Government and politics

August 01, 2018 - 10:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration's short-term health insurance plans. (All times local): 11:30 a.m. The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance plans contains what amounts to a legal life preserver in case a key feature is struck down by a...
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August 01, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators used a private meeting Wednesday to reassure diplomats from NATO and other European nations of the Senate's support for the alliance. The meeting came as President Donald Trump has repeatedly challenged the value of the trans-Atlantic coalition and...
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August 01, 2018 - 10:39 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The president of Kosovo has rejected the idea of dividing the country along ethnic lines to resolve a dispute over its independence from Serbia. But President Hashim Thaci told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he was open to discussing "a correction" of...
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The body of a man lays in the closed entrance of store after been shot as opposition party supporters and police clashed in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Gunfire, tear gas, and burning cars disrupted Harare’s streets Wednesday as armed riot police and army troops clashed with rock-throwing opposition supporters, protesting delays in announcing the results of Monday’s presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
August 01, 2018 - 10:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rioting erupted Wednesday in Zimbabwe's capital as opposition supporters clashed with police and army troops over delays in announcing results from the presidential election, the country's first since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The security forces opened fire...
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August 01, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress. Trump's campaign says he will appear in Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday evening, days before the Aug. 7 special election for the...
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The HealthCare.gov website main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey “Obamacare” for consumers struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer appeal among people who need an individual policy. (HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 6:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the policies don't have to cover existing medical conditions and offer limited benefits. It...
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Christian Jacob, head of the parliament group of the conservative Les Republicains party, delivers his speech during a no confidence session at the National Assembly, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Paris. The French government faces two votes of no confidence brought by opposition parties in response to the scandal over a security aide close to French President Emmanuel Macron who is alleged to have beaten up a protester during a May Day protest. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 01, 2018 - 6:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The fancy car, the luxury address, the gun. How and why a security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron obtained them are at the heart of a political scandal dragging in the leader who promised voters an exemplary government before his election less than 15 months ago. France has...
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United Nations Command Chaplain U.S. Army Col. Sam Lee performs a blessing of sacrifice and remembrance on the 55 cases of remains believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War and returned by North Korea at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Quince Lanford/U.S. Army via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their individual identities, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday. The...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, computer mouse pads with Secure the Vote logo on them are seen on a vendor's table at a convention of state secretaries of state in Philadelphia. As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration’s response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 01, 2018 - 2:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration's...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2013, file photo, Cody Wilson holds what he calls a Liberator pistol that was completely made on a 3-D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas. Eight states filed suit Monday, July 30, 2018, against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:18 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. Eight...
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