Government and politics

July 07, 2018 - 11:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sounding an alarm about state finances. The Democrat released a report last week on the current state budget and financial plan that showed state spending is on track to outpace revenues. DiNapoli, the state's top...
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July 07, 2018 - 10:32 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the country's top media regulator to be summoned for questioning over his decision to issue a gag order on corruption allegations made against a children's cancer hospital. In a Saturday statement, the chief public prosecutor said the decision by...
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Chinese Ambassador Lyu Jian, left, greets Chinese divers before sending them off to join a search mission for missing passengers from a capsized tourist boat in the water off Phuket, Thailand, Saturday, July 7, 2018. A search resumed for some 23 missing tourists on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 07, 2018 - 9:58 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heartbreaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of their mothers, as the search continued Saturday for 15 mostly Chinese tourists missing in...
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This frame grab from video provided on Saturday, July 7, 2018 by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows a convoy of Syrian military vehicles near the Naseeb border crossing with Jordan, in the southern province of Daraa, Syria. Syrian troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in Daraa and surrender the crossing. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 8:10 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier following a crushing two-week offensive, and after...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, bound for the House of Commons to face Prime Minister's Questions, Wednesday July 4, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 8:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister is claiming victory in her bid to unite her fractious Cabinet behind her latest Brexit policy, but many hurdles lie ahead. Theresa May is seeking to squelch public dissent from Conservative Party colleagues by warning ministers she will no longer tolerate...
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July 07, 2018 - 7:53 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A compact Hurricane Beryl, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, was on a path early Saturday that would carry it over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend and into the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year's...
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Woman protesters stage a rally to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and footage taken by hidden cameras, which they say have women living in constant anxiety and distress, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Ryu Hyo-lim/Yonhap via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 7:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Korean women gathered in Seoul on Saturday to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and video taken by hidden cameras, which they say has women living in constant anxiety and distress. Police said about 18,000 took part...
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Revellers run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 07, 2018 - 6:17 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man who was gored and three others who were trampled in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival were hospitalized Saturday, officials in the Spanish city of Pamplona said. Among those receiving medical treatment is a 20-year-old Canadian man with...
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This Thursday, July 5, 2018 photo provided by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Daraa province, southern Syria. Syrian state media and a war monitor said Friday that government forces have captured new areas along the border with Jordan and are on the verge of reaching a main crossing between the two countries. (Nabaa Media, via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 6:13 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier following a crushing two-week offensive, and after...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, police patrol outside Iran's parliament building after an assault by several attackers that was claimed by the Islamic State group, in Tehran, Iran. Iran said Saturday, July 7, 2018, it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 07, 2018 - 5:19 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran executed eight men convicted over the 2017 Islamic State attack on parliament and the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founding ayatollah, the bloodiest terror attack to strike Tehran in decades, authorities said Saturday. The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only...
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