Government and politics

July 20, 2017 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has sentenced a protester to 2 ½ years in prison for throwing a brick at a riot policeman during an opposition rally earlier this year. The March 26 rally on Moscow's main street, organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was a rare unauthorized protest against...
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From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to members of the media outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, following a luncheon with President Donald Trump and other GOP leadership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are hunkering down in an eleventh-hour attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion. Around two dozen of them met for nearly three hours late Wednesday to try resolving their differences over repealing and replacing...
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July 20, 2017 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report suggests people might bolster their brain health by avoiding some key risks, starting in childhood, that are linked to dementia in old age. The report in the British journal Lancet raises the prospect that these lifestyle changes just might delay or even prevent about...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 19, 2017 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options. The senator had undergone surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and that clot turned out to be a sign...
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From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to members of the media outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, following a luncheon with President Donald Trump and other GOP leadership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2017 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an "Obamacare" repeal bill to sign. Senators responded by vowing to revive...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2017 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House panel on Wednesday approved a Republican fiscal plan that probably won't deliver on its promises to balance the budget, but would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall. The Budget Committee approved the measure by a party-line 22-14...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, during a "Made in America," roundtable event. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2017 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has decided to halt the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the regime of the nation's president Bashar al-Assad. Russia had long pushed the United States to end the program. The phasing out of the secret program...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, listens to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a press conference held after the talks of Netanyahu with heads of government of the Visegrad Group or V4 countries in the Pesti Vigado building in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, July19, 2017. Netanyahu is staying on a four-day official visit in Hungary. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 4:40 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley speaks at a news conference in St. Louis. Missouri Republicans are coalescing around Hawley as their favored candidate to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Clair McCaskill in 2018, which would set up a marquee contest between a wily incumbent and a fresh-faced political newcomer in a state that has trended conservative. (AP Photo/Jim Salter File)
July 19, 2017 - 2:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republicans have coalesced around Attorney General Josh Hawley as their favored candidate to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018, which would set up a marquee contest between a wily incumbent and an up-and-coming political newcomer in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2012, file photo, former then-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as he ends his campaign for president. The White House says that President Donald Trump is nominating Huntsman as ambassador to Russia. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 19, 2017 - 1:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says Moscow has given its consent to President Donald Trump's proposal to make Jon Huntsman the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Trump on Tuesday nominated Huntsman, a former ambassador to China and to Singapore, for the Moscow post. Deputy Foreign Minister...
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