Government and politics

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich sits in his box before the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire's British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands when Chelsea won England's FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. The associate told The...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Giuseppe Conte smiles during a meeting in Rome. Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier. Neither 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio nor League leader Matteo Salvini named Giuseppe Conte in brief remarks to reporters after leaving a closed-door meeting with President Sergio Mattarella in what could be final consultations before forming a government 11 weeks after elections left Italy with a hung parliament. But, in a breach of protocol, Di Maio identified Conte to reporters outside the Quirinale presidential palace and posted his name on the movement’s popular block. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 21, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ROME (AP) — Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country's first populist government. Say the name "Conte" and the one who...
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to supporters at the opening of her campaign field office Friday, May 18, 2018, in Ferguson, Mo. Less than six months before Election Day, McCaskill’s standing with Missouri’s African-American community is in question. And she’s being forced to prove that she’s not taking anyone for granted. McCaskill, a Democrat facing re-election in a state that has trended sharply Republican in recent years, knows she cannot afford to lose any support this fall _ especially not from a group of voters that was supposed to be among her most loyal. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
May 21, 2018 - 3:44 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's standing with Missouri's African-American community is in question less than six months before Election Day. McCaskill knows she cannot afford to lose any support this fall as she seeks re-election — especially not from a group of voters...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face "the strongest sanctions in history," as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal...
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President Donald Trump, center, poses for a photograph with 2017 NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr., bottom center, and his racing team on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 21, 2018 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing at the White House, praising Truex's vow to "never give up." Trump is paying tribute to Truex's championship on the South Lawn of the White House and admiring the No. 78 Toyota...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday dismissed Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham" and ramped up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered government. The White House announced that President Donald Trump had signed an executive order...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. Pompeo is threatening to place “the strongest sanctions in history” on Iran if its government doesn’t change course. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Iran's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to criticize a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that took a hard line on the Islamic Republic. Mohammad Javad Zarif...
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May 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to New York on Wednesday for a speech on immigration. New York Rep. Pete King's office says they're expecting the president to travel to Bethpage, on Long Island, to discuss efforts to eradicate the violent MS-13 gang. Last week, Trump raised...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, AFI Founding Director George Stevens, Jr. attends AFI's 50th Anniversary Gala at The Library of Congress in Washington. Stevens is adding another chapter to film history with a significant donation of items spanning five generations of his family to the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive. The Academy...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, April 20, 2018. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court's five conservative members in the...
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