June 22, 2018 - 6:02 am
DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's president has refused to swear in 11 Cabinet ministers because of corruption investigations in a rocky beginning for a new government formed after a protracted political stalemate in the young nation. Taur Matan Ruak, a former president and independence fighter...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. A possible U.S. Senate vacancy in Arizona would be temporarily filled by a Republican appointee in the event of the death of Sen. John McCain, who is battling cancer, but it's unclear whether an election would be held in November or 2020. Arizona law requires the governor to appoint someone of the same political party if there is a vacancy. The seat will then be on the ballot for the next general election, but there's conflicting views on whether that means this fall or in 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 16, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump speaks behind a sign at a fundraising event in Des Moines, Iowa, at Drake University during Trump's campaign for president. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a lawsuit Wednesday June 13, 2018, accusing Trump of illegally using his charitable foundation to pay legal settlements related to his golf clubs and to bolster his presidential campaign. The complaint said the Iowa event, held in lieu of Trump participating in a televised debate the same day, which billed itself as allowing donors to make charitable contributions to veterans’ organizations was, in reality, a Trump campaign event in which the Trump Foundation shouldn’t have participated. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 14, 2018 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity's money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White House. The president called the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018 file photo, Jordanian riot police and security forces scuffle with protesters during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in Amman. Jordan’s new prime minister, Omar Razzaz, won’t have much time to deliver on promises to rescind a proposed tax increase and implement economic reforms with more consideration for the country’s struggling poor and middle class. Union leaders who toppled the previous prime minister last week through widespread protests say they will go back to the streets if Razzaz does not deliver. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh, File)
June 14, 2018 - 8:32 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on Jordan's economy (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Jordan's new prime minister has sworn in his Cabinet as he begins the difficult task of reforming the country's struggling economy. Omar Razzaz took office last week after widespread protests over a proposed tax...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. EPAemails show Administrator Pruitt's top aides were told to review public records releases under the Freedom of Information Act. The emails from EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson and a top legal counsel lay out a system for Pruitt's political appointees to review any FOIA record releases. A senior House Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, says he’s concerned Pruitt is avoiding releasing public records. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top political appointees of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed that they review in advance all of the public records released by the agency under the Freedom of Information Act, according to EPA emails disclosed Monday by a senior House Democrat...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump hands a pen to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., right, after signing the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Heitkamp, in one of the most challenging Senate re-election races this year, mixes pro-Trump record with Democratic leanings, though describing them as non-partisan and not part of Democratic resistance movement. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 11, 2018 - 1:55 am
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp has no patience for resisting. That's what the North Dakota Democrat says, though resistance also is a luxury Heitkamp can little afford in one of the nation's most Donald Trump-friendly states. The first-term U.S. senator, among the most vulnerable in her party...
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Protesters gather for a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in Amman, early Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and reportedly tapped a leading reformer as a successor, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests in recent years, which are also seen as a potential challenge to his two-decade-old rule. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 05, 2018 - 3:53 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday appointed a new prime minister, the royal palace said, naming a leading reformer as head of government in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government protests in recent years. Cabinet member Omar Razzaz, a Harvard-educated former senior...
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Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez steps out to meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko before their meeting at the Moncloa palace in Madrid, Monday, June 4, 2018. Opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez won the vote last week to replace Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister, in the first ouster of a serving Spanish leader by parliament in four decades of democracy. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 05, 2018 - 6:15 am
MADRID (AP) — A Socialist party official in Spain says European Parliament ex-president Josep Borrell will become foreign minister in the new government. Jose Luis Abalos, the party's organizational secretary, on Tuesday confirmed a handful of names in Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Cabinet, which...
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