Government and politics

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, a Serbian Army MiG-29 jet fighter received from Russia stands on the tarmac at Batajnica, military airport near Belgrade, Serbia. Russia mainly wants to discourage Western Balkan countries from joining NATO, but has also shown opposition to their EU membership bids. Serbia is a major target for Russian efforts because of deep cultural and historic links between the two Slavic nations. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
February 24, 2018 - 10:33 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent. The European Union finally is pushing back. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is embarking on a seven-nation...
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In this Feb. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference In Oxon Hill, Md. On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, Trump sought in a week’s worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week's worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. His speech to the Conservative...
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FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks outside the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. It didn’t take long after Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Nor did it take long for Republicans to link the prosecutor who announced the charges to a prominent national Democratic financier.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 24, 2018 - 9:53 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Nor did it take long for...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who's been dubbed "Putin's chef" by Russian media. His restaurants and catering businesses have hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 24, 2018 - 9:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. Recently unsealed criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman could also pose legal risks for the banks that lent him millions of dollars. For years Paul Manafort has borrowed heavily against multiple properties in New York. The banks’ exposure could be worst of all for a bank dubbed “Lender B” in court papers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 24, 2018 - 4:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. The most serious exposure may be for a...
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Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and senior White House adviser, gives a medal to former U.S. bobsledder Garrett Hines while visiting USA House during the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Eric Gaillard/Pool Photo via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 1:58 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she would use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. Ivanka...
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A Secret Service officer checks a white passenger vehicle that struck a security barrier that guards the southwest entrance to the White House grounds off of 17th Street n Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 24, 2018 - 1:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed. The U.S. Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." No shots...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say Friday's...
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Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign pleaded guilty in the special counsel's Russia investigation to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 24, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference. The plea by Gates, a former senior adviser to...
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February 24, 2018 - 12:27 am
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on America's outlook about the country was conducted by NORC from Feb. 15-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,337 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel. The original sample...
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