Government and politics

People queue to enter the stadium for the inauguration ceremony of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. This is the second swearing-in of Mnangagwa in just nine months as a country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now more subdued after the reemergence of harassment of the opposition. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 5:08 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Sunday prepared to inaugurate a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The...
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People queue to enter the stadium for the inauguration ceremony of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. This is the second swearing-in of Mnangagwa in just nine months as a country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now more subdued after the reemergence of harassment of the opposition. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 4:53 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Sunday prepared to inaugurate a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The...
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August 26, 2018 - 4:44 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament has voted to sack the finance minister, dealing another blow to President Hassan Rouhani as he faces mounting discontent over the economy. Critics of the ousted finance minister, Masoud Karbasian, said the government had failed to do enough to shore up the...
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A soldier looks at a portrait of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the venue of his inauguration in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. This is the second swearing-in of Mnangagwa in just nine months as a country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now more subdued after the reemergence of harassment of the opposition.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 4:12 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Sunday prepared to inaugurate a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:33 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans have begun arriving at a national stadium for the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa after a bitterly disputed election. This is the second swearing-in of Mnangagwa in just nine months as a country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation into potential sexual abuse at two seminaries it hosts following misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other priests. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 26, 2018 - 3:13 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States has purportedly penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed...
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August 26, 2018 - 1:46 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States has penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed, but promoted...
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FILE- In this July 20, 2018 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during the inauguration of the newly-elected legislature, in Bogota, Colombia. Colombians are voting on Sunday, Aug. 25, in a first of a kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper echelons of power. The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of Colombia’s Congress members and to bring laws that make public spending more efficient and transparent. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:07 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are voting Sunday in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper echelons of power. The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden, asleep in her arms, after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey roared onto the Texas shore nearly a year ago, but it was a slow, rainy roll that made it a monster storm. Federal statistics show some parts of the state got more than 5 feet of rain in five days. Harvey killed dozens and swamped a section of the Gulf Coast that includes Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, causing billions of dollars in damage. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. With nearly all precincts reporting Saturday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2008, file photo, Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., uses a cheetah hand puppet to make her husband laugh as they ride the "Straight Talk Express" campaign bus to a polling station in Charleston, S.C., on the day of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary. Arizona Sen. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled brain cancer. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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