Government and politics

Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 9:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. With Johnson solidly ahead after winning 114 of the 313 votes in first-round voting among party...
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FILE - In this Saturday June 7, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli addresses the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. President Donald Trump’s anointment of Cuccinelli as acting head of a major federal immigration agency has prompted muttering from Republican senators whose job descriptions include confirming top administration aides. But it’s not gone beyond muttering. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans of the confirmation process and analysts say he’s placed acting officials in key posts in significantly higher numbers than his recent predecessors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 17, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctance to confront Trump comes as veterans...
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Democratic Presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, speaks during the Blue Commonwealth Gala at Main Street Station in Richmond, Va., Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Blue Commonwealth Gala is Virginia's premier gathering of elected officials, candidates, community activists, and Democratic Party leaders. (Dan Currier/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 8:15 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a shooting involving a police officer in South Bend, the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. Buttigieg said he changed his campaign schedule to return to South Bend on Sunday and hold a late night...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point, Fla. Florida was a bright spot for Republicans in an otherwise bleak 2018, seemingly immune to headwinds faced by the GOP in other historic battlegrounds from President Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency. But ahead of the 2020 election, Democrats aren’t giving up hope on the Sunshine State, seeking to inject new peril to Trump’s path to another term in office. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 17, 2019 - 7:55 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and...
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June 17, 2019 - 12:14 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. Supporters call it the United States' most progressive climate policy. They say it...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 17, 2019 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working the phones to convince wary leaders in Asia and Europe that Iran was behind alleged attacks on shipping in a key Middle East oil route — and that it's a problem for the whole international community to deal with, not just the United States...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 16, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, is applauded by his daughter Ivanka Trump, right as he's introduced before his announcement that he will run for president in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president. It was the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 16, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White...
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June 16, 2019 - 4:40 pm
In a story June 14 about governors' struggles in presidential races, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock missed appearing on "Face the Nation." He appeared on the show from Denver. A corrected version of the story is below: Governors still in the shadows of...
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President Donald Trump gets out of his car and heads into the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 16, 2019, after spending the day golfing with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at his golf club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 16, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a "virtual act of treason" for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia's power grid. The Times reported on Saturday that the U.S. has bored into Russian utility...
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A poster is brandished during a public demonstration as Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart arrives at the television studios ahead of a scheduled live television debate for the Conservative Party leadership candidates, in London, Sunday June 16, 2019. Five out of the six candidates will appear in the first TV debate, with Boris Johnson declining to take part, although other candidates accuse him of trying to avoid scrutiny. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt...
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