Government and politics

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, right, speaks to the media during a news conference as U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr., rear right, Commander of the U.S. 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Brigadier Gen. Sean Gainey, left, Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, second from left, Gen. John Hyten, commander of the United States Strategic Command, third from left, listen in front of PAC-3 launching station at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. House Republicans and Democrats have joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and orders a rapid buildup of the nation’s missile defenses. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
November 14, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Tuesday to decisively approve a defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion to restock what lawmakers have described as a depleted U.S. military and counter North Korea's advancing nuclear weapons program. Lawmakers voted 356-70...
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In this photo taken on taken on Nov. 13 2017 and made available by Women’s Link Worldwide, Bahoumou Totopa and her son Abdramane Aziz Cisse meet at the Spanish enclave of Melilla. An African woman has reunited with her four year-old son after they arrived in separate boats and locations in Spain, where the two were kept without contact for almost half a year until authorities could prove their family links. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2017 - 5:39 pm
MADRID (AP) — An African woman has been reunited with her 4-year-old son in Spain after they reached the country in separate boats and were kept apart without contact for months while authorities established they were related. A lawyer who took their case to the European Court of Human Rights said...
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President Donald Trump, center, gives a statement before leaving for the airport, an East Asia Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at right while National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is at left. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 5:33 pm
President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour "tremendously successful" as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he lands late Tuesday he'll arrive with few concrete accomplishments in hand. As he jetted across the region, to five nations, six cities and three summits over 12...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, shrugs as a reporter asks him questions while leaving the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse after stopping in to appear on his corruption trial, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Newark, N.J. Jury deliberations in the bribery trial of Menendez continued Tuesday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 14, 2017 - 4:28 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial remained deadlocked Tuesday after a judge told them to "take as much time as you need" to reach a verdict on 18 counts against the New Jersey Democrat and his wealthy friend. The panel deliberated all day Tuesday without reaching...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., walks at the Capitol, in Washington. Amid a daily deluge of stories about harassment in the workplace, female members of Congress detailed incidents of sexual misconduct involving current lawmakers at a House hearing on how to prevent such abuse. Comstock said she was recently told about a staffer who quit her job after a lawmaker asked her to bring work material to his house, then exposed himself. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday announced the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs, just hours after a hearing in which two female lawmakers spoke about incidents of sexual misconduct involving sitting members of...
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Alabama Democrat and Senate candidate Doug Jones speaks to the media, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones is running against former judge Roy Moore. Moore is facing demands from Washington Republicans to quit the race as women have emerged saying he groped them when they were teenagers decades ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 14, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roy Moore and the special election in Alabama for the U.S. Senate (all times local): 3 p.m. Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones says he's tired of people blaming his campaign for reports of sexual misconduct by his Republican opponent, Roy Moore. Jones...
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November 14, 2017 - 3:06 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has expelled and banned a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on Romanian military installations. Romania's Intelligence Service said Tuesday that Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump finished a five country trip through Asia visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's return from Asia: 7:55 a.m. (Hawaii time) For all the pageantry and promises on his lengthy Asia trip, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington with few concrete accomplishments in hand and leaving uncertain Asian capitals...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 11th straight year, citing declining mail volume and costs of its pension and health-care obligations. It is pleading for more freedom to raise stamp prices to help keep pace with consumer demand for ever-...
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This image of Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account shows a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications, which he posted on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The direct messages had been turned over to congressional committees investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election and if there were any links to Donald Trump's campaign. Trump Jr.'s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The Atlantic first reported them. (Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks. Donald Trump Jr.'s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The...
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