National governments

FILE-- In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, left, with Gov C.L. "Butch" Otter listening, speaks at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients despite such laws likely being unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, file)
April 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week. The court says Sotomayor will cut back on travel...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The Trump administration has been holding the unidentified citizen at a U.S. military facility in Iraq since he surrendered on...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before they visit the reconstruction site of the Berlin Palace in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration...
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In this photo released by Cuba's state-run media Cubadebate, Cuba's President Raul Castro, center left, enters the National Assembly followed by his successor Miguel Diaz-Canel, center right, for the start of two-day legislative session in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Cuban assembly selected the 57-year-old First Vice President as the sole candidate to succeed Castro on Wednesday, in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031. It was the first time Castro has laid...
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Cuba's President Raul Castro observes a monitor with he day's proceedings during the start of two-day session of the legislature, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Cuba's legislature opened the two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Castro. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 18, 2018 - 11:17 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created...
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This artist's drawing released by attorney Michael Avenatti, purports to show the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 to remain quiet about her affair with President Donald Trump. (Michael Avenatti via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and...
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This image released by ABC shows adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, with her attorney Michael Avenatti during an appearance on the daytime talk show "The View," Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York. Daniels released a composite sketch Tuesday of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about her past sexual tryst with President Donald Trump. Avenatti says they are offering $100,000 for information leading to the man's identification. (Heidi Gutman/ABC via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on adult film star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A federal judge in Los Angeles has set a hearing to determine whether there should be a stay in the case of a porn actress who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. U.S...
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April 18, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has denied a law firm's request to be added as an administrator of the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected an attempt from the Locks Law Firm to join the process that compensates former players for head...
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CORRECTS TYPO OF CITY NAME - Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad smiles during an interview with Associated Press at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mahathir says a wave of change is evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the bloc's traditional support for the government would be enough to secure the opposition victory in next month's elections. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 18, 2018 - 7:38 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month's elections. Mahathir, Asia's longest-...
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