Government and politics

November 17, 2017 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. White House counsel Don McGahn said the group reflects the Trump administration's vision of the judiciary. Kavanaugh...
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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, William O'Neill, an Ohio appeals court judge selected as the Democratic nominee for U.S. House of Representatives to represent Ohio's 14th District, laughs during a campaign stop at the Democratic party headquarters in Mentor, Ohio. O'Neill, now an Ohio Supreme Court justice campaigning for the Democratic nomination to run for Ohio governor in 2018, volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. The post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for his ouster. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. Democrat William O'Neill's post was immediately attacked as inappropriate...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The White House says there's a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken. White House press secretary Sarah...
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In this Dec. 20, 2016 photo, Stephen Bittel, center, chats with voters as members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Committee meet in Wynwood, Fla., to elect a new state committeeman. Florida Democratic Party Chairman Bittel has been accused of sexually inappropriate comments and behavior toward a number of women and has resigned. (Patrick Farrell /Miami Herald via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned Friday after a report of anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made after four of his party's candidates for governor said he should step down. The party posted on Twitter a statement from...
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Maryland lacrosse player Dylan Maltz, of Ashburn, Va., shows off his tie to President Donald Trump as Trump meets with NCAA championship teams at the White House, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them "great athletes." Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson is calling on African nations to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency. Speaking to African foreign ministers at the State Department on Friday, Tillerson...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 12:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual assault allegations. Kayla Moore spoke out in defense of...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of the first woman as Black Rod, the House of Lords official who is instrumental in the state opening of Britain's Parliament. Sarah Clarke, currently director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, will assume the 650-year-old post...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 10:00 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin." Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive. Moore...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, shakes hands with Turkish Armed Forces's soldiers during his visit at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Erdogan, who also visited Kuwait on Tuesday, met with Qatar's Emir on Wednesday and the five-months dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, regional affairs and bilateral relations were discussed during the visits. (Yasin Bilbul/Pool via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 8:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO's secretary-general apologized to Turkey on Friday over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey's founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as "enemies." Erdogan said Turkey withdrew 40 of its...
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