Government and politics

People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 26, 2017 - 1:43 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country's vice president, who are vying to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in...
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FILE - In these 2017 file photo, three former South American soccer officials, from left, Manuel Burga, of Peru; Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil; and Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes, are shown outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The three are among the more than 40 soccer officials, businessmen and entities charged in a scandal that's shaken FIFA, soccer's governing body. (AP Photo/File)
December 26, 2017 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on FIFA bribery case in U.S. court (all times local): 12:45 p.m. An attorney says he knew the former South American soccer official he represents is innocent, but he expected a jury to convict him anyway. Bruce Udolf says the Brooklyn federal court jury asked a question...
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December 26, 2017 - 12:44 pm
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Some recent moves by a northern New Jersey town could signal a shift in a dispute with Orthodox Jewish groups which has already prompted state and federal lawsuits. The Record reports Mahwah's township council reversed a sign ban this month and could vote to reverse a parks...
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People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 26, 2017 - 12:41 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in more than 70 years, the...
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FILE - This Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Nearly seven years into the conflict, the war in Syria seems on one level to be winding down, largely because of Russian-backed government victories and local cease-fires aimed at freezing the lines of conflict. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 26, 2017 - 11:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and opposition groups on Tuesday rejected Russia's proposed peace talks, accusing Moscow of failing to pressure its ally, President Bashar Assad, to end the conflict. In a series of statements, 40 rebel groups, including some of Syria's most prominent, as well as...
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FILE - This Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Nearly seven years into the conflict, the war in Syria seems on one level to be winding down, largely because of Russian-backed government victories and local cease-fires aimed at freezing the lines of conflict. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 26, 2017 - 10:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and opposition groups on Tuesday rejected Russia's proposed peace talks, accusing Moscow of failing to pressure its ally, President Bashar Assad, to end the conflict. In a series of statements, 40 rebel groups, including some of Syria's most prominent, as well as...
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ISRAEL OUT - Palestinian Ahed Tamimi Is escorted at a military court near Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. The 16-year-old girl who is seen in a video kicking and pushing two Israeli soldiers near her West Bank home is being celebrated by Palestinians as a symbol of a new generation resisting a 50-year-old Israeli occupation. (AP Photo/Oren Ziv)
December 26, 2017 - 9:56 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court has extended the detention of a Palestinian teen who was filmed kicking and slapping Israeli soldiers, footage that made her a national hero and sparked a debate in Israel about the soldiers' refusal to respond to her blows. Ahed Tamimi, a blonde 17-year-...
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FILE - This Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Nearly seven years into the conflict, the war in Syria seems on one level to be winding down, largely because of Russian-backed government victories and local cease-fires aimed at freezing the lines of conflict. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 26, 2017 - 9:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and opposition groups on Tuesday rejected Russia's proposed peace talks, accusing Moscow of failing to pressure its ally, President Bashar Assad, to end the conflict. In a series of statements, 40 rebel groups, including some of Syria's most prominent, as well as...
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December 26, 2017 - 9:42 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York National Guard says its honor guards are expected to have conducted more than 11,000 military funerals by the time 2017 ends. The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says the state's Army and National Guard will have conducted 11,170 funerals by the end of...
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In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, shakes hands with his counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (MENA via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 8:50 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Egypt said Tuesday the World Bank should be brought in to resolve tensions with Ethiopia over a massive dam on the Nile River that Egypt says threatens its water security. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke in Addis Ababa after a 10-month impasse over technical...
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