National governments

June 25, 2018 - 8:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has backed an NCAA rule requiring most football players who transfer schools to sit out a year. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a lower-court finding that NCAA transfer rules don't violate U.S. antitrust laws. Monday's decision was in a...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, workers harvest coca leaves in Puerto Bello, in the southern Colombia's state of Putumayo. A new White House report released Monday, June 25, 2018 finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
June 25, 2018 - 8:53 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The amount of land where peasants and drug traffickers harvest the plant used to make cocaine has surged to a record high in Colombia, a White House report said Monday, a boom that could further test historically close relations with the United States. Annual data for 2017...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018 file photo, attorney Michael Cohen arrives to court in New York. Over 12,000 files seized from President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Cohen, cannot be turned over to prosecutors probing Cohen's business interests because they are subject to attorney-client privilege, his lawyers said Monday, June 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 25, 2018 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 12,000 files seized from President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, cannot be turned over to prosecutors probing Cohen's business interests because they are subject to attorney-client privilege, his lawyers said Monday. The lawyers, Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan,...
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A transport officer, right, helps immigrants Dilma Araceley Riveria Hernandez, and her son, Anderson Alvarado, 2, get off the bus after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 6:20 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A group of mothers and fathers who were separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border broke down in tears as they talked about the uncertainties of being...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. The Senate is taking up a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the next budget year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 25, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking up a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the next budget year. Approval of the bill on Monday would send it back to the House, which approved a similar bill this month. Lawmakers hope to send a unified bill to...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges. Attorneys for Paul Manafort filed a notice of appeal Monday saying they want a federal appeals court to review the order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. They also are appealing Jackson’s order dismissing a civil suit Manafort brought challenging special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority to prosecute him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 25, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is appealing a judge's decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges. Attorneys for Paul Manafort filed court papers Monday saying they want a federal appeals court to review the order by U.S. District Judge...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 25, 2018 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can't encourage customers to use other credit cards, even though they charge...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder and featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The Supreme Court's decision Monday not to take the case leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey. Dassey...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a statement on national television from his official residence in Istanbul, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Erdogan has claimed victory in critical elections based on unofficial results, securing an executive presidency with sweeping powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 24, 2018 - 8:43 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule. The presidential vote and a...
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A security officer stands guard while Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters outside his official residence in Istanbul, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Erdogan has claimed victory in critical elections based on unofficial results, securing an executive presidency with sweeping powers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 24, 2018 - 5:35 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Thousands of people are celebrating in the predominantly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir after a pro-Kurdish party passed a difficult electoral threshold to enter...
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