Government and politics

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers his final "State of the Commonwealth" address to the General Assembly at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. During a visit to South Carolina, home of the first southern presidential primary of 2020, McAuliffe said Tuesday that he’ll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 2:58 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he'll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "I've said clearly, in the next couple of weeks, I'll make the final determination," McAuliffe said...
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In this photograph taken with a fisheye lens, the exterior view of Capital One Arena is seen, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Washington. As the NCAA prepares to stage its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting in any state that wants it, the organization remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it’s not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing its championships to places where gambling on sports was legal. That was suspended last year in the wake of the Supreme Court decision. This year, three women’s games will be played in Mississippi, where people have been betting on college sports since last summer, and men’s games will be played in Washington at Capital One Arena, which could have a full-service onsite sportsbook by this time next year under a new law. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 19, 2019 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing...
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European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier answers a question during a press conference following a meeting of EU ministers for European Affairs at the EU Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Prime Minister Theresa May must explain to EU leaders this week exactly why she wants an extension to the Brexit deadline beyond March 29. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 19, 2019 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union. May was preparing Tuesday to ask the EU for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that she can't...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2005, file photo, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev waves to supporters after his victory in Sunday's presidential election was officially announced in the capital of Astana. Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, March 19, 2019, after three decades in power. (Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country. In a televised address to the oil-rich nation,...
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March 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book will not be about JFK or Abraham Lincoln, but a president he knows well. Donald Trump. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that O'Reilly's "The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America" will come out this fall. The publisher is...
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European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, talks to Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney during a meeting of EU ministers for European Affairs at the EU Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same divorce deal that they have already rejected twice. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 19, 2019 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Prime Minister Theresa May must explain to EU leaders this week exactly why she wants an extension to the Brexit deadline beyond March 29. Michel Barnier said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, left, and Brett Kavanaugh watch as President Donald Trump arrives to give his State of the Union address to a joint session on Congress at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees are on opposite sides of two of three cases the justices are deciding Tuesday. Justice Neil Gorsuch is joining the court’s liberal justices in ruling that a Washington state Indian tribe doesn’t have to pay a state fuel tax. Gorsuch says an 1855 treaty makes a “handful of modest promises” to the Yakama Nation, including the right to move goods to market freely. Justice Brett Kavanaugh is dissenting, arguing that the treaty merely gives tribal members the same right to travel as everyone else. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
March 19, 2019 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of...
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FILE-In this June 27, 2015 file photo an airplane lands at the US Air Base in Ramstein, Germany. A court in Germany has ruled that the government should seek assurances from the United States that drone strikes controlled from German territory are in line with international law. (Ronald Wittek/dpa via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 11:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges stopped short of ordering the ban that human rights activists...
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March 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Mattis, who resigned as Pentagon chief three months ago, is returning to Stanford University. The Hoover Institution at Stanford announced Tuesday that Mattis will join the public policy think tank to research and write about domestic and international security policy. He was...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ruling against a group of immigrants in a case about immigration detention. The case the court ruled on involves immigrants who have committed a range of crimes while living in the United States. Immigration law says that after a person commits a crime for...
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