Government and politics

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base and onto his Bedminster, N.J., golf club. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 02, 2019 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, has withdrawn from consideration after just five days of growing questions about...
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August 02, 2019 - 5:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party next month will consider bypassing its presidential nominating caucuses next year by having governing members endorse President Donald Trump and avoid any primary challenge. The Nevada GOP's governing central committee will vote at its September meeting...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, joins Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the way to sign the budget package just passed in the Senate to permit the government to resume borrowing to pay all of its obligations and would remove the prospect of a government shutdown in October, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 02, 2019 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of House Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry, according to a tally by The Associated Press — a strong signal of ongoing liberal frustration with President Donald Trump but a milestone that seems unlikely to move House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Salud...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Polish Navy troops stand at the foot of the monument to Polish defenders of the Westerplatte peninsula, where some of World War II's first shots were fired, during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Gdansk, Poland. Poland’s president has on Friday, Aug, 2, 2019 signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitched Gdansk’s local authorities, which own the area, against the right-wing government, which is pursuing a narrative that highlights Poland’s wartime bravery and suffering. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
August 02, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitched Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area,...
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August 02, 2019 - 3:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitted Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area,...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, greets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on a two-day visit to Poland for political talks and for the Sept. 1 anniversary observances of World War II Warsaw Rising of 1944, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 02, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says he wants the country's parliamentary election to be held on Oct. 13 after a short campaign season but still needs approval for that from the state electoral body. President Andrzej Duda said Friday on Polsat TV that he has asked the State Electoral...
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A$AP Rocky, right, leaves the district court after the third day of his trial in Stockholm, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A Swedish court has ruled that American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects can be freed from detention until Aug. 14, when the verdict on their assault case will be announced. Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in his closing comments that he was seeking a six-month sentence for the rapper. (Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 1:53 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial in Sweden for American rapper A$AP Rocky (all times local): 8:45 p.m. American rapper A$AP Rocky has left the courtroom in Stockholm where he and two other Americans are on trial for assault after being freed until Aug. 14. President Donald Trump...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 02, 2019 - 12:46 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them, a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn't immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 31, 2019 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to try to counter the impact of President Donald Trump's trade wars, stubbornly low inflation and global weakness. It left open the possibility of future rate cuts, but perhaps not as many as...
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