Government and politics

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden...
Read More
October 22, 2018 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court has stepped back from public life. For more than a decade after leaving the court in 2006, O'Connor kept up an active schedule. She served as a visiting federal appeals court judge, spoke on issues she cared about and...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights, is interviewed at the office of Health and Human Services in Washington. LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury on Oct. 22, to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 22, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
Read More
October 22, 2018 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says two U.S. Navy warships have passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait without incident. The 100 mile-wide (160 kilometer-wide) strait divides the island nation from mainland China. Beijing considers Taiwan a breakaway Chinese province and objects to...
Read More
October 22, 2018 - 12:48 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The event comes...
Read More
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to give a statement to parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. May is urging Parliament to support her as Brexit looms, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 22, 2018 - 12:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to "hold our nerve" during the difficult last push in negotiations. May told the...
Read More
Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, left, shakes hands with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum after a CNN debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 22, 2018 - 12:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't a big fan of Donald Trump, but he said during a televised debate that he'd gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. "That's just not the way it works," said his opponent Ron...
Read More
Croatia's former prime minister Ivo Sanader sits in the courtroom prior to the reading of his verdict, in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Sanader was sentenced Monday for two and a half years in prison for war profiteering. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
October 22, 2018 - 11:19 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to 2 ½ years in prison for war profiteering following his retrial in the high-profile corruption case. The County Court of Zagreb, the capital, ruled that Sanader also must return about half a million...
Read More
ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 27 de junio de 2018, el asesor de seguridad nacional estadounidense John Bolton aguarda para hablar con el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin en el Kremlin, Moscú. (AP Foto/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
October 22, 2018 - 11:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks with top Russian officials Monday after President Donald Trump had declared an intention to pull out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. The Kremlin expressed disappointment with Trump's announcement on Saturday that the United...
Read More
Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan fill the truck of a driver who offered them the free ride, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 22, 2018 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing" aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border. Trump tweets: "Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping...
Read More

Pages