Government and politics

A man walks past French presidential campaign posters displayed in Sevres, outside Paris, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 20, 2017 - 12:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign in France (all times local): 6:45 p.m. French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has had a phone call with former U.S. President Barack Obama. The independent centrist said in a written statement that the conversation focused on Europe's future...
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April 20, 2017 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the administration to investigate whether steel imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. In the Oval Office on Thursday, Trump signed a memo ordering the investigation while surrounded by executives from U.S. steelmakers. A 1960s trade...
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Spanish writer Eduardo Mendoza, second left, poses for the media with Spain's King Felipe, second right, Queen Letizia, right, and his former wife Ana Soler, left, after he was awarded the Cervantes Prize during a ceremony at the University of Alcala de Henares, outskirts Madrid, Spain, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Cervantes prize is the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 20, 2017 - 9:05 am
MADRID (AP) — A top Spanish official says a Spanish royal visit to Britain will need to be rescheduled as a result of Britain's early election on June 8. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were to visit London and stay at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II from June 6-8. But Foreign...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his first meeting with Italy's prime minister. Trump will meet Thursday at the White House with Paolo Gentiloni. They'll discuss the Group of Seven industrialized nations meeting in Italy next month. The G-7 nations have urged Russia to pressure...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Kenosha, Wis. Trump, the "America First" president who vowed to extricate the U.S. from onerous overseas commitments, appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 20, 2017 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, President Donald...
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Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves an European flag during a meeting in Nantes, western France, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Polls suggest Macron has a good chance of coming out on top of Sunday's first round and reaching the May 7 runoff. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
April 20, 2017 - 6:44 am
PARIS (AP) — A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote. With voters in a rebellious mood and many hesitant to the end about their choices, the identities of the two candidates who will...
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Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves an European flag during a meeting in Nantes, western France, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Polls suggest Macron has a good chance of coming out on top of Sunday's first round and reaching the May 7 runoff. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
April 20, 2017 - 6:30 am
PARIS (AP) — A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote. With voters in a rebellious mood and many hesitant to the end about their choices, the identities of the two candidates who will...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz says he won’t for re-election or any other office in 2018 (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 20, 2017 - 4:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election next year gives the GOP congressman a chance to avoid a potentially damaging re-election campaign and make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The letters, obtained by The Associated Press, show the companies asked them “to set aside” the results of government studies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump. The company gave $1 million for Trump’s inaugural activities.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 20, 2017 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of organophosphates...
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