Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 15, 2017, during an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 15, 2017 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker says the level of threats faced by his journalists is more serious than people realize and he lays the blame squarely at the feet of President Donald Trump and other politicians he says try to delegitimize the press. Zucker called it "unconscionable and...
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European Commissioner for Economy Pierre Moscovici, left, speaks with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos during a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Eurogroup finance ministers met on Thursday to review the bailout program for Greece. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
June 15, 2017 - 3:17 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on the Greek bailout discussions (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Greece's European creditors agreed to give the cash-strapped country the next batch of money due from its bailout and outlined a series of debt relief measures they hope will foster growth. Jeroen...
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FILE--In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014, file photograph, Glenn Haggstrom, front, principal executive director, and Stella Fiotes, executive director, then with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, testify during a Congressional field hearing at the State Capitol in Denver on the cost overruns and delays with the construction and completion of the VA Hospital in Aurora. Haggstrom, the former top construction official for the Veterans Affairs Department, told The Associated Press that he was never apprised of the cost overruns at the new hospital even though he was harshly criticized by Congress for the project's price tag. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — A former Veterans Affairs Department executive who was harshly criticized by Congress for massive cost overruns at a new Colorado VA medical center said he was never told the price had ballooned to more than $1.7 billion before he left the agency, and does not know how it happened. "I...
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June 15, 2017 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly...
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June 15, 2017 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to recover $540 million in assets it says were stolen from Malaysia's troubled wealth fund. The move is the latest effort to seize luxury property, art and other ill-gotten assets linked to fraud at the government-controlled fund. It is the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, and Crown Prince Naruhito walk at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. Prince Naruhito has pledged to tackle every task of an emperor with devotion and care just like his father when he assumes the Chrysanthemum throne. Emperor Akihito last August expressed his wish to abdicate, though in veiled language, citing his age and health. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 15, 2017 - 11:29 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Japan's future sovereign, Crown Prince Naruhito, has started a five-day visit to Denmark after the Japanese parliament last week passed a law allowing his father, Emperor Akihito, to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years. Naruhito was welcomed Thursday at...
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June 15, 2017 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ordering more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S. Trump on Thursday was signing an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Under heavy security Netanyahu is in northern Greece to discuss plans to become a key supplier of European energy through an ambitious Mediterranean undersea natural gas pipeline project. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
June 15, 2017 - 9:42 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Thursday to promote plans for an ambitious Mediterranean undersea natural gas pipeline project, in a bid by his country to become a key European energy supplier. Israel is hoping to export much of its newly discovered...
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Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): 8:29 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says former FBI Director James Comey's acknowledgement that he had given memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump to a...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017.(Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 8:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a sarcastic outburst, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at former FBI director James Comey's disclosure of his conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia. Putin, speaking in a live call-in show...
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