National governments

August 31, 2018 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is withholding more than 100,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh's records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege ahead of the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee was notified of the action Friday...
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W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Patten entered a guilty plea in federal court in Washington, shortly after prosecutors released a four-page charging document that accused him of performing lobbying and consulting work in the United States and Ukraine but failing to register as a foreign agent as required by the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 31, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A business associate of a key figure in the investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to failing to register as a foreign agent for a Ukrainian political party. W. Samuel Patten entered his plea in federal court in Washington, shortly...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states' first grizzly bear hunting season in more than four decades will open as scheduled the weekend of Aug. 31, 2018. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
August 31, 2018 - 11:58 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho say they've been contacting hunters licensed to kill grizzly bears to tell them their hunts are on hold following a judge's ruling. The two states on Saturday had been scheduled to hold their first grizzly hunts in more than 40 years in...
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President Donald Trump walks off Air Force One after arriving at Evansville Regional Airport, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 31, 2018 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, his views on affirmative action, along with voting rights and discrimination, are coming under scrutiny by civil rights organizations as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to begin confirmation hearings Tuesday.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 31, 2018 - 4:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh emailed his White House colleagues in June 2003 with an alert: The U.S. Supreme Court was about to release opinions on the University of Michigan's use of race as a factor to admit students. It was an issue of great interest to his boss, President George W. Bush —...
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August 31, 2018 - 2:11 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has raised a tax on foreign currency deposit accounts and scrapped another on lira savings as it tries to shore up its struggling currency. According to a decision published in the Official Gazette on Friday, the withholding tax on foreign currency savings of up to six...
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August 30, 2018 - 9:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a California law requiring pharmaceutical companies to give advance notice before big price increases. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr., ruled Thursday in Sacramento that the Pharmaceutical Research and...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media as he walks towards Marine One at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Evansville, Ind., for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 30, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering. Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a discussion for drug-free communities support programs, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 30, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the departure of White House counsel Don McGahn (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is teasing his choice for a new White House counsel but isn't ready to share a name. Trump had announced Wednesday that current White House counsel Don McGahn will...
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August 30, 2018 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy. The lawsuit, filed by Students For Fair Admission on behalf of the students, argues that Harvard...
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