Government and politics

The flag of the United States flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, to honor the five people killed in the Annapolis, Md., shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 03, 2018 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags on federal property be flown at half-staff through sunset Tuesday to honor five people slain at a newspaper in Maryland's capital. The order comes after Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said Monday that Trump had declined his request to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the administration is courting motorcycle companies that want to move to the U.S. after Harley-Davidson said it's moving some assembly overseas. Harley-Davidson drew Trump's wrath last week after the manufacturer announced it's moving production of...
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Poles protest against new legislation on the Supreme Court that will force the retirement of more than a third of the judges to the top court, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 2, 2018. The European Union opened a rule-of-law procedure Monday against Poland over what it sees as flaws in Poland's Supreme Court law, intensifying a standoff that is threatening Poland's EU voting rights and funding. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 03, 2018 - 10:37 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Poland's Supreme Court vowed Tuesday to resist the government's steps to remove her from her post under new retirement regulations that she has called a "purge." Malgorzata Gersdorf insisted that under the Constitution of Poland her term as the court's first...
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Interior Minister Matteo Salvini bathes in the swimming pool as he visits a farm confiscated in 2007 from a mobster to emphasize anti-Mafia procedures, in Suvignano, near Siena, central Italy, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. After the villa was confiscated from a Mafia boss after 24 years of legal procedures, it was turned into a holiday spot for tourists. (Fabio Di Pietro/ANSA via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 9:29 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's interior minister has demonstrated his anti-Mafia priorities by diving into a swimming pool at a Tuscan villa that was confiscated from a mobster. Matteo Salvini then swam a lap in the pool as journalists watched on Tuesday. The villa was seized from a Mafia boss in 2007 after...
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Serbian army honor guard line-up in front of a red carpet set for a welcome ceremony for visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko outside the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Poroshenko is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
July 03, 2018 - 9:23 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met Tuesday with his Serbian counterpart in a bid to boost ties with the Balkan country, a key Russian ally in Europe, as both states seek to join the European Union. The two countries' delegations signed bilateral deals and predicted...
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Prime Minister Theresa May during celebrations marking National Armed Forces Day in Llandudno, Wales, Saturday June 30, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 8:42 am
LONDON (AP) — A major British business group warned Tuesday that companies need answers over Britain's post-Brexit relations with the European Union, as British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to unite her feuding government around a common vision for future trade with the bloc. The British...
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In this undated photo provided on July 2, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits Sinuiju Chemical Fibre Mill in Sinuiju, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 12:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts are warning that the Trump administration's plan to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles in just a year is both unrealistic and risky. The rapid timeline proposed by national security adviser John Bolton contrasts with more measured, methodical strategies...
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Sen. Mike Lee speaks at a Utah public lands forum hosted by the Sutherland Institute, June 29, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Lee has talked to the White House about a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, he said Friday. But Lee wouldn't say whether his name is among the potential front-runners. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some members of Congress say they'd like to see President Donald Trump turn to Capitol Hill for a Supreme Court nominee. Among those being suggested for the high court are Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Republican congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. Lee is the only...
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President Donald Trump watches as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 02, 2018 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and has plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for...
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Sen. Mike Lee speaks at a Utah public lands forum hosted by the Sutherland Institute, June 29, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Lee has talked to the White House about a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, he said Friday. But Lee wouldn't say whether his name is among the potential front-runners. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be "the single best choice" Trump...
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