Government and politics

Mounted soldiers parade during a rehearsal for the procession of the upcoming wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, England, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Preparations are being made in the town ahead of the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will take place in Windsor on Saturday May 19.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 17, 2018 - 10:57 am
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle said Thursday that her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. The news came as British military personnel rehearsed for a gala procession through Windsor that will follow Saturday's...
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Visitors gather for a private viewing of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress," at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. The World War II bomber Memphis Belle is set to go on display for the first time since getting a yearslong restoration at the museum. The B-17 “Flying Fortress” will be introduced Thursday morning as the anchor of an extensive exhibit in the Dayton-area museum’s World War II gallery. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 17, 2018 - 10:20 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of visitors turned out to at the Air Force Museum to see the World War II bomber Memphis Belle, and the legendary aircraft rarely has looked better. The plane went on public display at the museum near Dayton, Ohio, for the first time on Thursday morning after a...
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May 17, 2018 - 9:59 am
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state lawmaker has been accused of choking a political challenger during a chance encounter at a restaurant. The Lowell Sun reports that Randy Meas made the allegation against Democratic state Rep. Rady Mom in a police report filed May 8. Meas alleges Mom...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017 photo steel pipes for the North Stream 2 pipeline are stacked in Mukran harbour in Sassnitz, Germany. American officials say a pipeline project between Russia and Germany risks triggering U.S. sanctions because of security concerns. Senior State Department diplomat Sandra Oudkirk says the United States opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because it could increase Russia's "malign influence" in Europe. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP, file)
May 17, 2018 - 9:57 am
MUKRAN, Germany (AP) — Sparks fly and machines whir as workers busily prepare thousands of steel pipes that will become part of a vast undersea pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast. The Nord Stream 2 project will double the amount of natural gas Russia can funnel...
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Liz Leivas, co-president of Tempe Education Association, right, gathers signatures Thursday, May 10, 2018 for ballot initiate to raise the income tax on wealthy earners to fund public education. Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are turning their attention to political activities after organizing in massive statewide teacher movements. (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels)
May 17, 2018 - 9:20 am
PHOENIX (AP) — As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging...
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Educators fill Bicentennial Plaza during a teachers rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Thousands of teachers rallied the state capital seeking a political showdown over wages and funding for public school classrooms. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers in North Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are bringing their fresh political willpower to the midterm elections after going on strike. North Carolina educators on Wednesday became the latest group to organize and rally at their state Capitol to demand increased...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook believes its policing system is better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda from its social network than it is at removing racist, sexist and other hateful remarks. The self-assessment on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, came three weeks after Facebook tried to give a clearer explanation of the kinds of posts that it won't tolerate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 17, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with leaders of the European parliament in a closed-door meeting next Tuesday about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company. Even though his visit had been...
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May 17, 2018 - 8:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. says the sale of its computer memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has cleared all anti-trust regulatory approval, including a final one it was awaiting from China. Toshiba said Thursday that means the deal,...
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May 17, 2018 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' data in political campaigns say the suspended head of the consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before a committee. Parliament's media committee said Thursday that Alexander Nix had accepted a...
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A Chinese microchip is seen through a microscope set up at the booth for the state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup project which is driving China's semiconductor ambitions during the 21st China Beijing International High-tech Expo in Beijing, China, Thursday, May 17, 2018. The Trump administration has threatened to impose tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese imports to punish Beijing over trade practices requiring American companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market. China has counterpunched by targeting $50 billion in U.S. products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 17, 2018 - 7:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China said Thursday it doesn't want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it's prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests. The comments by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman came after President...
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