Government contracts

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks about the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Records show the Interior Department spent nearly $139,000 last year for construction at the agency that was labeled on a work order as “Secretary’s Door.” A spokeswoman for Zinke did not provide answers on March 8, 2018, to questions about whether changes had been made to a door in the secretary’s office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 08, 2018 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke was not aware of the contract for the work prior to a request about it from The Associated Press, spokeswoman Heather Swift said. The project was...
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In this Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials and President Donald Trump about infrastructure in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Senate Democrats are pressing Pruitt on whether a key member of his security team improperly steered a government contract to a personal business associate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 06, 2018 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pressing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on whether a key member of his taxpayer-funded security team improperly steered a government contract to a personal business associate. The Associated Press reported in December that EPA paid $3,000...
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March 06, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pressing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on whether a key member of his taxpayer-funded security team improperly steered a government contract to a personal business associate. The Associated Press reported in December that EPA paid $3,000...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide the next generation of presidential aircraft, the White House says. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Tuesday that the president negotiated a $3.9 billion "fixed price contract" for the new planes,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, residents walk through a security checkpoint into the Hotan Bazaar where a screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how modern big-data technology can be applied to policing, and potentially abused. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population. The rights group used publicly available...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, residents watch a convoy of security personnel and armored vehicles in a show of force through central Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how modern big-data technology can be applied to policing, and potentially abused. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:51 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population — and potentially abused. The rights group used...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who's been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media. His restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 9:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who's been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media. His restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 6:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the...
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Farkhanur Gavrilova, mother of Ruslan Gavrilov who is reported to have killed in Syria, looks on while speaking to the Associated Press in the village of Kedrovoye, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Gavrilova’s son Ruslan was one of seven men in this village of 2,300 who are believed to have joined a private military company called Wagner. The company reportedly was involved in an attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria on Feb. 7 and suffered devastating losses in a U.S. counterstrike. (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva)
February 15, 2018 - 1:55 pm
KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) — For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for the first time in the Syrian war. Gavrilova's son, 37-...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hold a joint news conference at the Griffith Observatory Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 10, 2018 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posed for a selfie with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and talked up ties between their two countries Saturday, the last day of his three-day swing through California. Dressed in shorts and athletic shirts, the two men spoke with reporters...
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