Politics

October 18, 2017 - 4:44 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former staffer for New Jersey's U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has given testimony at his bribery trial that differs from the prosecution's version of events. Karissa Willhite testified Wednesday she and other staffers were probing Medicare policy issues and not trying to specifically...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight. Obama will publicly stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey on Thursday in preparation for this fall's elections. Obama will first drop in on campaign workers in Newark,...
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The Santa Cruz Mountains are covered in smoke from a wildfire Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, near Boulder Creek, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 18, 2017 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. The president has no immediate plans to visit the state to inspect the aftermath of the wind-whipped wildfires, which have swept...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Marino to be the nation's drug czar. Manchin says Marino played a key role in passing a bill weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 18, 2017 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., said he's proud of his work on the 2016 law, which...
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President Donald Trump applauds members of the audience before speaking at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18, 2017 - 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Nineteen state attorneys general are asking a federal judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT): 3:30 p.m. A White House spokeswoman says Chief of Staff John Kelly is "disgusted" that dealing with military deaths has become "politicized." Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Kelly is...
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This undated photo made available Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 shows Daphne Caruana Galizia, right, a Maltese investigative journalist who exposed her island nation’s links with the so-called Panama Papers. Galizia was killed on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, when a bomb destroyed her car as she was driving near her home in Mosta, a town outside Valletta, Malta’s capital, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. (The Malta Independent via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm
ROME (AP) — Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it's got a nickname to prove it: "treasure island." Malta's reputation as a tax haven, its cozy links with nearby lawless...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball in Washington. Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the first ladies’ collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady is handing over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony on Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 18, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies' Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady is handing over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington. The gown also featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 18, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for global stability. Tillerson's remarks on relations between the world's two largest...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is refusing to pledge that he won't seek to jail journalists for doing their jobs. Under questioning at a Senate Judiciary...
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