Government and politics

President Donald Trump accompanied by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, calls on a member of the media during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 19, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2016, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is is serving a 15-month prison term in a sexual abuse case, departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Hastert. The Illinois House unanimously approved the measure on Thursday, May 18, 2017, sending it to a supportive Gov. Bruce Rauner.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex-abuse cases, a change prosecutors and a victim of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert called for after Hastert was imprisoned for violating banking laws while trying to silence a student he abused decades ago...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. The first CIA captive subjected to harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11 attacks has made a last-minute decision not to testify about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Zubaydah was to testify Friday, May 19, 2017, at a court hearing for a fellow detainee, but his testimony was scrapped after a Thursday night meeting with his lawyers. They feared his testimony could create legal troubles for him in the future. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command)
May 19, 2017 - 12:17 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The first CIA captive subjected to harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11 attacks did not testify Friday about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a late-night discussion with his lawyers, who did not want him to take the stand. It would have been the...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York. Weiner will appear in federal court, Friday, May 19, 2017, to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 19, 2017 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, for a closed-door meeting with Senators a day after appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 19, 2017 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigtations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign connections with the Russians (all times local): 11:25 a.m. House members leaving a briefing by the deputy attorney general on the probe of connections between Russia and...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The U.S. and Israel are publicly brushing aside President Donald Trump’s reported sharing of a highly classified tip from Israel with Russia, but spy professionals on both sides are frustrated and fearful about the repercussions to a critical intelligence partnership. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 10:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump's relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York. Weiner will appear in federal court, Friday, May 19, 2017, to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 19, 2017 - 10:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former congressman Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers online ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, will appear in federal court Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with his online communications with...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court Friday to face criminal charges in connection with an investigation of his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the U.S. attorney's office in...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court Friday to face criminal charges in connection with an investigation of his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the U.S. attorney's office in...
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In this May 16, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House in Washington. The Trump administration faced growing calls Thursday for a forceful response to violence by Turkish presidential guards on American soil, who were briefly detained this week but then set free. The unseemly incident added to U.S.-Turkish tensions that are being compounded by a growing spat over U.S. war strategy against the Islamic State group in Syria. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 19, 2017 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing calls for a forceful response to violence on American soil by Turkish presidential guards who were briefly detained this week but then set free. The unseemly incident is adding to U.S.-Turkish tensions compounded by a spat over U.S. war...
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