9:52 a.m. A federal judge has temporarily halted deportations of families who have been recently reunited after they were separated by the Trump administration. The American Civil Liberties Union...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, tosses a soccer ball to his wife first lady Melania Trump after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented it to him during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a special gift to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump: a soccer ball. After a journalist asked a question at their joint press conference Monday in Helsinki using soccer metaphors,...
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In this July 12, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is shown before meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh’s opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush’s library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The paper chase is on. Opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are digging through documents at President George W. Bush's library in Texas and elsewhere around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is long as...
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, right, and Evelina Christillin in the stands prior to the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italy planned to use "good manners, the art of diplomacy, numbers and evidence" to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to U.S. President Donald Trump during a press conference after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 11:58 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Russia investigation has been a "disaster" for the United States and has kept America and Russia "separated." Speaking during a joint news...
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A man argues with a security staff on a protest poster prior to a press conference after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 16, 2018 - 11:23 am
HELSINKI (AP) — An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The individual, seated with the American press corps in Helsinki, was holding a sign about nuclear weapons. He identified himself as a...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, second from left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from right, wait for the beginning of a working lunch at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 11:09 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 6 p.m. Britain's prime minister has launched a strong attack on Russia even as President Donald Trump is sitting down with his Russian counterpart at the Helsinki summit. Theresa...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a one-on-one-meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 10:01 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Even before U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down Monday, Russia's government signaled that the two leaders were on the same page...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a one-on-one-meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 9:39 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have had a "good start" to their high-stakes summit in Finland. Trump is calling his meeting with...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Monday, July 16, 2018. Trump and Putin arrived Monday at Helsinki's presidential palace for a long-awaited summit, hours after Trump blamed the United States, and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 9:28 am
HELSINKI (AP) — With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday as the American leader declared that "the world wants to see us get along" and predicted rosy future relations. Trump laid out a list of topics for...
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