Government and politics

FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Robert Mickens, whose 15-year-old daughter, Nisa Mickens was killed in an alleged MS-13 killing last September, speaks at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Intelligence at the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech will include the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include an Ohio welder who will benefit from his tax overhaul plan and the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. Among his other guests are rescuers who...
Read More
In this Jan. 26, 2018, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in Moscow, Russia. The State Department has notified Congress that it will not impose new sanctions on Russia at this time. The State Department says it is confident that new legislation enacted last year is significantly deterring Russian defense sales. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration and Russia sanctions (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The Trump administration has released its highly anticipated list of Russian politicians and business figures in an attempt to increase pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The list...
Read More
FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The Pentagon has ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with key information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, accelerating a clampdown on data, such as the size of the Afghan military and police forces, that indicate how the 16-year-old stalemated war is going. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with key information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, accelerating a clampdown on data, such as the size of the Afghan military and police forces, that indicate how the 16-year-old...
Read More
FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017 file photo shows U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking at the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington. Ginsburg is skipping President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address while she travels to Rhode Island to speak to a group of law students. Ginsburg is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
January 30, 2018 - 12:07 am
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is skipping President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address while she travels to Rhode Island to speak to a group of law students. Ginsburg is scheduled to speak on Tuesday at Roger Williams University School of Law in...
Read More
FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The Pentagon has ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with key information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, accelerating a clampdown on data, such as the size of the Afghan military and police forces, that indicate how the 16-year-old stalemated war is going. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with key information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan. This accelerates a clampdown on data, such as the size of the Afghan military and police forces, that indicate how the 16-year-old war...
Read More
FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a new Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and Qatar have reached a deal to resolve a years-old quarrel over alleged airline subsidies, seven individuals familiar with the deal said Monday, as Qatar’s government works to defuse tensions with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
January 29, 2018 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Qatar have reached a deal to resolve a years-old quarrel over alleged airline subsidies, seven individuals familiar with the deal said Monday, as Qatar's government works to defuse tensions with the Trump administration. The agreement will see state-owned...
Read More
January 29, 2018 - 10:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House followed up on the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by passing legislation Monday that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to promptly report abuse claims to law enforcement. Nassar was sentenced last week to up to 175 years in prison...
Read More
January 29, 2018 - 10:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a bill before Congress to requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to promptly report abuse claims to law enforcement (all times local): 10 p.m. The House has followed up on the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by passing legislation that...
Read More
Mark Ruffalo shows his T-shirt reading "We are all dreamers" during the "People's State of the Union" event at The Town Hall in New York, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
January 29, 2018 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities and activists have taken part in an evening of speeches and music in Manhattan billed as "The People's State of the Union." Monday's event was planned in response to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday. It was held at The Town Hall, a...
Read More
Rep. Adam Schiff, D- Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to members of the media, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brushing aside opposition from the Department of Justice, Republicans on the House intelligence committee have voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Russia investigation.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 29, 2018 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted Monday to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo...
Read More

Pages