Government and politics

March 13, 2017 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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March 13, 2017 - 1:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story March 12 about the South by Southwest music festival, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Wu-Tang Clan, erroneously referring to it as the Wu-Tang Clang. A corrected version of the story is below: Immigration tensions seep into South by Southwest music...
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March 13, 2017 - 8:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general on Monday urged European allies to spend more on their military budgets as he seeks to reassure President Donald Trump that members will pay their fair share. "We still do not have fair burden sharing within our alliance," Jens Stoltenberg told reporters as...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price talks with a guest as they wait for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence to begin a meeting with conservative groups to discuss healthcare, Friday, March 10, 2017, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 13, 2017 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump's promise of "insurance for...
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Demonstrators, one dressed in a Theresa May puppet head pose near parliament in London, Monday, March 13, 2017. The action represented their concern that the Prime Minister is whipping MPs to endorse a 'blank cheque Brexit', as MPs vote on the Lords amendment of Article 50. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 13, 2017 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Scotland leader's decision to seek new independence referendum (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The British government says it will take Scotland's interests into account as it negotiates a new relationship with the European Union. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon...
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Demonstrators, one dressed in a Theresa May puppet head pose near parliament in London, Monday, March 13, 2017. The action represented their concern that the Prime Minister is whipping MPs to endorse a 'blank cheque Brexit', as MPs vote on the Lords amendment of Article 50. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 13, 2017 - 8:49 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Scotland leader's decision to seek new independence referendum (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Demonstrators are gathering outside the British Parliament in advance of a vital debate on Britain's planned exit from the European Union. The group is opposed to Prime Minister...
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is interviewed by Howard Kurtz during a taping of his "MediaBuzz" program on the Fox News Channel in New York, Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 13, 2017 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she doesn't have any evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower phone lines during the election. Instead, Conway is pointing to recent revelations about other government surveillance...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 2, 2017, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington about news reports of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contact with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign. Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others came in a letter on Monday, March 13, to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 13, 2017 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others...
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Moldovan Foreign Minister, Andrei Galbur, left, and his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini take part in a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, March, 13, 2017. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)
March 13, 2017 - 8:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Moldova needs to do more to improve the rule of law and the environment for business as the two sides deepen their relationship. Moldova signed an association agreement with the European Union in 2014, which took effect fully last July. In a report Monday,...
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March 13, 2017 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package. The warning from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others...
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