Politics

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco lies in state in the state capitol rotunda in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Thursday was the first of three days of public events to honor Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after a years long struggle with cancer.(AP Photo/Michael Democker, Pool)
August 23, 2019 - 1:09 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Memorial events honoring former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco are shifting to Cajun country, her beloved home region. A public visitation for the state's only female governor is taking place Friday at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Lafayette. A prayer service...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2019 file photo, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin speaks to the media following the Kentucky Farm Bureau candidates forum at the Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters in Louisville, Ky. Bevin this week hurled a dismissive insult at the man he defeated in the May Republican primary. The unorthodox move runs the risk of alienating a large swath of voters Bevin needs to win back in his bid for a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s country ham breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, Bevin was asked by a WHAS-TV reporter about his ex-rival, Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth. Bevin replied: “I’m sorry, it’s a name so easily forgotten.” Now, Goforth says his supporters may not forget the governor’s jab come November. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 23, 2019 - 12:45 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, running the risk of alienating a swath of voters he'll need to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday, Bevin was asked by a...
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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen makes a comment on US President's cancellation of his scheduled State Visit, in front of the State Department in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. U.S. President Trump announced his decision to postpone a visit to Denmark by tweet on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed the notion of selling Greenland to the U.S. as "an absurd discussion." (Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix)
August 23, 2019 - 10:14 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday. Earlier this week, Trump scrapped a visit to Denmark by saying that Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his...
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FILE - This Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 file photo, shows an entrance to "The State Central Navy Testing Range" near the village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a brief spike in radiation levels and raised new questions about prospective Russian weapons. Over Russian 100 medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev, File)
August 23, 2019 - 10:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — More than Russian 100 medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. The Aug. 8 incident at the Russian navy's range in Nyonoksa on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2015 file photo, Chairman of the board of Americans for Prosperity David Koch speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Koch, a major donor to conservative causes and educational groups, has died on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. He was 79. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
August 23, 2019 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of billionaire David Koch (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Billionaire conservative donor Charles Koch (kohk) is remembering his brother David Koch for "his giant personality and passion for life" and says he will be "greatly missed, but never forgotten."...
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August 23, 2019 - 9:26 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races. Trump tweeted he would soon come to the state for a "big rally" for state legislator Dan...
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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine, who was arrested for alleged spying in Moscow at the end of 2018, speaks while standing in a cage while waiting for a hearing in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has ruled to keep an American man suspected of spying in prison for two more months. The court ruled on Friday to keep Paul Whelan behind bars at least until late October. Whelan, who is reportedly kept in cramped conditions at a Moscow detention facility, felt unwell,...
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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year as of Tuesday, Aug. 20. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 6:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Rarely have French President Emmanuel Macron and superstar soccer players including Cristiano Ronaldo been on the same page, but when it comes to the fires that are devastating the Amazon, they're uniting in sounding the alarm. Five-time world player of the year Ronaldo beat Macron to...
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Terrie Dietrich, left, and her daughter Erin Cross, talk in Dietrich’s home in Henderson, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but majorities say they’d prefer building on “Obamacare” to expand coverage instead of a new government program that replaces America’s mix of private and public insurance. Democrat Dietrich, 74, has Medicare and supplements that with private insurance, an arrangement she said she’s pretty comfortable with. Cross, 54, also a Democrat, said she’s not comfortable with switching to a system where a government plan is the only choice. (AP Photo/Michelle L. Price)
August 23, 2019 - 5:51 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic voters appear to be reassessing their approach to health care, a pragmatic shift on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, majorities say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a new government program...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center after his release, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, was sentenced last month to 30 days for calling on people to take part in an unauthorized protest. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
August 23, 2019 - 3:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest. Navalny walked free on Friday and vowed to keep protesting against the Russian government. Navalny, along with several opposition activists, have led a...
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