Politics

October 11, 2019 - 1:35 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III heard arguments Friday, just over three weeks...
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British Gurkha soldier, member of NATO troops stands guard during a military exercise in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. NATO troops from neighboring Kosovo, as well as the Bosnian Army and law enforcement agencies joined the European Union Force (EUFOR) deployed in Bosnia in its traditional annual exercise to show readiness to respond to any security challenges in the country. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
October 11, 2019 - 1:10 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nepalese Gurkha soldiers joined NATO-led peacekeepers, European Union troops and Bosnian forces this week for military exercises that included training to secure airports, diffuse bombs, free hostages and respond to riots. The five-day exercises that concluded...
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October 11, 2019 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating the No. 2 official at the State Department to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Trump announced Friday that he's picked John Sullivan, deputy secretary of state, for the post. Sullivan will replace John Huntsman who announced in August...
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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon says the U.S. will send several dozen fighter jets along with other aircraft and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia to help protect the kingdom from Iranian attacks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
October 11, 2019 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia to defend the kingdom against Iran amid heightened tensions between the two Middle Eastern adversaries, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday. Esper announced the deployment of several dozen fighter...
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Chris Miller
October 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
The clock is running out on the primary election campaign, and the three major candidates for governor are racing to the finish. Call it the two-minute warning: candidates are in the final moments of their campaigns with election day one day away. The ads have been running for weeks, the final...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on "transparency in Federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2019 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed from Mazars...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, asks a question during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 11, 2019 - 9:54 am
DENVER (AP) — A simple yes-or-no question keeps tripping up Senate Republicans: Should the president ask foreign countries to investigate political rivals? A month ago the question was a legal and constitutional no-brainer. It's illegal to accept foreign help in a political campaign, an action that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 11, 2019 - 9:47 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is vying for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor. But that is not the only race on the ballot Saturday. Six Republican incumbents are seeking reelection to their statewide positions. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Secretary...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump is joined by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, second from right, as he arrives at Melsbroek Air Base, in Brussels, Belgium. Sondland, wrapped up in a congressional impeachment inquiry, was a late convert to Trump, initially supporting another candidate in the Republican primary and once refusing to participate in a fundraiser on his behalf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 11, 2019 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and the House impeachment probe (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has arrived on Capitol Hill for a deposition in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry despite President...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, front, rides an escalator surrounded by the media on his way to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. EU negotiator Michel Barnier says that he had a "constructive meeting" with British Brexit envoy Stephen Barclay and underscored the cautious optimism since Thursday's meeting between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 11, 2019 - 8:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that talks with the U.K. to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has "received promising signals" from...
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