National governments

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, buildings and a tour boat are reflected on the mirror behind an Apple logo during a preview event at a new Apple Michigan Avenue store, in downtown Chicago. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
January 17, 2018 - 4:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week. A letter filed with the court on Wednesday says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The...
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee wants former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to produce documents as part of its ongoing Russia probe, multiple sources said Wednesday...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence. The court on Wednesday dived into the case of Louisiana death row inmate Robert...
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FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 17, 2018 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and legislation to avert a government shutdown (all times local): 10:49 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail." The Wisconsin Republican is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 17, 2018 - 7:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of...
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Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. Turkey has been threatening to launch a new military offensive in Syria against Syrian Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers to be terrorists because of their affiliation with outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turkey.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
January 17, 2018 - 6:51 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of...
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FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 17, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to...
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FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 17, 2018 - 1:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback comes as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect...
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 17, 2018 - 1:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman. The development brought to the...
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