National governments

People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2018 - 9:59 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, accompanied by his Press Secretary AshLee Strong, right, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, as he arrive at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence, is second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is right, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap...
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January 18, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has zeroed in on the dismissal of a holdout juror in his appeal of the congressman's racketeering conviction. Fattah's attorney, Bruce Merenstein, told a panel of federal judges in Philadelphia on Thursday that there wasn't a...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government's consumer watchdog agency requested zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency's rainy day fund. In a letter to the Federal Reserve, which directly funds the...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week. A letter filed with the court on Wednesday says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence. The court on Wednesday dived into the case of Louisiana death row inmate Robert...
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FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 17, 2018 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and legislation to avert a government shutdown (all times local): 10:49 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail." The Wisconsin Republican is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 17, 2018 - 7:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of...
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