Government and politics

September 10, 2019 - 12:53 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Authority and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico...
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September 10, 2019 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states and the District of Columbia have sued the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the regulatory agency is putting investors in jeopardy by relaxing rules designed to ensure that securities brokers keep the interests of their customers ahead of their own. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline in the Oval Office of the White House. Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the oil pipeline without considering potential damage to cultural sites. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 10, 2019 - 10:57 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska. Tribes in Montana and South Dakota say President Donald Trump approved the pipeline...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves following a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins national elections next week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
September 10, 2019 - 9:53 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is vowing to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins national elections next week. Tuesday's announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be aimed at shoring up support of hard-line nationalist voters. Netanyahu is in a tight race...
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This Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. appears to show the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 off the coast of Tartus, Syria. New satellite photos obtained Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, by The Associated Press appears to show the Iranian oil tanker still off Syria despite U.S. efforts to seize the vessel. That's after Gibraltar earlier seized and held the tanker for weeks, later releasing it after authorities there said Iran promised the oil wouldn't go to Syria. (Planet Labs Inc via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 8:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New satellite photos obtained Tuesday show an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. remains off the coast of Syria. The images from Planet Labs obtained by The Associated Press have the Adrian Darya-1 still near the port city of Tartus. The images taken Sunday...
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September 10, 2019 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first increase in nearly a decade after coverage had significantly increased under President Barack Obama's health care law. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income...
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Shiite Muslims gather outside the golden-domed shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim during a Muharram procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning for Shiites in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 10, 2019 - 6:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Ashoura holiday (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Iraq's state-run TV channel, citing Iraq's Health Ministry, says the death toll from a stampede in the Shiite holy city of Karbala has climbed to 31. Another 100 people were injured in the incident which security officials...
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In this image made from video, British lawmakers stage a protest in the House of Commons before prorogation of Parliament, in London, Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. (Parliament TV via PA via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 4:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has succeeded in his plan to suspend Britain's rebellious Parliament for five weeks, but he has achieved little else in his first prolonged jousting with legislators determined to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The simmering showdown between Johnson and...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces Ireland's Phil Hogan as candidate for EU Trade Commissioner during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday unveiled her team of candidates for the EU commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 10, 2019 - 3:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm has nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit and with the United States. European Commission president-elect Ursula von...
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September 10, 2019 - 3:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the Polish soldiers who managed to fend off a massive Nazi onslaught for days at the start of World War II. Speaking Tuesday on the 80th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Wizna, Wolfgang Schaeuble recalled the "heroic...
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