Government and politics

California Gov. Gavin Newsom walks up up the center aisle of the Assembly Chambers to deliver his first of the State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 12, 2019 - 11:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named new leaders to top state posts in water, transportation and education policy. The appointments are among his latest moves to reshape state government in his first months in office. Newsom announced the new leaders Tuesday during his...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is prepped for the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Vanessa Tyson, a college professor who has accused Fairfax of sexual assault, will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 12, 2019 - 11:41 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is prepped for the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Vanessa Tyson, a college professor who has accused Fairfax of sexual assault, will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 12, 2019 - 11:38 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse...
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Investigators look over the area after a few New York City police officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a T-Mobile store in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. An official said one of them was killed. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
February 12, 2019 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in New York City (all times local): 10:55 p.m. New York City police say a detective was killed by friendly fire while responding to a report of an armed robbery. Police say Det. Brian Simonsen was shot at a T-Mobile store in the Richmond Hill...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Morrison says his government will reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk)
February 12, 2019 - 10:47 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. The...
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Investigators look over the area after a few New York City police officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a T-Mobile store in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
February 12, 2019 - 10:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police detective was shot and killed Tuesday night while responding to a report of a gunpoint robbery at a cellphone store, an official briefed on the matter told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo traders Joseph Lawler, left, and James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2019 - 10:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.5 percent to 21,185.59 in morning trading, while Australia's S...
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FILE - This file photo from June of 1971 shows the exterior of a fallout shelter built for 200 people on Amchitka Island, Alaska, the site of nuclear bomb testing in the 1960s and 1970s. The U.S. government conducted three underground nuclear tests on the island, located in Alaska's Aluetian chain, in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Energy department is responsible for long-term stewardship and monitoring of the sites. (AP Photo, file)
February 12, 2019 - 10:16 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest round of testing on Alaska's remote Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago, a federal official said Tuesday. Environmental samples tested in 2016...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is prepped for the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Vanessa Tyson, a college professor who has accused Fairfax of sexual assault, will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 12, 2019 - 9:58 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault told a Stanford University audience Tuesday night that she is "deeply disturbed" with attempts to discredit victims' credibility and encouraged victims to share their stories with each other...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2013, file photo, a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers are taken by barge to a jetty on Australia's Christmas Island. The Australian government said Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. (AP Photo, File)
February 12, 2019 - 9:56 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. The...
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