Government and politics

A woman with a wounded leg during clashes between protestors and police, is transported in a wheelbarrow, during protests over fuel hikes in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean police on Monday fired tear gas in suburbs of the capital an attempt to disperse angry demonstrators who burned tires and threw stones to protest fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 14, 2019 - 11:10 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers on Monday deployed in some urban areas where police clashed with protesters over fuel hikes, deepening the sense of crisis in a country whose economy is rapidly deteriorating. At least 13 people were injured by gunfire and 12 were arrested, human rights...
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January 14, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling Kentucky's highest court to take another look at the case of a serial murder on death row. The court Monday told the Supreme Court of Kentucky to revisit Larry Lamont White's death sentence in light of a 2017 Supreme Court ruling. That ruling involved...
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January 14, 2019 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that more than 60 lawsuits over the burn pits could not go...
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January 14, 2019 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place Montana's limits on contributions to political campaigns. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from opponents of contribution limits. They wanted the court to review an appellate ruling that held the limits are a reasonable way to try to...
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In this Jan. 8, 2019, photo, clouds roll over the White House, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019, in Washington. The 2020 primary campaign is exploding 13 months before the first voters head to the polls. Candidates and potential candidates are hiring staff and traveling to key states all in a mad scramble to gain a leg up in what will be a rollicking Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 14, 2019 - 9:19 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans...
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Italian Justice minister Alfonso Bonafede, right, talk to the press after Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti arrived at Ciampino military airport, in Rome, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Battisti escaped from an Italian prison in 1981 while awaiting trial on four counts of murder allegedly committed when he was a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 14, 2019 - 9:17 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A left-wing Italian militant who spent 37 years as a fugitive is being transferred to a maximum-security prison in remote western Sardinia. Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede said security concerns prompted...
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A protestor wears a European hat and a Union Jack flag opposite the Houses of Parliament as Pro-European demonstrators protest in London, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to win support for her Brexit deal in Parliament. Lawmakers are due to vote on the agreement Tuesday, and all signs suggest they will reject it, adding uncertainty to Brexit less than three months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 14, 2019 - 6:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A top European Parliament leader is urging British lawmakers to "behave responsibly" and approve the UK's divorce deal with the European Union. Manfred Weber said Monday that "we ask, we invite our British colleagues to behave...
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January 14, 2019 - 6:34 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish...
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In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, meets with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington. As attorney general a quarter century ago, William Barr promoted more police and prisons to address violence ravaging American cities. He bemoaned a "moral crisis” and rising secularism. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 14, 2019 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of Aquarius," he warned, had given way to crack babies and broken families, misery and squalor. The...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Syrians ride on a motorcycle as they pass a checkpoint of the Kurdish internal security forces in Manbij, northern Syria. President Donald Trump warned Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 14, 2019 - 5:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically" has drawn a sharp response from Ankara and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman. Trump's decision to pull American troops out...
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