Government and politics

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But with the midterm elections just three months away, political campaigns report that they’re largely on their own in the increasingly challenging task of protecting sensitive information and countering false or misleading content on social media. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 02, 2018 - 11:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But with the midterm elections just three months away, political campaigns report that they're largely on their own in the increasingly challenging task of...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks with people as they wait for President Donald Trump to arrive to speak about taxes during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East team at the White House in anticipation of rolling out its much-heralded but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in the coming months. The National Security Council began last week to approach other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team, which will work for Trump’s Mideast peace pointmen Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, according to the officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 02, 2018 - 11:08 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against the media, claiming at a Pennsylvania rally that the media is the "fake, fake disgusting news" and casting journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed Thursday night in a state that he swiped from the...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 02, 2018 - 9:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn have been running their campaigns for a critical U.S. Senate seat like their matchup was assured. Voters made it official Thursday. Bredesen and Blackburn disposed of minimal opposition...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 02, 2018 - 9:50 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Thundering that the media is the "fake, fake disgusting news," President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed in a state that he swiped from...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, file photograph, a marijuana plant is shown as it is grown at the Colorado Harvest Company in Denver. A new report released Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, by the state of Colorado suggests that the state's approach to overseeing marijuana for medical or adult use is working for customers and the industry. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 02, 2018 - 9:19 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states prices for bud have plummeted. A new Oregon report by law enforcement found nearly...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 02, 2018 - 8:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee primary election (all times local): 9 p.m. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. At her primary victory party Thursday, Blackburn said...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 02, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is continuing to air his grievances against the press, calling them "the fake, fake disgusting news." Trump told a rally crowd in Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree), Pennsylvania, on Thursday that...
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In this July 27, 2018, file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zimbabwe's electoral commission said Friday, Aug. 3, Mnangagwa has won in Monday's election as the ruling party maintains control of the government in the first vote after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (Mike Hutchings/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:57 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote while...
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August 02, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies...
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