Politics

FILE - In this July 19, 2017, file photo, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Short says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations of sexual misconduct involving the former judge. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican...
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November 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or slightly over half a trillion dollars. The Council of Economic Advisers says in an analysis being released Monday that the cost is more than six times larger than the most recent estimates...
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German chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party, CDU, Angela Merkel arrives for exploratory talks with the Free Democrats, FDP, and the Greens in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 5:58 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces the possibility of new elections after the small Free Democrats pulled out of talks on forming a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and the Greens, saying late Sunday that the parties were unable to develop an acceptable framework for moving...
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German Chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, center, walks in lobby of the representation of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg during exploratory talks on a coalition between the CDU, the Christian Social Union (CSU), the German Liberal Party (FDP) and the Green Party in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 19, 2017 - 5:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The latest on efforts by German political parties to form a coalition government (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Talks over forming the framework for a new German government have broken down after the Free Democrat party pulled out of discussions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's...
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November 19, 2017 - 3:35 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's socialist leader has been elected as the leader of a new center-left alliance. With the counting almost complete, the 53-year-old Fofi Gennimata, a former Athens governor and minister, leads with 57 percent Sunday. Her runoff rival, 38-year-old Nikos Androulakis, a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 20, 2017, file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gestures as he speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent mixed signals Sunday, Nov. 19, on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. "I don't think anybody doubts where the White House is on repealing and replacing Obamacare. We absolutely want to do it," Mulvaney said. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 19, 2017 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. The...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2017 file photo, is One Canada Square house, center, that hosts the offices of the European Banking Authority EBA, headquarters in London. Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies currently in London will be given a new home to move to and the two prizes are hotly fought over by most of the other 27 nations. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 19, 2017 - 12:37 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is still well over a year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must move to a new EU city...
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FILE- This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted on the long-delayed project Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, though the decision could still be challenged in court. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 19, 2017 - 12:29 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission's ruling is on the Nebraska...
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November 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's royal palace says King Harald has been hospitalized with an infection and remains in satisfactory condition with improving health. The royal palace said in a short statement Sunday that the 80-year-old monarch is being treated at an Oslo hospital where he was taken Friday...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza's signatures, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington. The Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. At left is BEP Director Leonard Olijar. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 19, 2017 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral. And he said he's not bothered that some commentators suggested the pair looked like James Bond villains. Mnuchin had invited his...
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