Government and politics

November 17, 2017 - 8:53 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a petition to take his late father's name off a new bridge is "personally hurtful." The state legislature voted in June to name the new $4 billion Hudson River bridge the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. A petition with 75,000 signatures on change.org...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 17, 2017 - 7:44 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez didn't think the government's case was strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend, according to interviews with members of the panel after a mistrial was declared Thursday. Jurors said most of the group...
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A coal-burning power plant steams in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 17, 2017 - 7:42 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and how...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upending longstanding precedent on two judicial nominees. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Thursday he's going ahead with confirmation hearings for two appellate court nominees, Davis Straus of Minnesota and Kyle Duncan...
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives for an EU social summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels. Friday's court hearing for the five is the latest step in...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:06 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and arrested some of his...
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November 17, 2017 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, his own tortured past lingering over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to label accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as "...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. Messer is running for Senate in Indiana, though he primarily lives with his family in suburban Washington. It could complicate his plans to win the Republican primary and unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly next year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A campaign stop for Rep. Luke Messer in his bid for Senate involves traveling from his family's home in suburban Washington back to Indiana, where he typically stays overnight with his mom. Although living outside the state is hardly a first for members of Indiana's...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sending Congress an approximately $45 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Congressional aides briefed on the request required anonymity to discuss it in advance of its release...
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