Government and politics

December 11, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former state lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Marc Gergely was also ordered Monday to spend three years on probation after completing the sentence. The seven-...
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December 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has hosted a delegation of United Nations officials at its main anti-mine facility. The United Nations' delegation was led by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a French diplomat who serves as the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations. The Russian Defense...
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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians march in a street as they hold a giant Palestinian flag in response to a call by Hezbbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 11, 2017 - 12:34 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war. Chanting "Oh America, you are the Great Satan," while pumping their fists...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, shake hands during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/ pool photo via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 10:10 am
CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane. During Putin's second...
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Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Zoeller)
December 11, 2017 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Manhattan in an underground passageway (all times local): 10 a.m. New York City police say they are combing through video of the bombing in the subway system. They say the suspect meant to set off the bomb, but it's not clear if he meant to do so in a...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:54 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. In a memorial ceremony Monday David Gressly said those who staged the assault, which...
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In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 frame grab made available by Russian Rossiya 24 TV Channel Sergei Surovikin, Russian Commander in Syria, 3rd left, reports to President Vladimir Putin, right, as Syrian President Bashar Assad, 4th left, listens, at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation (Rossiya 24 TV Channel photo via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 7:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Declaring a victory in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. Putin's surprise visit marked his first trip to Syria, drawing a symbolic line under...
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The British and EU flags flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 11, 2017 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is stressing her optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the talks. May met with her Cabinet on Monday morning before a scheduled address to the House of...
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FILE - In this file photo taken onIn this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi men perform under a giant screen showing an image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during National Day ceremonies, at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia announced on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country’s young crown prince. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:19 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country's young crown prince. It's the latest stark reversal in a county where movie...
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Supporters stand outside encouraging for people to vote after Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones spoke at a campaign rally Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 11, 2017 - 6:11 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PUTIN MAKES SURPRISE STOP IN SYRIA EN ROUTE TO CAIRO The Russian president visits a Russian military air base in Latakia and announces a partial pullout of his forces from the country. 2...
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