Government and politics

Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at a campaign event Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 24, 2019 - 1:29 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Andrew Yang understands he's unknown to much of America. But the political newcomer says he'll ride what seems like an improbable path to the White House just like President Donald Trump. Yang, an entrepreneur who is generating buzz with his signature proposal for...
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Theresa Smith, right, the mother of Caesar Cruz, who was killed in a confrontation with police, wipes her eyes after testifying against a police-backed law enforcement training bill by state Sen. Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, during a hearing at the Capitol Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers worked to find common ground between law enforcement organizations, which support Caballero's bill and reformers supporting a competing measure, by Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, that would adopt the first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 23, 2019 - 8:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied a police-backed measure requiring more...
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From left, New York City Census Director Julie Menin, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, and Dale Ho, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, leaves after the Supreme Court heard arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Critics say adding the question would discourage many immigrants from being counted, leading to an inaccurate count. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020...
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April 23, 2019 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting May 8. President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports in a...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings says the White House is now in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to resist a subpoena related to the committee’s investigation of White House security clearances. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the...
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FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 28, 2019. When Kim meets with Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Evan Vucci, File)
April 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific, were...
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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
April 23, 2019 - 5:32 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations of the Trump administration (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is asking for more time to respond to House Democrats' request for President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mnuchin says in a letter to House Ways and...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say two American soldiers in a remote area of Texas were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought they had crossed into Mexico. The Mexican troops reportedly took the weapon from the American soldier who was armed. U.S. defense officials say the Americans were in...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the same day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank-and-file Democrats to proceed with relative caution after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her impeachment calls. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary. The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank...
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