Government and politics

The area is packed with tourists as police secure the scene near a road barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in London, the day after a suspected terror attack, Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018. British counter-terrorism police are carrying out investigations after a car slammed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday.(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
August 16, 2018 - 4:22 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have been given more time to question the suspect in a car crash outside Parliament that injured three people. Salih Khater, a British citizen originally from Sudan, was arrested Tuesday after striking cyclists, then plowing his car into a security barrier. He is being...
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People walk past a Turkish flag on a mosque compound in Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Turkish government’s framing of its problems as an epic battle for sovereignty against outside enemies, particularly U.S. President Donald Trump, resonates among core supporters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
August 16, 2018 - 4:17 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish lira continued to rebound from record losses on Thursday a day after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investments to help Turkey's economy. The currency strengthened some 2 percent against the dollar, trading at around 5.85 per dollar, hours before Treasury and Finance...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leaves her court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Malaysian court has ordered the two women, Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah to enter their defense over the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother in a brazen assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 16, 2018 - 3:39 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until next year. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leaves her court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Malaysian court has ordered the two women, Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah to enter their defense over the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother in a brazen assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 16, 2018 - 2:13 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defense Thursday, extending the trial for several more months. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Doan and Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 16, 2018 - 1:27 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defense Thursday, extending the trial for several more months. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, 29, are accused of...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Ong)
August 16, 2018 - 1:14 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Indonesia's ambassador to Malaysia says he was shocked by a judge's ruling that evidence presented so far warranted...
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August 16, 2018 - 12:23 am
HAINES FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — New regulations are in effect at Kaaterskill Falls, a 230-foot (70-meter) two-tiered waterfall in the Catskills and one of the region's most popular destinations for centuries. The Department of Environmental Conservation says the rules and more than $1 million in safety...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gestures while speaking in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, at the polling place near his home on the day of the general election on July 29, 2018. The official results, being announced province-by-province and party-by-party Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, were certain to confirm a landslide victory by Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party, but critics called the election unfair because the only credible opposition force, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, could not contest the polls because it was dissolved by court order last year. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
August 15, 2018 - 11:27 pm
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Final results showed Cambodia's ruling party swept elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another term but reinforcing skepticism of the vote's legitimacy. The National Election Committee confirmed Wednesday the...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2015, file photo, water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev. U.S. government water managers said Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, that Lake Mead will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks in late 2019. Lake Mead is on the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people and 6,300 square miles of farmland in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming as well as Mexico. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 15, 2018 - 9:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019, officials said Wednesday. A forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation echoes...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Doan and Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 15, 2018 - 9:35 pm
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge's decision on whether to call them to enter their defense or acquit them of murder. A defense phase of the trial...
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