Government and politics

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani pose for the media members in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22. 2017. Leaders of Turkey and Iran have arrived in Russia's Sochi for the much-anticipated talks with President Vladimir Putin that are expected to focus on a political settlement for post-war Syria. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their...
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November 22, 2017 - 1:22 pm
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. Mashpee Wampanoag (MASH'-pee WAHM'-puh-nawg) Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell said Wednesday the administration needs to "do right" by his...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo, soldiers from China's People's Liberation Army stand in formation during drills with U.S. troops for a natural disaster at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center near Warrenton, Ore. Maj. Gen. Zhang Jian, a senior Chinese commander who visited Oregon, said the disaster exercises evolved from academic discussions to boots on the ground in the last few years. The countries host them in alternate years. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
November 22, 2017 - 12:49 pm
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured. On a pine-studded base along the...
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The New York Post, left, and New York Daily News are arranged for a photo, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The papers will often tackle the same topics on their front page, but only when the stars align do their colorful headline writers get the same idea. Both were reporting Wednesday on President Donald Trump's backing of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore denies the charge. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 22, 2017 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's hometown tabloids have nearly identical front cover headlines to report his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They say, "I'm With Perv" and I'm With the Perv!" The New York Daily News and New York Post often tackle the same topics on their...
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November 22, 2017 - 12:35 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has paid an early Thanksgiving visit to injured service members. Pence and his wife, Karen, met privately Wednesday with five patients undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. They later met with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, Kelley Paul, wife of Republican Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, watches him speak to supporters during a caucus night rally at the Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines, Iowa. Kelley Paul writes in an essay published by CNN on Nov. 22, 2017, that her husband hasn’t taken a single breath without pain since what she calls “a deliberate, blindside attack” by the family’s Kentucky neighbor earlier this month. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 22, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month. Authorities say the Republican was attacked Nov. 3 by Rene Boucher while mowing his lawn...
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In this Nov. 21, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving. The survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that just 2 in 10 are eager to discuss politics. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2017 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, conservative commentator Meghan McCain poses during a photocall at the 29th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, France. McCain’s father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, announced on Nov. 22, 2017, that his daughter married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at the family’s ranch in Arizona the day before. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
November 22, 2017 - 9:59 am
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family's ranch in Arizona. McCain's father, Sen. John McCain, announced the wedding early Wednesday, tweeting : "Yesterday I was deeply blessed to give away my little girl at a ceremony with family...
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In this photo taken with light reflections on a pot German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 22, 2017 - 9:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats are under pressure to halt the country's drift toward a new election after ruling out a repeat of their outgoing coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Social Democrats were the junior partners in Merkel's government of the past four years...
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November 22, 2017 - 9:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's upper house of parliament has unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a Russian TV channel. The Federation Council's vote Wednesday follows a quick approval of...
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