Government and politics

January 31, 2018 - 12:37 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday launched an urgent investigation into the loss of thousands of classified documents that were sold with two second-hand filing cabinets. The cabinets were sold by a Canberra furniture shop at a discount price because they were locked...
Read More
January 31, 2018 - 12:05 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has launched an urgent investigation into the loss of thousands of classified documents that were sold with two second-hand filing cabinets. Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported on Wednesday that the cabinets were sold by a Canberra furniture...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court in Boston. Chin, a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak, was cleared in October of second-degree murder charges, but convicted on dozens of other counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)
January 31, 2018 - 12:04 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts pharmacist convicted of mail fraud and racketeering in connection with a deadly meningitis outbreak is set to be sentenced. Prosecutors in Boston's federal court will ask a judge Wednesday to sentence Glenn Chin to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2012 outbreak...
Read More
FILE - This March 15, 2016 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass. Massachusetts gambling regulators are holding a special meeting to discuss sexual misconduct allegations against casino magnate Wynn, whose company is building a $2.4 billion casino outside Boston. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will receive an update on an investigation on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 31, 2018 - 12:04 am
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators are holding a special meeting to discuss sexual misconduct allegations against casino magnate Steve Wynn, whose company is building a $2.4 billion casino outside Boston. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will receive an update on an investigation on...
Read More
January 31, 2018 - 12:00 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam declared a California-based exile group a terrorist organization Wednesday a month after 15 local members were convicted in a failed bombing of the country's largest airport. The attempted attack at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City in April caused a scare...
Read More
South Korean skiers on the chartered flight wave to the media before taking off to North Korea at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 11:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. The chartered flight carrying a delegation of 45 — including 20 athletes, support staff and...
Read More
The chartered flight carrying South Korean skiers and officials, takes off for North Korea at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 11:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. The chartered flight carrying a delegation of 45 — including 20 athletes, support staff and...
Read More
Opposition leader Raila Odinga holds a bible aloft after swearing an oath during a mock "swearing-in" ceremony at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Odinga was sworn-in as "the people's president" during a mock "inauguration", in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term following the divisive 2017 election, and despite the government's warning that the event would be considered treason. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
January 30, 2018 - 11:10 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said Wednesday gunshots were fired at his home and a grenade detonated in what he described as "an assassination attempt." Musyoka told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday the attack occurred hours after his police security was...
Read More
January 30, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. The chartered flight carrying a delegation of 45 — including 20 athletes, support staff and...
Read More
Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, one wearing a mask, attend a mock "swearing-in" ceremony at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Odinga was sworn-in as "the people's president" during a mock "inauguration", in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term following the divisive 2017 election, and despite the government's warning that the event would be considered treason. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
January 30, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said Wednesday gunshots were fired at his home and a grenade detonated in what was "an assassination attempt." Musyoka told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday the attack occurred hours after his police security was withdrawn...
Read More

Pages