National elections

March 13, 2017 - 11:55 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It's one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It's another thing to go ahead and do it. But that's exactly what seems to be happening, at least in one distant corner of the world. In New Zealand, the number of...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, odds for second-round NCAA basketball tournament games are displayed on a board at the Mirage hotel-casino Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas. With 70 million-plus office pool brackets, Americans will put in the neighborhood of $2 billion at stake on the NCAA Tournament this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 13, 2017 - 1:42 pm
Here's one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there's a little money on the line. So fun, in fact, that more people will fill out NCAA Tournament brackets this week than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential...
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FILE- In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a summit of Arab and Latin American leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's second-in-line to the throne, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will meet President Donald Trump at the White House in the highest-level visit to Washington by a Saudi royal since November's presidential election. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, file)
March 13, 2017 - 9:02 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's royal court said Monday the kingdom's second-in-line to the throne will meet President Donald Trump at the White House in the highest-level visit to Washington by a Saudi royal since November's presidential election. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte gestures during a campaign stop in Breda, Netherlands, Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 12, 2017 - 9:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Just days away from a national election in which he hopes to secure a third term in office, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not want to be seen as backing down to Turkish threats. Rutte enraged Ankara by refusing to let Turkey's foreign minister land in the...
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March 11, 2017 - 8:46 pm
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS-RESIGNATIONS US attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning NEW YORK (AP) — A now-fired U.S. attorney says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as Manhattan's top prosecutor. Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) made the comment in a statement...
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March 11, 2017 - 6:54 pm
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS-RESIGNATIONS US attorney Bharara says he was fired after not resigning NEW YORK (AP) — A now-fired U.S. attorney says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as Manhattan's top prosecutor. Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) made the comment in a statement...
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President Donald Trump, back center, meets, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, second from left, with his wife Merle Bari, left clockwise, Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and his wife Hilary Geary, right, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his fiancee Scottish actress Louise Linton, together with other members of his cabinet and the White House staff, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump's claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year's election. A senior congressional aide says that the committee has asked that the...
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March 11, 2017 - 6:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is seeking 320 additional police for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo as tensions over long-delayed elections have caused violence to spread into new areas of the country. The new report by Antonio Guterres to the U.N. Security Council...
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March 11, 2017 - 6:17 am
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-WASHINGTON Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's initial travel ban says he won't immediately rule on whether his restraining order...
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March 10, 2017 - 4:46 pm
TRUMP-NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WH: Trump didn't know Flynn was to register as foreign agent WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was not aware his national security adviser was probably going to have to register as a foreign agent for his lobbying work. Spokesman Sean...
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