Government and politics

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the president pro tempore, arrives at the Capitol for weekly policy meetings, in Washington. Colbie Holderness, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter said Sunday, Feb. 18, that she has received a letter of apology from Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after Holderness and another ex-wife accused Porter of domestic abuse. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 18, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse. Porter resigned Feb. 7 after the...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2014 file photo, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, right, walks past a board displaying photos of gunman Elliot Rodger and the weapons he used in a mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., after a news conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. A growing number of states have passed laws or are considering bills allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from individuals deemed a danger to themselves or others, an intervention that advocates say stops shootings and suicides by disturbed individuals. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn'...
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Kosovo Security Force honor guard members march during a military and police force parade in Kosovo capital Pristina on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018, marking the 10th anniversary of the country's independence. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
February 18, 2018 - 9:54 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo Assembly, or Parliament, convened in a special session Sunday to celebrate the country's 10 years of independence — a ceremony boycotted by the country's ethnic Serb lawmakers. Speaker Kadri Veseli pledged that "the second decade of independence would be focused...
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February 18, 2018 - 8:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The former South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against Jacob Zuma, the ex-president who left office last week following a series of scandals. A group called AfriForum said Sunday that Gerrie...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2007 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 18, 2018 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official and key member of the European Central Bank was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the nation's financial system. Latvian state TV showed Ilmars Rimsevics...
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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, leaves after paying his respects to the family of Morgan Tsvangirai, in Harare, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Zimbabwe's veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, aged 65, died Wednesday bringing an end to his long campaign to lead the country. Tsvangirai is set to be buried at his rural home in Buhera on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
February 18, 2018 - 8:27 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions. President Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged that his government will...
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February 18, 2018 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The widower of a slain British legislator has stepped down from two charities set up in her memory after allegations of sexual misconduct in the past were reported. Brendan Cox said late Saturday night he had acted inappropriately and would leave his positions at the Jo Cox Foundation...
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A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 6:40 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf says his country is prepared to defend itself if Israel launches strikes on its territory. The comments came Sunday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden opened a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...
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A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 4:52 am
MUNICH (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. Netanyahu told world leaders, defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday the...
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