Government and politics

U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, left, talks with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The senior United Nations official is on a four-day visit to the country at the invitation of the North Korean government. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
December 05, 2017 - 10:18 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior United Nations official has met with North Korea's vice foreign minister on the first full day of a rare trip to Pyongyang. It was not immediately clear what Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, discussed Wednesday with Vice...
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FILE - in this file photo dated July 22, 1963 Christine Keeler, a principal witnesses in the vice charges case against osteopath Dr. Stephen Ward. The model at centre of Profumo Affair, a scandal that rocked the political establishment and forced cabinet minister to resign, has died Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017, according to a statement issued by her family. (AP Photo/FILE)
December 05, 2017 - 9:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage Profumo scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at 75. Her son, Seymour Platt, posted on Facebook that Keeler died Monday at a hospital near Farnborough in southern England. Platt said on Facebook that his mother...
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Hillary Clinton smiles during her book signing at Gibson's books store in Concord, N,H., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 9:24 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton returned to New Hampshire for the first time since the 2016 election on Tuesday, basking in a warm welcome and brushing off a question about President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that rampant voter fraud led to her victory in the state. About 1,000...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. A trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in a lawsuit that alleges Arpaio brought a trumped-up criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons to embarrass the senator. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio were told Tuesday that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case that the lawman brought against him. The jury was told on...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore's U.S. Senate campaign has been punctuated by tense moments and long stretches without public appearances. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:08 pm
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon, rallying support for embattled Republican Roy Moore, called the Alabama Senate race a referendum on the Trump agenda. Bannon visited the state Tuesday night to support...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, Palestinians pray during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, near the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. Saudi Arabia has spoken out strongly against any possible U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In a statement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that the kingdom affirms the rights of Palestinian people regarding Jerusalem which it said “cannot be changed.” (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:02 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on a possible U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 4 a.m. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving...
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FILE - This July 15, 2016, file photo, shows the "Moonhouse" in McLoyd Canyon which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah. President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred. Trump decided to reduce Bears Ears — created last December by President Barack Obama — by about 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante — designated in 1996 by President Bill Clinton — by nearly half. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday accused outdoor retailer Patagonia of lying when it said that President Donald Trump "stole your land" by shrinking two national monuments in Utah by some 2 million acres. An angry Zinke called the claim — made in large type on the company'...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is out of the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack and is continuing his recovery in a Texas rehabilitation facility. A Tuesday statement issued through a family spokesman quoted Ridge saying he's making...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017 file photo, Jerusalem's Old City is seen trough a door with the shape of star of David. Turkey and the Palestinians have warned of dire diplomatic repercussions in the Middle East if President Donald Trump goes ahead with a possible recognition of the hotly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Arab League with almost two dozen member states was to discuss the controversy later Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. Trump also told the leaders of the...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Mississippi for the state's bicentennial and help open two museums, including one dedicated to civil rights. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will help open the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...
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