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FILE- In this March 13, 2018, file photo, Joseph Percoco, right, former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reacts while talking to reporters outside U.S. District court in New York. Percoco, whose bribery conviction was an election year embarrassment for the Cuomo administration, is scheduled to be sentenced in New York on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment "will be heard in Albany." U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni noted...
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FILE- In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a picnic for veterans in Las Vegas. Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 20, 2018 - 4:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states like Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before...
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September 20, 2018 - 2:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The campaign of a Republican congresswoman from upstate New York is seeking to tie her Democratic challenger to organized crime, warning staffers to beware to strangers following them or tampering with locks. U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney faces state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi in a...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, pro independence people carry chairs and a picnic basket, as they arrive to a field overlooking the Lledoners prison in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 50 kilometres away from Barcelona, Spain. Every Tuesday as the sun sets on the quiet hills surrounding the Lledoners prison in rural Catalonia, dozens of people sit in a field overlooking the penitentiary where seven out of the nine prominent jailed separatists are awaiting trial for their involvement in an unauthorized referendum on independence held last year. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 20, 2018 - 1:51 pm
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes. The distance makes it hard to recognize the...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 8:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up...
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A vehicle carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is surrounded by his supporters following his release from prison in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The Islamabad High Court set him and his daughter and son-in-law free on bail Wednesday pending their appeal hearings. The court made the decision on the corruption case handed down to the Sharifs by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 19, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to...
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September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's stalled effort to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands after signing the documents at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold documents after signing at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 10:55 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California Senate, rarely have much in common. But they’re united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein is playing a central role in the battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 19, 2018 - 12:22 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The top Democrat on the Senate...
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