Government

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed...

Government

The Latest: Roy Moore thanks Trump in new fundraising appeal

Trump Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Republican Roy Moore is touting President Donald Trump’s near-endorsement of him in a new fundraising email to supporters. The Republican Senate candidate...


Government

Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

Sexual Misconduct Democrats-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations...


Government

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Trump Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump’s near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign. A Thanksgiving-themed...


Government

US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

United States-Myanmar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh....


Government

Vote to oust Missouri education chief falls 1 vote short

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven said she’s looking forward to “the focus returning to educating our children” following a failed attempt Tuesday to remove her from office. State Board of Education members voted 4-4 during a closed meeting on the question of ousting...


Government

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

FCC-Net Neutrality

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on...


Government

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Sexual Harassment Conyers

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually...


Government

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

Immigration Temporary Status Haiti-1

MIAMI (AP) — Yolnick Jeune couldn’t sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump’s administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the...


Business

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

Trump-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a...


Government

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

Russia Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called it a “great call” Tuesday afternoon as he left...


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