Politics

President Donald Trump, right, is greeted by John Raguso, left, a Gold Star Father, on the tarmac up his arrival at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Raguso's son, Christopher Raguso, was a member of the New York Air National Guard who died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq in March 2018. Christopher Raguso served as a flight engineer and was a veteran of the New York City Fire Dept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 17, 2018 - 4:51 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump headlined a closed-door fundraiser Friday at the Hamptons, New York, home of one of his closest friends, the chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business. Trump participated in a roundtable with high-dollar donors before delivering remarks...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:49 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — News outlets are challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads. The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and several newspapers filed the lawsuit...
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In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 file photo, Melissa Howard who is running for the District 73 State House seat being vacated by state Rep. Joe Gruters meets with voters during a "meet the candidates" event at Gold Coast Eagle Distriburing in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Howard, a Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online dropped out of her race. Florida's penchant for the weird and strange is so prevalent it's created a cottage industry of chroniclers and followers. But like a contagion, a string of bizarre incidents make it appear that this trend is spreading like a swamp fever to the politicians who represent the state’s nearly 21 million residents. (Phil Diederich/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:49 pm
Florida's penchant for the weird and strange may be infecting the state's politicians. The state's long history of bizarre moments has sparked amusement for the rest of the nation over the years. Some of these stories involve alligators and strange crimes. But the past week saw a string of odd...
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Kathleen Manafort, walks into federal court after the court received a note from the jury during the second day of jury deliberations in the trial of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 17, 2018 - 4:07 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent home for the weekend after concluding a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge T.S. Ellis III...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Myanmar security forces have engaged in ethnic...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, file photo released by the Union for the Republic and Democracy party, showing Soumaila Cisse, opposition presidential candidate casting his ballot during the Presidential second round election in Niafunke, Mali. Mali's opposition leader said Friday, Aug 17, 2018, he rejected results that proclaimed incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election.(Boubacar Sada Sissoko/Union for the Republic and Democracy via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court. Soumaila Cisse held a news conference...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain in Fort Drum, N.Y. Trump says he’s asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, Aug. 17, Trump said that after speaking with “some of the world’s top business leaders,” he’s asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether shifting to a six-month reporting regimen would make more sense. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after...
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Kevin Downing, left, and Thomas Zehnle, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, leave federal court during the second day of jury deliberations in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 17, 2018 - 2:04 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial refused Friday to release the names of jurors, saying he has received threats and fears for their safety as well. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns in explaining why he doesn't...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a woman walks past the remnants of destroyed buildings in the city of Aleppo, Syria. Russian air defense assets in Syria claim to have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 17, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that it would...
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People run as riot police charges to clear the square during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad are staging an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 17, 2018 - 1:26 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister on Friday defended the use of force by riot police during a violent anti-government protest that left more than 450 people injured earlier this month. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in...
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