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  • Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

    Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:25:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff...(AP Photo/Matt York). Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff...
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.More >
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.More >
  • A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

    A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:25:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams smiles as she speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams smiles as she speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta.
    Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history.More >
    Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history.More >
  • Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:24:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson speaks to reporters at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Goodson and David Sterling, the chief counsel fo...(AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson speaks to reporters at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Goodson and David Sterling, the chief counsel fo...
    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending will drag on for another six months.More >
    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending will drag on for another six months.More >
  • Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

    Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:24:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration’s latest push to wring funding from Planned Parenthood and other federally ...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration’s latest push to wring funding from Planned Parenthood and other federally ...
    Trump offers catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics.More >
    Trump offers catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics.More >
  • Democrats relieved after Texas candidate loses House runoff

    Democrats relieved after Texas candidate loses House runoff

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:24:27 GMT
    (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP). Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District, hugs supporter Annie Arnoult as she arrives to vote in the primary runoff at St. Anneís Church, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Houst...(Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP). Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District, hugs supporter Annie Arnoult as she arrives to vote in the primary runoff at St. Anneís Church, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Houst...
    A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in Houston.More >
    A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in Houston.More >
  • The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

    The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:13 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:13:37 GMT
    Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis.More >
    Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis.More >
  • GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

    GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:54 AM EDT2018-05-23 07:54:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Republican primary candidate for governor approaches the podium to address supporters during an election night results party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Athens, Ga.(AP Photo/John Amis). Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Republican primary candidate for governor approaches the podium to address supporters during an election night results party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Athens, Ga.
    Any focus on Stacey Abrams chances of becoming the nation's first black female governor has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months.More >
    Any focus on Stacey Abrams chances of becoming the nation's first black female governor has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months.More >
  • Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

    Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:14 AM EDT2018-05-23 07:14:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday...
    President Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government.More >
    President Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government.More >
  • The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

    The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:06 AM EDT2018-05-23 07:06:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert). Global citizens movement Avaaz display life-sized Zuckerberg cutouts near the EU Commission to protest against fake Facebook accounts spreading disinformation on the platform, in Brussels, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Europ...(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert). Global citizens movement Avaaz display life-sized Zuckerberg cutouts near the EU Commission to protest against fake Facebook accounts spreading disinformation on the platform, in Brussels, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Europ...
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the internet giant's failure to prevent some of the internet tools it has developed from being misused.More >
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the internet giant's failure to prevent some of the internet tools it has developed from being misused.More >
  • Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

    Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:53 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:53:47 GMT
    A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations.More >
    A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations.More >
  • Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

    Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:05:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky. Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky, wants to run against the county clerk w...(AP Photo/Adam Beam, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky. Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky, wants to run against the county clerk w...
    A gay Kentucky man has lost his bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses despite a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.More >
    A gay Kentucky man has lost his bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses despite a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.More >
  • Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses

    Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:26:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Texas' primary runoff will test whether the national Democrati...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Texas' primary runoff will test whether the national Democrati...
    Texas' primary runoff will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.More >
    Texas' primary runoff will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.More >
  • Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

    Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:25:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seven months before his planned retirement, Ryan is facing growing disruption amo...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seven months before his planned retirement, Ryan is facing growing disruption amo...
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption in the ranks of Republican lawmakers.More >
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption in the ranks of Republican lawmakers.More >
  • History in Georgia as 4 states vote ahead of midterms

    History in Georgia as 4 states vote ahead of midterms

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:23:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel). In this May 21, 2018, photo, a roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark. Voters in four states are casting ball...(AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel). In this May 21, 2018, photo, a roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark. Voters in four states are casting ball...
    Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape.More >
    Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape.More >
  • The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

    The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:14:51 GMT
    (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP). Voters cast their ballots at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, May 22, 2018.(Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP). Voters cast their ballots at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
    Polls in eastern Kentucky have closed on another multi-state primary day ahead of the November midterms.More >
    Polls in eastern Kentucky have closed on another multi-state primary day ahead of the November midterms.More >
  • Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff

    Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:09:56 GMT
    (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP). Voters cast their ballots at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, May 22, 2018.(Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP). Voters cast their ballots at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
    Stacey Abrams won Georgia's Democratic primary in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, becoming the state's first woman nominee for governor from either major party.More >
    Stacey Abrams won Georgia's Democratic primary in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, becoming the state's first woman nominee for governor from either major party.More >
  • Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

    Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:07:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FBI Director Christopher Wray, right, leaves the White House, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FBI Director Christopher Wray, right, leaves the White House, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington.
    Top FBI, Justice Department officials agree to "review" highly classified information from Russia probe with lawmakers.More >
    Top FBI, Justice Department officials agree to "review" highly classified information from Russia probe with lawmakers.More >
  • Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

    Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:56:35 GMT
    Congress is moving to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House was to approve...More >
    Congress is moving to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House was to approve legislation to roll back the Dodd-Frank law.More >
  • Hillary Clinton to address New York Democrats

    Hillary Clinton to address New York Democrats

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:48 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:48:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit in New York. Clinton plans to address New York state Democrats at the party's nominating conv...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit in New York. Clinton plans to address New York state Democrats at the party's nominating conv...
    Hillary Clinton plans to address New York state Democrats at the party's nominating convention on Long Island.More >
    Hillary Clinton plans to address New York state Democrats at the party's nominating convention on Long Island.More >
  • Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

    Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:46:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wade Payne). In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challen...(AP Photo/Wade Payne). In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challen...
    Teachers in Kentucky could soon be taking politicians to school.More >
    Teachers in Kentucky could soon be taking politicians to school.More >
  • Teacher beats Kentucky House majority leader in GOP primary

    Teacher beats Kentucky House majority leader in GOP primary

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:20:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wade Payne). In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challen...(AP Photo/Wade Payne). In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challen...
    A high school math teacher is hoping to topple the majority leader of Kentucky's House of Representatives on a night when more than a dozen current or former teachers were on the ballot following a wave of...More >
    A high school math teacher is hoping to topple the majority leader of Kentucky's House of Representatives on a night when more than a dozen current or former teachers were on the ballot following a wave of education protests at state Capitols this spring.More >
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:45:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...
    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.More >
    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.More >
  • House Republicans divided as Ryan struggles to keep clout

    House Republicans divided as Ryan struggles to keep clout

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:25:06 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season.More >
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season.More >
  • Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

    Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:44:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). In this May 17, 2018, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stands off to the side before stepping up to the podium to deliver remarks to a small group of supporters near the capitol announcing the release of funds for the state'...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). In this May 17, 2018, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stands off to the side before stepping up to the podium to deliver remarks to a small group of supporters near the capitol announcing the release of funds for the state'...
    A Missouri House panel considering whether to try to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens has endorsed rules that would prohibit the governor's attorneys from cross-examining witnesses during a special legislative session.More >
    A Missouri House panel considering whether to try to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens has endorsed rules that would prohibit the governor's attorneys from cross-examining witnesses during a special legislative session.More >
  • The Latest: Trump addresses anti-abortion rights activists

    The Latest: Trump addresses anti-abortion rights activists

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:24:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington.
    President Donald Trump is talking up his decision to impose new restrictions on federally-funded family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood.More >
    President Donald Trump is talking up his decision to impose new restrictions on federally-funded family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood.More >
  • Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

    Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:57:00 GMT
    A recent federal case against a Pakistani man in Maryland may send ripples through the halls of power in Washington.More >
    A recent federal case against a Pakistani man in Maryland may send ripples through the halls of power in Washington.More >
  • Brazil leader scraps bid, supports ex-finance minister

    Brazil leader scraps bid, supports ex-finance minister

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:07:27 GMT
    Brazil's President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings.More >
    Brazil's President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings.More >
  • Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

    Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:04:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison). In this photo taken on May 17, 2018, an anti-abortion poster is hung on a lamppost outside the Google offices in Dublin, Ireland. In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate rages in Ireland over whether to lift the ...(AP Photo/Peter Morrison). In this photo taken on May 17, 2018, an anti-abortion poster is hung on a lamppost outside the Google offices in Dublin, Ireland. In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate rages in Ireland over whether to lift the ...
    Debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion.More >
    Debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion.More >
  • Ryan vents frustration over GOP infighting over immigration

    Ryan vents frustration over GOP infighting over immigration

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:47:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. Leaders of warring House R...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. Leaders of warring House R...
    Some conservative House Republicans warn Ryan about allowing moderates to push through a bipartisan immigration bill without strong GOP support.More >
    Some conservative House Republicans warn Ryan about allowing moderates to push through a bipartisan immigration bill without strong GOP support.More >
  • Resume of professor picked to be Italy's premier scrutinized

    Resume of professor picked to be Italy's premier scrutinized

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:06:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). In this photo taken on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Giuseppe Conte smiles during a meeting in Rome. Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indica...(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). In this photo taken on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Giuseppe Conte smiles during a meeting in Rome. Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indica...
    Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier.More >
    Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier.More >
  • DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

    DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:06:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). From left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, attend a meeting with President Donald Trump and a group of governors in the Blue Room of the White House ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). From left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, attend a meeting with President Donald Trump and a group of governors in the Blue Room of the White House ...
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she is unaware of intelligence concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.More >
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she is unaware of intelligence concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.More >
  • Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

    Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:57:01 GMT
    Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia's anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him.More >
    Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia's anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him.More >
  • Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

    Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:44:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File). FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris. Bardot and actress Sophie Marceau are leading animal welfare ...(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File). FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris. Bardot and actress Sophie Marceau are leading animal welfare ...
    Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food...More >
    Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday.More >
  • Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

    Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:16:14 GMT
    Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate.More >
    Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate.More >
  • Trump administration slams Venezuela's election as a "sham"

    Trump administration slams Venezuela's election as a "sham"

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-05-22 13:04:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday...
    The Trump administration is dismissing Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham" and vowing to take quick action to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered government.More >
    The Trump administration is dismissing Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham" and vowing to take quick action to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered government.More >
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:44 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:44:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...
    AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense...More >
    AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates.More >
  • Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

    Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:53:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters after the National Electoral Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the ...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters after the National Electoral Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the ...
    Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run.More >
    Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run.More >
  • Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

    Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-22 07:53:20 GMT
    The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections.More >
    The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections.More >
  • Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

    Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:54:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this July, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee.  An upcoming Justice Department inspector general report is expected to critic...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this July, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee. An upcoming Justice Department inspector general report is expected to critic...
    An upcoming inspector general report is expected to criticize the FBI, including former director James Comey, over a weeks-long delay in reviewing a newly discovered trove of Hillary Clinton emails in the days...More >
    An upcoming inspector general report is expected to criticize the FBI, including former director James Comey, over a weeks-long delay in reviewing a newly discovered trove of Hillary Clinton emails in the days before the 2016 presidential election.More >
  • Democrats add drain-the-swamp proposals to campaign agenda

    Democrats add drain-the-swamp proposals to campaign agenda

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:26:41 GMT
    Democratic leaders in Congress are adding an anti-corruption plank to their mid-term campaign agenda, with proposals to beef-up ethics laws, protect voting rights and overhaul campaign finance.More >
    Democratic leaders in Congress are adding an anti-corruption plank to their mid-term campaign agenda, with proposals to beef-up ethics laws, protect voting rights and overhaul campaign finance.More >
  • FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

    FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:26:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...
    Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes.More >
    Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes.More >
  • The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

    The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:03:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...
    President Donald Trump is meeting with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russia probe, and Christopher Wray, head of the FBI.More >
    President Donald Trump is meeting with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russia probe, and Christopher Wray, head of the FBI.More >
  • Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

    Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:22:29 GMT
    Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter and liberal force who wrote historic speeches for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson, has died at age 86.More >
    Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter and liberal force who wrote historic speeches for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson, has died at age 86.More >
  • Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

    Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:32:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the seedlings of...(AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the seedlings of...
    The 2018 midterm campaign shows signs of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House in 2020.More >
    The 2018 midterm campaign shows signs of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House in 2020.More >
  • School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday

    School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:25:46 GMT
    Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at his Santa Fe High School.More >
    Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at his Santa Fe High School.More >
  • The Latest: Trump aims to prevent 'fire sales' in Venezuela

    The Latest: Trump aims to prevent 'fire sales' in Venezuela

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:52:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gather at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday's presidential election...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gather at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday's presidential election...
    President Donald Trump has signed an order restricting the Venezuelan government's ability to liquidate assets in the aftermath of an election that the White House is calling a "sham.".More >
    President Donald Trump has signed an order restricting the Venezuelan government's ability to liquidate assets in the aftermath of an election that the White House is calling a "sham.".More >
  • Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

    Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:46:13 GMT
    Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have resolved a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer.More >
    Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have resolved a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer.More >
  • Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

    Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:43:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). In this photo taken on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Giuseppe Conte smiles during a meeting in Rome. Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indica...(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). In this photo taken on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Giuseppe Conte smiles during a meeting in Rome. Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indica...
    Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier.More >
    Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier.More >
  • 'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

    'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:26:27 GMT
    'Don't be mad at Claire': Missouri Democrat faces black voters' concerns.More >
    'Don't be mad at Claire': Missouri Democrat faces black voters' concerns.More >
  • Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

    Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:25:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File ). FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, the League party leader, Matteo Salvini, meets reporters in Milan, Italy. One of Italy’s two main populist leaders says he and his rival have finally agreed on who sho...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File ). FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, the League party leader, Matteo Salvini, meets reporters in Milan, Italy. One of Italy’s two main populist leaders says he and his rival have finally agreed on who sho...
    Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier.More >
    Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier.More >
  • Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:04:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...
    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.More >
    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.More >
  • Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

    Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:24:11 GMT
    Burundi's electoral commission says a majority of voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034.More >
    Burundi's electoral commission says a majority of voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034.More >
  • Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

    Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-05-21 13:36:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). In this May 20, 2018, photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams participates in a debate against Stacey Evans in Atlanta. In Georgia, black women will likely factor into one of the country's marquee political...(AP Photo/John Amis). In this May 20, 2018, photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams participates in a debate against Stacey Evans in Atlanta. In Georgia, black women will likely factor into one of the country's marquee political...
    In Georgia governor's race, black women seek to shape the state's political landscape.More >
    In Georgia governor's race, black women seek to shape the state's political landscape.More >
  • Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

    Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 13:02:43 GMT
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year.More >
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year.More >
  • US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

    US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:03 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:03:42 GMT
    (INE via AP). In this photo released by the National Electoral Institute (INE), presidential candidates, from left, independent Jaime Rodriguez, known as "El Bronco," Ricardo Anaya of the Forward for Mexico Coalition, Jose Antonio Meade, of the Institu...(INE via AP). In this photo released by the National Electoral Institute (INE), presidential candidates, from left, independent Jaime Rodriguez, known as "El Bronco," Ricardo Anaya of the Forward for Mexico Coalition, Jose Antonio Meade, of the Institu...
    Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate with all candidates insisting the relationship must be based on mutual respect.More >
    Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate with all candidates insisting the relationship must be based on mutual respect.More >
  • Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

    Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-05-21 07:04:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro makes the victory sign after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is se...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro makes the victory sign after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is se...
    Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once...More >
    Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.More >
  • The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

    The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-05-21 07:03:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro makes the victory sign after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is se...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro makes the victory sign after a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is se...
    Pope Francis is praying that "beloved" Venezuela's people and rulers will wisely choose peace and unity as the nation elects a new president.More >
    Pope Francis is praying that "beloved" Venezuela's people and rulers will wisely choose peace and unity as the nation elects a new president.More >
  • Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

    Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 06:13:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2016 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric who...(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2016 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric who...
    Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.More >
    Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.More >
  • Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

    Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:14:15 GMT
    (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File). FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Adam Putnam, Republican gubernatorial candidate makes a campaign stop at Kimmins Contracting in Tampa, Fla. Florida’s wide-open race for governor won’t be decided ...(Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File). FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Adam Putnam, Republican gubernatorial candidate makes a campaign stop at Kimmins Contracting in Tampa, Fla. Florida’s wide-open race for governor won’t be decided ...
    Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive TV ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws.More >
    Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive TV ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws.More >
  • 2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

    2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:53:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the seedlings of...(AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the seedlings of...
    Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.More >
    Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.More >
  • As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:42:09 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came...More >
    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.More >
  • The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe - and IG to widen query

    The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe - and IG to widen query

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:05:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). File - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). File - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether ...
    President's lawyer says special counsel Robert Mueller could conclude his probe by September if Trump agrees to an interview.More >
    President's lawyer says special counsel Robert Mueller could conclude his probe by September if Trump agrees to an interview.More >
  • Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

    Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:43:19 GMT
    (Iraqi Government via AP). In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, right, and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold a press conference in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday, May 20...(Iraqi Government via AP). In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, right, and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold a press conference in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday, May 20...
    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.".More >
    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.".More >
  • Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

    Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:53:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File ). FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, the League party leader Matteo Salvini, center, arrives to vote on a program with the 5-Star Movement that could clear the way to Italy's first populist government, in...(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File ). FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, the League party leader Matteo Salvini, center, arrives to vote on a program with the 5-Star Movement that could clear the way to Italy's first populist government, in...
    One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier _ neither of them.More >
    One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier _ neither of them.More >
  • Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

    Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:23:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Amel Emric). A man attends a rally with others waving Turkish and Bosnian flags, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Bosnian capital to address supporters living in Europe, ahea...(AP Photo/Amel Emric). A man attends a rally with others waving Turkish and Bosnian flags, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Bosnian capital to address supporters living in Europe, ahea...
    Turkey's president has addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.More >
    Turkey's president has addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.More >
  • McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are classified

    McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are classified

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:42:18 GMT
    Claire McCaskill defends vote against CIA director: Says specific reasons classified.More >
    Claire McCaskill defends vote against CIA director: Says specific reasons classified.More >
  • Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foes

    Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foes

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 12:41:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with international observers invited by Venezuela's electoral authority at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is seeking a...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with international observers invited by Venezuela's electoral authority at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 18, 2018. Maduro is seeking a...
    A look at President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates vying to become the next president of troubled Venezuela.More >
    A look at President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates vying to become the next president of troubled Venezuela.More >
  • Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

    Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:44:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy in California in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy in California in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington.
    President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign _ an allegation his own lawyer says might not be true.More >
    President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign _ an allegation his own lawyer says might not be true.More >
  • Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon

    Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:02:09 GMT
    New York's progressive Working Families Party has formally endorsed 'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon as its gubernatorial candidate _ challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.More >
    New York's progressive Working Families Party has formally endorsed 'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon as its gubernatorial candidate _ challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.More >
  • Immigration a fraught issue for GOP as midterms approach

    Immigration a fraught issue for GOP as midterms approach

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:53:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Freedom Caucus opposed...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Freedom Caucus opposed...
    The dust-up this past week in the House over immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for the GOP at a time when the party needs unity heading into pivotal elections in November.More >
    The dust-up this past week in the House over immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for the GOP at a time when the party needs unity heading into pivotal elections in November.More >
  • Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

    Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:24:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this May 16, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is not welcome everywhere as his party tries to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities. Republican ca...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this May 16, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is not welcome everywhere as his party tries to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities. Republican ca...
    Trump plans aggressive role in midterm elections, but he's not welcome everywhere.More >
    Trump plans aggressive role in midterm elections, but he's not welcome everywhere.More >
  • Manafort's ex-son-in-law busy with Mueller's investigation

    Manafort's ex-son-in-law busy with Mueller's investigation

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:47:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. It ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. It ...
    Paul Manafort's former son-in-law says he has been busy with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.More >
    Paul Manafort's former son-in-law says he has been busy with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.More >
  • Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

    Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:34:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - in this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s electoral commission says a political coalition le...(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - in this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s electoral commission says a political coalition le...
    Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results.More >
    Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results.More >
  • Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt

    Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-05-19 08:01:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy in California in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy in California in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington.
    President Donald Trump is citing news reports as evidence that the Justice Department spied on his 2016 campaign, tweeting "Really bad stuff!".More >
    President Donald Trump is citing news reports as evidence that the Justice Department spied on his 2016 campaign, tweeting "Really bad stuff!".More >
  • The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked

    The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:41 AM EDT2018-05-19 07:41:12 GMT
    (KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP). In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert...(KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP). In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert...
    Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school.More >
    Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school.More >
  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-05-19 07:32:45 GMT
    Law enforcement officers are responding to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus.More >
    Law enforcement officers are responding to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus.More >
  • Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

    Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:50:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox.More >
    President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox.More >
  • Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied

    Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:25:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Adam Beam). In this May 10, 2018, photo, David Ermold, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Rowan County clerk, pauses as he speaks in Morehead, Ky. He wants to challenge Kim Davis, the clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015 ...(AP Photo/Adam Beam). In this May 10, 2018, photo, David Ermold, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Rowan County clerk, pauses as he speaks in Morehead, Ky. He wants to challenge Kim Davis, the clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015 ...
    A gay man in Kentucky wants to run against Kim Davis, the county clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015.More >
    A gay man in Kentucky wants to run against Kim Davis, the county clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015.More >
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer gets Michigan renewable energy deal

    Billionaire Tom Steyer gets Michigan renewable energy deal

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:22:09 GMT
    Michigan's two dominant utilities have committed to increase the power they produce from wind and other renewable sources to 25 percent by 2030 under pressure from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.More >
    Michigan's two dominant utilities have committed to increase the power they produce from wind and other renewable sources to 25 percent by 2030 under pressure from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.More >
  • Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

    Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:52:18 GMT
    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.More >
    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.More >
  • Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

    Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-05-18 18:45:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Arizona Democratic District 27 Chair Fern Ward, right, and Vice Chair Maritza Saenz react to a speaker during their legislative meeting in Phoenix. For a decade, Democrats have said they were ...(AP Photo/Matt York). In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Arizona Democratic District 27 Chair Fern Ward, right, and Vice Chair Maritza Saenz react to a speaker during their legislative meeting in Phoenix. For a decade, Democrats have said they were ...
    For a decade, Democrats have said they were close to turning Arizona blue.More >
    For a decade, Democrats have said they were close to turning Arizona blue.More >
  • 1 year on, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhere

    1 year on, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhere

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:36:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in W...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in W...
    In the year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel, he hasn't uttered a word in public about his Russia investigation.More >
    In the year since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel, he hasn't uttered a word in public about his Russia investigation.More >
  • Mercer sisters liquidate beleaguered Cambridge Analytica

    Mercer sisters liquidate beleaguered Cambridge Analytica

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:52:00 GMT
    Cambridge Analytica, beleaguered data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, files for bankruptcy protection.More >
    Cambridge Analytica, beleaguered data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, files for bankruptcy protection.More >
  • Trump to deny funds to clinics that discuss abortion

    Trump to deny funds to clinics that discuss abortion

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-05-18 11:45:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...
    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.More >
    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.More >
  • Teachers channel momentum from strikes into midterm races

    Teachers channel momentum from strikes into midterm races

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:12 AM EDT2018-05-18 07:12:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels). Liz Leivas, co-president of Tempe Education Association, right, gathers signatures Thursday, May 10, 2018 for ballot initiate to raise the income tax on wealthy earners to fund public education. Thousands of teachers in Ariz...(AP Photo/Melissa Daniels). Liz Leivas, co-president of Tempe Education Association, right, gathers signatures Thursday, May 10, 2018 for ballot initiate to raise the income tax on wealthy earners to fund public education. Thousands of teachers in Ariz...
    As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections.More >
    As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections.More >
  • After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

    After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:51 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:51:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018, file photo, followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the poster, celebrate in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr’s militias fought and killed American...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018, file photo, followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the poster, celebrate in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr’s militias fought and killed American...
    Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr's militias fought and killed American troops who had invaded Iraq, the United States is preparing to work hand in hand with the charismatic Shiite cleric and his movement.More >
    Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr's militias fought and killed American troops who had invaded Iraq, the United States is preparing to work hand in hand with the charismatic Shiite cleric and his movement.More >
  • Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

    Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-05-18 05:03:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political schism in the Democratic Party is p...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political schism in the Democratic Party is p...
    Political divisions within the Democratic Party are playing out in the vote to confirm Trump's nominee to lead the CIA.More >
    Political divisions within the Democratic Party are playing out in the vote to confirm Trump's nominee to lead the CIA.More >
  • California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

    California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:56:46 GMT
    An outside investigation has cleared a California assemblywoman of allegations that she groped a male staff member who worked for another lawmaker.More >
    An outside investigation has cleared a California assemblywoman of allegations that she groped a male staff member who worked for another lawmaker.More >
  • Manafort's ex-son-in-law talking with Mueller's team

    Manafort's ex-son-in-law talking with Mueller's team

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:55:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. It ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. It ...
    A federal judge in Virginia has now joined the small group of Americans who know the details of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.More >
    A federal judge in Virginia has now joined the small group of Americans who know the details of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.More >
  • Cases against bikers struggle 3 years after Waco shootout

    Cases against bikers struggle 3 years after Waco shootout

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:31:13 GMT
    Three years after a gunfight in Waco killed nine bikers, Texas prosecutors are struggling to convict anyone in the deadliest biker shooting in U.S. history.More >
    Three years after a gunfight in Waco killed nine bikers, Texas prosecutors are struggling to convict anyone in the deadliest biker shooting in U.S. history.More >
  • 1 year into Russia probe, Washington is rattled, uncertain

    1 year into Russia probe, Washington is rattled, uncertain

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:03:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in W...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in W...
    A year into the probe, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhere at the same time.More >
    A year into the probe, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhere at the same time.More >
  • Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

    Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:15:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, file photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. Georgia officials have estimated it could cost over $100 million to adopt the mach...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, file photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. Georgia officials have estimated it could cost over $100 million to adopt the mach...
    As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid warnings of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.More >
    As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid warnings of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.More >
  • Trump: If FBI spied on my campaign, 'bigger than Watergate!'

    Trump: If FBI spied on my campaign, 'bigger than Watergate!'

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:35:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this May 5, 2018 photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Giuliani’s decision to join President D...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this May 5, 2018 photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Giuliani’s decision to join President D...
    Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani urges special counsel's team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of probe's one-year anniversary.More >
    Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani urges special counsel's team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of probe's one-year anniversary.More >
  • Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee

    Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-05-17 20:40:43 GMT
    British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before...More >
    British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time.More >
  • Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election

    Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election

    Thursday, May 17 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-05-17 19:42:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this May 11, 2018 photo, Vaceliza Villa holds a bag of raw chicken skin in an outdoor market, as a boisterous electoral campaign marches past, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I really don’t care what happens on Sunday,” said Villa...(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this May 11, 2018 photo, Vaceliza Villa holds a bag of raw chicken skin in an outdoor market, as a boisterous electoral campaign marches past, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I really don’t care what happens on Sunday,” said Villa...
    Despite pleas from the candidates ahead of Venezuela's presidential election, apathy could play a large role among voters opting to stay home as Venezuelans endure the worst political and economic crisis in their...More >
    Despite pleas from the candidates ahead of Venezuela's presidential election, apathy could play a large role among voters opting to stay home as Venezuelans endure the worst political and economic crisis in their country's history.More >
  • Lawmaker accused of choking political rival at restaurant

    Lawmaker accused of choking political rival at restaurant

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:24:17 GMT
    A state lawmaker from Lowell has been accused of choking a political challenger during a chance encounter at a restaurant.More >
    A state lawmaker from Lowell has been accused of choking a political challenger during a chance encounter at a restaurant.More >
  • Warren challenger ends lawsuit over 'fake Indian' sign

    Warren challenger ends lawsuit over 'fake Indian' sign

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:40:27 GMT
    A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is ending a lawsuit he filed against Cambridge last month after city officials asked him to remove a sign from a campaign bus.More >
    A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is ending a lawsuit he filed against Cambridge last month after city officials asked him to remove a sign from a campaign bus.More >
  • Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

    Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:26:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). In this April 17, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.  Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he didn’t ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). In this April 17, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he didn’t ...
    Donald Trump Jr. told a Senate panel that he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election, and that he can't recall whether he...More >
    Donald Trump Jr. told a Senate panel that he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election, and that he can't recall whether he discussed the probe with his father.More >
  • Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034

    Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:25:03 GMT
    Burundi votes in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president's rule until 2034.More >
    Burundi votes in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president's rule until 2034.More >
  • AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

    AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-05-17 14:16:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, p...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, p...
    Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race.More >
    Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race.More >
  • New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

    New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-05-17 13:50:08 GMT
    New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip.More >
    New Zealand's government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip.More >
  • Trump rails against California for its immigration policies

    Trump rails against California for its immigration policies

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-05-17 12:43:27 GMT
    President Donald Trump is hammering California for its sanctuary policies in his latest push to resist the "resistance" to his presidency.More >
    President Donald Trump is hammering California for its sanctuary policies in his latest push to resist the "resistance" to his presidency.More >
  • Pennsylvania governor gets to know imposing new ticket mate

    Pennsylvania governor gets to know imposing new ticket mate

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:10 AM EDT2018-05-17 09:10:04 GMT
    Pennsylvania's governor is getting to know his new running mate better, a day after Democrats voted to replace the incumbent lieutenant governor with the 6-foot-8 mayor of an economically struggling steel mill town.More >
    Pennsylvania's governor is getting to know his new running mate better, a day after Democrats voted to replace the incumbent lieutenant governor with the 6-foot-8 mayor of an economically struggling steel mill town.More >
  • Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

    Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-05-17 04:33:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Democratic 2nd District House candidate Kara Eastman is hugged by her campaign manager Ben Onkka, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as she holds a slim lead over Brad Ashford in the primary election. Omaha-area voters are s...(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Democratic 2nd District House candidate Kara Eastman is hugged by her campaign manager Ben Onkka, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as she holds a slim lead over Brad Ashford in the primary election. Omaha-area voters are s...
    Democratic voters are choosing decidedly liberal candidates in some primary elections for House races viewed as key to the congressional majority.More >
    Democratic voters are choosing decidedly liberal candidates in some primary elections for House races viewed as key to the congressional majority.More >
  • The Latest: Trump Jr. saw no issue with Trump Tower meeting

    The Latest: Trump Jr. saw no issue with Trump Tower meeting

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:20:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York.  Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York. Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he ...
    Donald Trump Jr. says doesn't remember a lot when it comes to the circumstances around a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian attorney.More >
    Donald Trump Jr. says doesn't remember a lot when it comes to the circumstances around a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian attorney.More >
  • Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

    Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:11:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Democratic 2nd District House candidate Kara Eastman is hugged by her campaign manager Ben Onkka, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as she holds a slim lead over Brad Ashford in the primary election. Omaha-area voters are s...(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Democratic 2nd District House candidate Kara Eastman is hugged by her campaign manager Ben Onkka, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as she holds a slim lead over Brad Ashford in the primary election. Omaha-area voters are s...
    Democratic voters are choosing decidedly liberal candidates in some primary elections for House races viewed as key to the congressional majority.More >
    Democratic voters are choosing decidedly liberal candidates in some primary elections for House races viewed as key to the congressional majority.More >
  • The Latest: Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality'

    The Latest: Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality'

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:50:04 GMT
    The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration's ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content.More >
    The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration's ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content.More >
  • The Latest: GOP leaders warn against immigration roll calls

    The Latest: GOP leaders warn against immigration roll calls

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:32:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, left, listensas President Donald Trump speaks to California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez during a roundtable on immigration policy in California, in the Cabinet Room of the White Hou...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, left, listensas President Donald Trump speaks to California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez during a roundtable on immigration policy in California, in the Cabinet Room of the White Hou...
    House GOP leaders are warning rebellious Republicans that forcing roll calls on immigration could damage the party by weakening conservatives' enthusiasm for voting in this fall's midterm elections.More >
    House GOP leaders are warning rebellious Republicans that forcing roll calls on immigration could damage the party by weakening conservatives' enthusiasm for voting in this fall's midterm elections.More >
  • Iraqis protest in Kirkuk over alleged voting fraud

    Iraqis protest in Kirkuk over alleged voting fraud

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:42:27 GMT
    Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside an election office in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to protest alleged fraud in last week's parliamentary elections.More >
    Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside an election office in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to protest alleged fraud in last week's parliamentary elections.More >
  • Virginia Republicans at odds - and throats - in Trump era

    Virginia Republicans at odds - and throats - in Trump era

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:33:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart, right, gestures as Del. Nick Freitas listens during a debate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.  The vicious tenor of the 2016...(AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart, right, gestures as Del. Nick Freitas listens during a debate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The vicious tenor of the 2016...
    The vicious tenor of the 2016 GOP presidential primary is being matched by Virginia's raucous congressional primaries.More >
    The vicious tenor of the 2016 GOP presidential primary is being matched by Virginia's raucous congressional primaries.More >
  • The Latest: Trump celebrates Barletta, Fischer primary wins

    The Latest: Trump celebrates Barletta, Fischer primary wins

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:52:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Paul Mango, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, campaigns in Canonsburg, Pa. Monday, May 14, 2018, the day before the Pennsylvania primary where he faces two other Republicans, Scott Wagner and Laura Ellsworth.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Paul Mango, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, campaigns in Canonsburg, Pa. Monday, May 14, 2018, the day before the Pennsylvania primary where he faces two other Republicans, Scott Wagner and Laura Ellsworth.
    Polls have closed across Pennsylvania, one of four states holding primary elections Tuesday.More >
    Polls have closed across Pennsylvania, one of four states holding primary elections Tuesday.More >
  • Giuliani's confusing media statements may hurt his business

    Giuliani's confusing media statements may hurt his business

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:13:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this May 5, 2018 photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Giuliani’s decision to join President D...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this May 5, 2018 photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Giuliani’s decision to join President D...
    Giuliani's decision to join Trump's legal team could backfire if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation.More >
    Giuliani's decision to join Trump's legal team could backfire if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation.More >
  • Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

    Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-05-16 14:42:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Malaysia jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim waves to supporters as he leaves a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia's king had agreed to pardon Anwar, who...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Malaysia jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim waves to supporters as he leaves a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia's king had agreed to pardon Anwar, who...
    Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory.More >
    Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory.More >
  • Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president's power

    Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president's power

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-16 14:02:28 GMT
    Fearing further bloodshed, Burundi faces Thursday vote on extending president's power.More >
    Fearing further bloodshed, Burundi faces Thursday vote on extending president's power.More >
  • Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

    Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-05-16 12:35:02 GMT
    A federal judge in Washington says special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.More >
    A federal judge in Washington says special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.More >
  • Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

    Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:24:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis, right, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU said Tuesday that they had filed a law...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis, right, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU said Tuesday that they had filed a law...
    Abortion-rights groups say they have challenged nation's most restrictive abortion law in Iowa.More >
    Abortion-rights groups say they have challenged nation's most restrictive abortion law in Iowa.More >
  • Nebraska Democrats pick Raybould to face GOP Sen. Fischer

    Nebraska Democrats pick Raybould to face GOP Sen. Fischer

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:52:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nebraska voters on Tue...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nebraska voters on Tue...
    Sen. Deb Fischer has notched an easy Republican primary victory despite challenges from four GOP candidates who sought to take her seat in deep-red Nebraska.More >
    Sen. Deb Fischer has notched an easy Republican primary victory despite challenges from four GOP candidates who sought to take her seat in deep-red Nebraska.More >
  • Lawmakers press Missouri governor probe despite dropped case

    Lawmakers press Missouri governor probe despite dropped case

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:23:38 GMT
    (AP Photo by Jim Salter). Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a new conference outside court on Monday, May, 14 2018, in St. Louis. Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Greitens but say they hope to refile the ...(AP Photo by Jim Salter). Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a new conference outside court on Monday, May, 14 2018, in St. Louis. Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Greitens but say they hope to refile the ...
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys say invasion-of-privacy case was crumbling under lack of evidence when charge was dropped; prosecutors say they'll still pursue case.More >
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys say invasion-of-privacy case was crumbling under lack of evidence when charge was dropped; prosecutors say they'll still pursue case.More >
  • Nebraska Democrats pick Raybould to face GOP Sen. Fischer

    Nebraska Democrats pick Raybould to face GOP Sen. Fischer

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:38:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nebraska voters on Tue...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nebraska voters on Tue...
    Sen. Deb Fischer has notched an easy Republican primary victory over four other GOP candidates, some of whom argued she wasn't conservative enough for deep-red Nebraska.More >
    Sen. Deb Fischer has notched an easy Republican primary victory over four other GOP candidates, some of whom argued she wasn't conservative enough for deep-red Nebraska.More >
  • Stormy Daniels' crowdfunding raises transparency questions

    Stormy Daniels' crowdfunding raises transparency questions

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:04:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, and her attorney Michael Avenatti talk to reporters outside federal court in New York City. The hundreds of th...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, and her attorney Michael Avenatti talk to reporters outside federal court in New York City. The hundreds of th...
    Stormy Daniels' unusual method of crowdfunding legal fees in her case against President Donald Trump raises transparency questions about who is actually supporting the legal fight.More >
    Stormy Daniels' unusual method of crowdfunding legal fees in her case against President Donald Trump raises transparency questions about who is actually supporting the legal fight.More >
  • Nebraska Sen. Fischer easily wins Republican primary

    Nebraska Sen. Fischer easily wins Republican primary

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-16 03:52:06 GMT
    Nebraska voters on Tuesday will pick US Senate nominees for both parties out of crowded fields of candidates who hope to claim the seat held by incumbent Republican Deb Fischer.More >
    Nebraska voters on Tuesday will pick US Senate nominees for both parties out of crowded fields of candidates who hope to claim the seat held by incumbent Republican Deb Fischer.More >
  • 4 states decide primaries; Trump's Senate pick wins in Pa.

    4 states decide primaries; Trump's Senate pick wins in Pa.

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-05-16 03:48:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Paul Mango, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, campaigns in Canonsburg, Pa. Monday, May 14, 2018, the day before the Pennsylvania primary where he faces two other Republicans, Scott Wagner and Laura Ellsworth.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Paul Mango, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, campaigns in Canonsburg, Pa. Monday, May 14, 2018, the day before the Pennsylvania primary where he faces two other Republicans, Scott Wagner and Laura Ellsworth.
    New district map prompts Pennsylvania primary scramble while Trump hopes his luck continues with Senate pick.More >
    New district map prompts Pennsylvania primary scramble while Trump hopes his luck continues with Senate pick.More >
  • GOP senators lunch with Trump, don't bring up McCain remark

    GOP senators lunch with Trump, don't bring up McCain remark

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-16 03:32:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks across the South Lawn to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 14, 2018, for a short trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Cente...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks across the South Lawn to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 14, 2018, for a short trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Cente...
    Trump's Capitol Hill lunch with Senate Republicans comes as the White House and its GOP allies try to coalesce around a political message ahead of the midterm elections.More >
    Trump's Capitol Hill lunch with Senate Republicans comes as the White House and its GOP allies try to coalesce around a political message ahead of the midterm elections.More >
  • Democrats seek counterweight to Trump's message in 2020

    Democrats seek counterweight to Trump's message in 2020

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-15 21:40:57 GMT
    An annual conference organized by a prominent Democratic think tank is offering an early glimpse at some of the Democrats plotting a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020.More >
    An annual conference organized by a prominent Democratic think tank is offering an early glimpse at some of the Democrats plotting a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020.More >
  • Lebanon's gay pride week brought to halt after crackdown

    Lebanon's gay pride week brought to halt after crackdown

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-05-15 19:31:53 GMT
    The organizer of Lebanon's struggling gay pride week has been briefly detained days into the celebrations and the rest of the festival's events cancelled.More >
    The organizer of Lebanon's struggling gay pride week has been briefly detained days into the celebrations and the rest of the festival's events cancelled.More >
  • Erdogan a battleground in Germany-Turkey soccer vote

    Erdogan a battleground in Germany-Turkey soccer vote

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-05-15 19:14:43 GMT
    (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP). In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, poses for a photo with Turkish Premier League soccer players Ilkay Gundogan, left, Mesut Ozil, second left, and Cenk ...(Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP). In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, poses for a photo with Turkish Premier League soccer players Ilkay Gundogan, left, Mesut Ozil, second left, and Cenk ...
    The strained diplomatic relations between Germany and Turkey have taken on a sporting dimension as the countries bid to host soccer's 2024 European Championship.More >
    The strained diplomatic relations between Germany and Turkey have taken on a sporting dimension as the countries bid to host soccer's 2024 European Championship.More >
  • Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

    Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-05-15 17:09:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the posters, celebrate in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, May 14, 2018. Iraq's electoral commission announces influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is the cur...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the posters, celebrate in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, May 14, 2018. Iraq's electoral commission announces influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is the cur...
    The coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced by the Iraqi electoral commission.More >
    The coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced by the Iraqi electoral commission.More >
  • AP to offer election voter survey to replace exit polls

    AP to offer election voter survey to replace exit polls

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:40:31 GMT
    The Associated Press will begin offering a new election voter survey designed to replace traditional exit polls, which have been criticized for accuracy in recent elections.More >
    The Associated Press will begin offering a new election voter survey designed to replace traditional exit polls, which have been criticized for accuracy in recent elections.More >
  • Russian company attacks Mueller indictment as baseless

    Russian company attacks Mueller indictment as baseless

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:42:57 GMT
    A Russian company indicted in the special counsel investigation says the government hasn't shown that it intentionally broke the law.More >
    A Russian company indicted in the special counsel investigation says the government hasn't shown that it intentionally broke the law.More >
  • Top Russian diplomat warns that Mueller probe hurts ties

    Top Russian diplomat warns that Mueller probe hurts ties

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:30:09 GMT
    A top Russian diplomat has dismissed the U.S. probe into possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia as "anti-Russian hysteria" and warned that it is hurting ties between the two countries.More >
    A top Russian diplomat has dismissed the U.S. probe into possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia as "anti-Russian hysteria" and warned that it is hurting ties between the two countries.More >
  • Ricketts seizes spotlight in buildup to Nebraska primary

    Ricketts seizes spotlight in buildup to Nebraska primary

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-05-15 13:41:30 GMT
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his conservative credentials on the national stage as he prepares for re-election.More >
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his conservative credentials on the national stage as he prepares for re-election.More >
  • Slovak President Kiska decides not to seek re-election

    Slovak President Kiska decides not to seek re-election

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-05-15 12:27:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File). FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo, Slovak President Andrej Kiska adjusts his ear phone during a joint news conference with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. ...(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File). FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo, Slovak President Andrej Kiska adjusts his ear phone during a joint news conference with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. ...
    Slovak President Andrej Kiska says he will not seek a second term in office in next year's presidential election.More >
    Slovak President Andrej Kiska says he will not seek a second term in office in next year's presidential election.More >
  • Malaysia's jailed opposition icon to make spectacular return

    Malaysia's jailed opposition icon to make spectacular return

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 7:29 AM EDT2018-05-15 11:29:46 GMT
    (AP Photo, File). FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, former Deputy Prime Minister and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, smiles as he arrive at court house in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s historic change of government paves the way for an extr...(AP Photo, File). FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, former Deputy Prime Minister and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, smiles as he arrive at court house in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s historic change of government paves the way for an extr...
    Malaysia's historic change of government paves the way for an extraordinary comeback for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, who played a key role in helping to secure the election victory and has become a prime...More >
    Malaysia's historic change of government paves the way for an extraordinary comeback for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, who played a key role in helping to secure the election victory and has become a prime minister in waiting.More >
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric gained ground with nationalist voice

    Iraqi Shiite cleric gained ground with nationalist voice

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-05-15 09:19:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - in this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces aft...(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - in this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces aft...
    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces after the 2003 U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein, appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career with a...More >
    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces after the 2003 U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein, appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career with a strong showing in last weekend's election.More >
  • Ukraine computer involved in Tennessee elections attack

    Ukraine computer involved in Tennessee elections attack

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:29 AM EDT2018-05-15 05:29:55 GMT
    A cyber security firm says "a specific attack" was among the possible reasons for the crash of a website that was reporting results in a Tennessee county's primary elections.More >
    A cyber security firm says "a specific attack" was among the possible reasons for the crash of a website that was reporting results in a Tennessee county's primary elections.More >
  • The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

    The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-05-15 04:40:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Istanbul, against the move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018. Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, US President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Istanbul, against the move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018. Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, US President Donald Tr...
    The Turkish Embassy in Washington says the Turkish ambassador to the United States is being called home over the Trump administration moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.More >
    The Turkish Embassy in Washington says the Turkish ambassador to the United States is being called home over the Trump administration moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.More >
  • The Latest: Missouri lawmakers to continue Greitens review

    The Latest: Missouri lawmakers to continue Greitens review

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-15 01:15:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., where discussed having an extramarital affair before ta...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., where discussed having an extramarital affair before ta...
    Prosecutors have dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but say they plan to re-file the case with a special prosecutor.More >
    Prosecutors have dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but say they plan to re-file the case with a special prosecutor.More >
  • Illinois governor seeks to reinstate death penalty

    Illinois governor seeks to reinstate death penalty

    Monday, May 14 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-05-14 23:48:43 GMT
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate the death penalty in the state.More >
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate the death penalty in the state.More >
  • Wisconsin again finds secret video shows no election fraud

    Wisconsin again finds secret video shows no election fraud

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:23:55 GMT
    The state Department of Justice has again concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist reveal no evidence of election fraud.More >
    The state Department of Justice has again concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist reveal no evidence of election fraud.More >
  • The Latest: OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem

    The Latest: OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:19:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). Relatives of 15 year-old Palestinian Jamal Afaneh mourn over his body at the family house during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Afaneh died from his injuries after being shot on Fr...(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). Relatives of 15 year-old Palestinian Jamal Afaneh mourn over his body at the family house during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Afaneh died from his injuries after being shot on Fr...
    Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary has expressed concern that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel could escalate tensions in the Middle East.More >
    Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary has expressed concern that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel could escalate tensions in the Middle East.More >
  • Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

    Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:38:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Coburn announced his support of an anti-tax group Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite. The anti-tax group is tak...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Coburn announced his support of an anti-tax group Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite. The anti-tax group is tak...
    A group that represents Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an anti-tax group's effort to overturn a tax-hike package approved by the Legislature this year to fund teacher pay raises.More >
    A group that represents Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an anti-tax group's effort to overturn a tax-hike package approved by the Legislature this year to fund teacher pay raises.More >
  • Catalonia's lawmakers pick fervent separatist as new chief

    Catalonia's lawmakers pick fervent separatist as new chief

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:05:26 GMT
    Catalonia's lawmakers are meeting to end more than six months of leadership vacuum by voting in a fervent separatist as the new chief of the restive region, setting the scene for a new confrontation with Spain.More >
    Catalonia's lawmakers are meeting to end more than six months of leadership vacuum by voting in a fervent separatist as the new chief of the restive region, setting the scene for a new confrontation with Spain.More >
  • No deal yet: Italy's populist leaders differ on key issues

    No deal yet: Italy's populist leaders differ on key issues

    Monday, May 14 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-05-14 19:07:57 GMT
    (Flavio Lo Scalzo/ANSA via AP). Leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, talks with journalists at the end of a meeting with Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 12, 2018.(Flavio Lo Scalzo/ANSA via AP). Leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, talks with journalists at the end of a meeting with Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 12, 2018.
    Italy's rival populist leaders were summoned to the presidential palace on Monday to report on whether have nailed down a coalition deal to give the nation a government, more than 10 weeks after an inconclusive...More >
    Italy's rival populist leaders were summoned to the presidential palace on Monday to report on whether have nailed down a coalition deal to give the nation a government, more than 10 weeks after an inconclusive election.More >
  • Romney: Jeffress wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer

    Romney: Jeffress wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-05-14 13:58:30 GMT
    Senate candidate Mitt Romney says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he is a "religious bigot.".More >
    Senate candidate Mitt Romney says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he is a "religious bigot.".More >
  • The Latest: Secessionist Torra is chosen to lead Catalonia

    The Latest: Secessionist Torra is chosen to lead Catalonia

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-05-14 13:58:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Separatist lawmaker Quim Torra, candidate for regional president, arrives at a parliamentary session in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 12, 2018. The Catalan parliament said Friday that Torra is set to be put forward for el...(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Separatist lawmaker Quim Torra, candidate for regional president, arrives at a parliamentary session in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 12, 2018. The Catalan parliament said Friday that Torra is set to be put forward for el...
    Catalan presidential hopeful Quim Torra says he will work toward building an independent republic if he is elected as the new chief of the restive region, as expected in a Monday parliamentary vote.More >
    Catalan presidential hopeful Quim Torra says he will work toward building an independent republic if he is elected as the new chief of the restive region, as expected in a Monday parliamentary vote.More >
  • Facebook ads show Russian effort to stoke political division

    Facebook ads show Russian effort to stoke political division

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-05-14 10:09:00 GMT
    Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency.More >
    Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency.More >
  • Shiite cleric Sadr leads in Iraq's initial election results

    Shiite cleric Sadr leads in Iraq's initial election results

    Monday, May 14 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-05-14 05:56:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq,  Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...(AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...
    Iraq's election commission says the results of the first national vote since declaring victory over the Islamic State group are expected within two days.More >
    Iraq's election commission says the results of the first national vote since declaring victory over the Islamic State group are expected within two days.More >
  • South Dakota could be first state to tweak 'Marsy's Law'

    South Dakota could be first state to tweak 'Marsy's Law'

    Monday, May 14 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-14 04:59:19 GMT
    (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 photo ,Kelli Peterson, a victim witness assistant with the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office, speaks to a victim of a crime over the phone in the Minnehaha County Administr...(Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 photo ,Kelli Peterson, a victim witness assistant with the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office, speaks to a victim of a crime over the phone in the Minnehaha County Administr...
    South Dakota voters to decide whether to change state's "Marsy's Law" to cut down on unforeseen bureaucratic problems the victims rights amendment has caused.More >
    South Dakota voters to decide whether to change state's "Marsy's Law" to cut down on unforeseen bureaucratic problems the victims rights amendment has caused.More >
  • Missouri governor's troubles trace to action in spring 2015

    Missouri governor's troubles trace to action in spring 2015

    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-05-14 03:48:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., where discussed having an extramarital affair before ta...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., where discussed having an extramarital affair before ta...
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is facing a felony trial this week and numerous other troubles that all trace to spring 2015.More >
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is facing a felony trial this week and numerous other troubles that all trace to spring 2015.More >
  • The Latest: Iraqi cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

    The Latest: Iraqi cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

    Sunday, May 13 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-05-13 23:17:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq,  Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...(AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...
    Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the current front-runner in national elections with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces.More >
    Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the current front-runner in national elections with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces.More >
  • UK lawmakers summon ex-Cambridge Analytica chief to testify

    UK lawmakers summon ex-Cambridge Analytica chief to testify

    Sunday, May 13 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-05-13 19:28:09 GMT
    British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns have issued a summons for the former head of data firm Cambridge Analytica after he declined to answer their questions.More >
    British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns have issued a summons for the former head of data firm Cambridge Analytica after he declined to answer their questions.More >
  • Congressional candidate says 'F--- the NRA' in TV ad

    Congressional candidate says 'F--- the NRA' in TV ad

    Sunday, May 13 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-05-13 16:57:32 GMT
    A Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico is using an expletive in television ads to condemn the National Rifle Association and inaction by U.S. lawmakers on gun control.More >
    A Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico is using an expletive in television ads to condemn the National Rifle Association and inaction by U.S. lawmakers on gun control.More >
  • In Kentucky, an early test of teachers' new political power

    In Kentucky, an early test of teachers' new political power

    Sunday, May 13 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-05-13 16:57:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File). FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system in Frankfort, Ky. Thousa...(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File). FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system in Frankfort, Ky. Thousa...
    Teachers hoping to sustain their momentum from spring protests face an early test in Kentucky as scores of educators are running for seats in the state legislature.More >
    Teachers hoping to sustain their momentum from spring protests face an early test in Kentucky as scores of educators are running for seats in the state legislature.More >
  • Catalonia's radical separatists clear way for new leader

    Catalonia's radical separatists clear way for new leader

    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-05-13 15:45:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Separatist lawmaker Quim Torra, candidate for regional president, sits on his parliamentary seat during a parliamentary session in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 12, 2018. The Catalan parliament said Friday that Torra is s...(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Separatist lawmaker Quim Torra, candidate for regional president, sits on his parliamentary seat during a parliamentary session in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, May 12, 2018. The Catalan parliament said Friday that Torra is s...
    Catalonia's most radical separatists have said they will allow candidate Quim Torra to be elected as the restive Spanish region's new leader on Monday.More >
    Catalonia's most radical separatists have said they will allow candidate Quim Torra to be elected as the restive Spanish region's new leader on Monday.More >
  • 26 people killed in Burundi 'terrorist' attack: Official

    26 people killed in Burundi 'terrorist' attack: Official

    Sunday, May 13 2018 3:55 AM EDT2018-05-13 07:55:40 GMT
    Burundi official says 26 people killed in overnight attack by 'terrorist group' in rural area.More >
    Burundi official says 26 people killed in overnight attack by 'terrorist group' in rural area.More >
  • Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since IS defeat

    Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since IS defeat

    Sunday, May 13 2018 1:36 AM EDT2018-05-13 05:36:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this May 1, 2018 file photo, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a campaign rally in Baghdad, Iraq. Four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements t...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this May 1, 2018 file photo, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a campaign rally in Baghdad, Iraq. Four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements t...
    Polls have opened across Iraq in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.More >
    Polls have opened across Iraq in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.More >
  • The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

    The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-05-13 01:35:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since ...(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since ...
    Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.More >
    Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.More >
  • Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to California grads

    Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to California grads

    Saturday, May 12 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-12 21:53:42 GMT
    (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP). Oprah Winfrey, center, addresses USC Annenberg Class of 2018 at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Los Angeles.(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP). Oprah Winfrey, center, addresses USC Annenberg Class of 2018 at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Oprah Winfrey figured it was safe to talk about politics again as she spoke to graduates at the University of Southern California, saying the rumors of a presidential run have finally faded.More >
    Oprah Winfrey figured it was safe to talk about politics again as she spoke to graduates at the University of Southern California, saying the rumors of a presidential run have finally faded.More >
  • Oklahoma governor signs adoption law opposed by LGBT groups

    Oklahoma governor signs adoption law opposed by LGBT groups

    Saturday, May 12 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-05-12 21:47:38 GMT
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a law that gay rights advocates say will allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples in placing children.More >
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a law that gay rights advocates say will allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples in placing children.More >
  • Poles march to denounce government, erosion of democracy

    Poles march to denounce government, erosion of democracy

    Saturday, May 12 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-05-12 20:32:50 GMT
    Thousands of Poles are marching through Warsaw demanding free courts and respect for the constitution and denouncing a populist government which they accuse of eroding democracy.More >
    Thousands of Poles are marching through Warsaw demanding free courts and respect for the constitution and denouncing a populist government which they accuse of eroding democracy.More >
  • Court rules Italy's Berlusconi can run for office again

    Court rules Italy's Berlusconi can run for office again

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-05-12 16:43:28 GMT
    A court in Milan has ruled that Silvio Berlusconi can run for office again, 5 years after a tax fraud conviction.More >
    A court in Milan has ruled that Silvio Berlusconi can run for office again, 5 years after a tax fraud conviction.More >
  • Giuliani cautions no Trump-Russia interview decision soon

    Giuliani cautions no Trump-Russia interview decision soon

    Saturday, May 12 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-12 15:38:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington.
    Trump's lawyer cites North Korea summit as reason why president's legal team hasn't decided yet whether he will sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller.More >
    Trump's lawyer cites North Korea summit as reason why president's legal team hasn't decided yet whether he will sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller.More >
  • Fox says guest who criticized McCain won't be back

    Fox says guest who criticized McCain won't be back

    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-05-12 13:13:47 GMT
    Fox News says a retired Air Force general who referred to Sen. John McCain as 'songbird John' for allegedly giving information to the North Vietnamese while being tortured won't be allowed back.More >
    Fox News says a retired Air Force general who referred to Sen. John McCain as 'songbird John' for allegedly giving information to the North Vietnamese while being tortured won't be allowed back.More >
  • Comey invited to speak at classified Senate Russia hearing

    Comey invited to speak at classified Senate Russia hearing

    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-05-12 13:05:57 GMT
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify behind closed doors next week.More >
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify behind closed doors next week.More >
  • Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won't he sweep Iraq's elections?

    Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won't he sweep Iraq's elections?

    Saturday, May 12 2018 7:17 AM EDT2018-05-12 11:17:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this May 1, 2018 file photo, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a campaign rally in Baghdad, Iraq. Four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements t...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this May 1, 2018 file photo, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a campaign rally in Baghdad, Iraq. Four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements t...
    During 4 years in office Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi prevailed over the Islamic State group that at its peak controlled a third of the country and steered Iraq's economy through collapse. But he's not...More >
    During 4 years in office Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi prevailed over the Islamic State group that at its peak controlled a third of the country and steered Iraq's economy through collapse. But he's not expected to sweep national elections Saturday.More >
  • Kelly says Trump is 'distracted' by Russia probe

    Kelly says Trump is 'distracted' by Russia probe

    Saturday, May 12 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-05-12 10:39:56 GMT
    White House chief of staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.More >
    White House chief of staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.More >
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

    Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

    Saturday, May 12 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-05-12 09:13:13 GMT
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoes legislation authorizing adults to carry handguns without a permit.More >
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoes legislation authorizing adults to carry handguns without a permit.More >
  • The Latest: Defeated Malaysian leader resigns from his party

    The Latest: Defeated Malaysian leader resigns from his party

    Saturday, May 12 2018 3:55 AM EDT2018-05-12 07:55:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf). In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo, Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak attends an event of the United Malays National Organization's 72nd anniversary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib says he will take a short holiday...(AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf). In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo, Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak attends an event of the United Malays National Organization's 72nd anniversary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib says he will take a short holiday...
    Malaysia's Immigration Department says former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are not allowed to leave the country.More >
    Malaysia's Immigration Department says former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are not allowed to leave the country.More >
  • Giuliani: Don't expect Trump-Russia interview decision soon

    Giuliani: Don't expect Trump-Russia interview decision soon

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-05-12 04:35:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, applauds at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington.
    North Korea summit delays decision by Trump's lawyers on whether he should sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani.More >
    North Korea summit delays decision by Trump's lawyers on whether he should sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani.More >
  • NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over what it calls blacklisting campaign

    NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over what it calls blacklisting campaign

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:05:01 GMT
    The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign to prevent firms from doing business...More >
    The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign to prevent firms from doing business with the gun owners' group.More >
  • Flynn stumps for GOP candidates while awaiting sentencing

    Flynn stumps for GOP candidates while awaiting sentencing

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:48:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, former national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington. Flynn has been campaigning to support Republican candidates, as he awaits sentencing after pleading...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, former national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington. Flynn has been campaigning to support Republican candidates, as he awaits sentencing after pleading...
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is campaigning for Republican candidates around the country as he awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI.More >
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is campaigning for Republican candidates around the country as he awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI.More >
  • Asian Americans turn angst for Trump into political activism

    Asian Americans turn angst for Trump into political activism

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:39:06 GMT
    Asian Americans are seeking federal office in all corners of the country, including nearly three dozen Democrats who want to take control of the U.S. House from Republicans in November.More >
    Asian Americans are seeking federal office in all corners of the country, including nearly three dozen Democrats who want to take control of the U.S. House from Republicans in November.More >
  • Court upholds convictions of 2012 Ron Paul campaign staffers

    Court upholds convictions of 2012 Ron Paul campaign staffers

    Friday, May 11 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-05-11 19:46:20 GMT
    A federal appeals court has upheld the felony convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.More >
    A federal appeals court has upheld the felony convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.More >
  • Facing anti-Washington winds, Senate Democrats point to home

    Facing anti-Washington winds, Senate Democrats point to home

    Friday, May 11 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-05-11 18:54:59 GMT
    As the GOP seeks Washington outsiders, Democratic senators work to convince voters they're free of Washington's stigma.More >
    As the GOP seeks Washington outsiders, Democratic senators work to convince voters they're free of Washington's stigma.More >
  • Democrats, GOP see tight Nevada race key to Senate control

    Democrats, GOP see tight Nevada race key to Senate control

    Friday, May 11 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-11 18:18:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). In this April 20, 2018, photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a picnic for veterans in Las Vegas. Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year...(AP Photo/John Locher). In this April 20, 2018, photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a picnic for veterans in Las Vegas. Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year...
    Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada.More >
    Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada.More >
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

    Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:25:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff...(AP Photo/Matt York). Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff...
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.More >
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.More >
  • Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

    Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:25:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-F...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-F...
    Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse.More >
    Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse.More >
  • A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

    A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:25:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams smiles as she speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams smiles as she speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta.
    Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history.More >
    Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history.More >
  • NationalMore>>

  • Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

    Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:25:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff...(AP Photo/Matt York). Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff...
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.More >
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.More >
  • Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

    Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:24:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mead Gruver). In this March 8, 2018 photo Wyoming state Rep. Tyler Lindholm poses next to computer servers in an office building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Lindholm was a lead proponent of several new laws that have made Wyoming friendly to the networ...(AP Photo/Mead Gruver). In this March 8, 2018 photo Wyoming state Rep. Tyler Lindholm poses next to computer servers in an office building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Lindholm was a lead proponent of several new laws that have made Wyoming friendly to the networ...
    Companies flock to register in Wyoming after bold push for hyped new technology but results remain virtual.More >
    Companies flock to register in Wyoming after bold push for hyped new technology but results remain virtual.More >
  • Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 08:23:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...
    Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist celebrated as a fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, died Tuesday night at age 85.More >
    Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist celebrated as a fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, died Tuesday night at age 85.More >
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