Government and politics

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 20, 2017 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror amid heightened nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. Trump said the designation will impose further penalties on the country. He called it a long overdue step and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore holds his Bible as he acknowledges the applause during his speech at the Barrow County Court House in Winder, Ga. Moore drew rounds of applause as he spoke in support of the framed Ten Commandments in the courthouse breezeway. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
November 20, 2017 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 said Monday she was "absolutely not" paid to tell her story publicly. The declaration by Leigh Corfman comes after Moore's supporters claimed without evidence that reporters were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell after announcing him as his nominee for the next chair of the Federal Reserve, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump has bashed George W. Bush, and the Bush family hasn't shied from hitting back. Despite that ill will, the White House has found it advisable to draw on dozens of veterans from the last Republican administration for their expertise in running the government. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 20, 2017 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People. Trump has installed more than three dozen veterans of the Bush administration, putting them...
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November 20, 2017 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the...
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November 20, 2017 - 4:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Washington may not have seen the last of "The Mooch." Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications director who was forced out after just 11 days on the job, says he remains in close touch with the White House. Scaramucci told The Associated Press on Monday that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency at the White House in October. Trump announced an advertising campaign to combat what he said is the worst drug crisis in the nation's history, but he did not direct any new federal funding toward the effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 20, 2017 - 4:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The...
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German Chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, front right, addresses the media during a news conference about the results of their exploratory talks on a coalition of the German Liberals, the Green Party, the Christian Democrats and the Christian Social Union, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 20, 2017 - 3:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faced an uncertain political future on Monday after the collapse of weeks of talks on forming a new government, with Chancellor Angela Merkel set to consult the country's president and the possibility of new elections looming. Germany's Sept. 24 election produced an awkward...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is expressing more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 19, 2017 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether "this horror show" would actually aid in the conservation of any animal. The trophy policy was among issues...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore holds his Bible as he acknowledges the applause during his speech at the Barrow County Court House in Winder, Ga. Moore drew rounds of applause as he spoke in support of the framed Ten Commandments in the courthouse breezeway. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
November 19, 2017 - 7:56 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long...
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German Chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, center, walks in lobby of the representation of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg during exploratory talks on a coalition between the CDU, the Christian Social Union (CSU), the German Liberal Party (FDP) and the Green Party in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 19, 2017 - 6:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The latest on efforts by German political parties to form a coalition government (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Talks over forming the framework for a new German government have broken down after the Free Democrat party pulled out of discussions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's...
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