Government and politics

Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, follows Spain's King Felipe VI into a meeting at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019. Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. (Ballesteros, Pool photo via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 7:19 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister is asking voters for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties Wednesday in parliament "on Nov. 10 when we will be forced back to the...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, left, shakes hands with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker leans forward Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg. Members of the European Parliament discuss the current state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 7:14 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:05 p.m. EU lawmakers have adopted a non-binding resolution supporting another extension to the Brexit deadline if Britain requests it. After a three-hour debate Wednesday, lawmakers voted 544 in favor, 126 against with 38...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., arrives to speak to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 18, 2019 - 6:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-...
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Ant-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court in London, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 18, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government was back at the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal. It's the second day of a historic...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressees his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 18, 2019 - 6:31 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job. The election's seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he'll insist upon a...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France, as members of the European Parliament discuss the current state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 6:30 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,...
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This Feb. 14, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows a 7-mile back up on the South bound Interstate 5, as it reopens to traffic in Maxwell in Colusa County, Calif. The Trump administration is poised revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 6:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses Parliament Members during a session at the European Parliament Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 6:11 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The head of an influential German industry organization is warning of granting Britain a last-minute extension on leaving the European Union. The head of the Federation of German Industries, Joachim Lang, said Wednesday...
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Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 18, 2019 - 6:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at left by Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 18, 2019 - 5:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a...
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