Government and politics

July 16, 2018 - 1:52 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspecting the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 1:50 am
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is "complex." Trump's interview with Good Morning Britain was broadcast Monday. The president spoke to Piers Morgan on Air Force One Friday evening. Trump's comments were unusual because...
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July 16, 2018 - 1:50 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspecting the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 1:30 am
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is "complex." Trump's interview with Good Morning Britain was broadcast Monday. The president spoke to Piers Morgan on Air Force One Friday evening. Trump's comments were unusual because...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 12:08 am
HELSINKI (AP) — With rattled world capitals watching, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are ready to go one-on-one in a summit that plays out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the investigation into Russian election meddling and fears that Moscow's...
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This June 28, 2018 photo shows 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York owned by the Kushner Cos. An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.’ largest residential buildings in New York City reveals what some residents say was a campaign that used noisy construction to push rent-stabilized tenants out and bring high-paying condo buyers in. More than a dozen tenants told the AP that they were subjected to relentless banging, drilling, dust and rats. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned...
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2018 - 11:52 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with...
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Visitors look at the names of U. S. soldiers who were killed in the Korean War at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 15, 2018. U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 15, 2018 - 8:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Pompeo, who was not part of the talks, said in a statement that working level...
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2018 - 7:57 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with...
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