Government and politics

FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting with lawmakers of his party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
July 28, 2018 - 6:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont returned to Belgium Saturday to drum up support for Catalonia's separatist movement after Spain's bid to extradite him on rebellion charges from Germany failed. On arriving to Brussels, Puigdemont shook hands with other former members of his...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook plummeted 19 percent Thursday, July 26, 2018, after warning of slower growth ahead, erasing more than $100 billion in value. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 28, 2018 - 6:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the...
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FILE - This April 6, 2016, file photo shows Alice Wells, the U.S.'s top diplomat for South Asia, during her meeting with Syrian refugees at the International Airport of Amman, Jordan. The senior Taliban official says the insurgent group has held the first direct talks with the U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future plans for peace negotiations. This week's meeting with Wells, was an attempt to jump-start talks on ending Washington's longest military engagement, a senior Taliban official told The Associated Press early Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)
July 28, 2018 - 4:09 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. It marked one of the most significant developments amid efforts to find a negotiated end...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, inmates walk to the dining hall from their cell block at the Idaho State Correctional Institution outside Boise, Idaho. Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars of credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. Peter Wagner with the Prison Policy Institute said the Robin Hood-like response to the story was likely a reaction to the prices JPay and other companies charge for email. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say it was "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it as more of a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had many on social media rooting...
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Arizona State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Authorities say a male suspect used an Arizona state trooper's gun and fatally shot trooper Edenhofer and wounded another trooper Wednesday night after they responded to reports of someone throwing rocks at vehicles. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A man authorities say fired an Arizona state trooper's gun, killing one trooper and wounding another, has regained consciousness after being placed in a coma. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials confirmed Friday afternoon that 20-year-old Isaac D. King is awake and alert...
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Pastor Darryl Webster prays during a prayer vigil, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Indianapolis. The vigil was held for the Coleman family and other families who lost members in the duck boat accident at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
July 27, 2018 - 3:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A father and three children who were among nine members of a close-knit Indiana family killed in a tourist boat accident were remembered Friday during a nearly three-hour service attended by hundreds who showed up to support their surviving relatives. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb,...
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In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on results of Pakistan's national election (all times local): 11:25 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary General Antonio Guterres is congratulating the Pakistani people for voting and reaffirming "their commitment to a democratic Pakistan." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said...
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Paulina Gutierrez Alonzo, a 26-year-old Quiche indigenous woman, answers questions during an interview at her grandfather's house in Joyabaj, Guatemala, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Gutierrez Alonzo was deported from United States in June and separated from her 7-year-old daughter Antonia Yolanda Gomez Gutierrez, who is currently at an immigration center in Arizona, despite the Thursday deadline for reuniting children with their families who were caught entering the country without authorization. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 27, 2018 - 2:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, many immigrants separated from children at the border remain in detention or in Central America. Lawyers and advocates sharply criticized the U.S. government for creating a bureaucratic and legal snarl that'...
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July 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, accusing the agency of misusing the information to target people who are in the country illegally but are otherwise not accused of any crimes, the mayor announced Friday...
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Supporters of Pakistani independent political candidate who lost his seat, gathered to protest against Pakistan Election Commission demanding recounting of votes, in Bannu, Pakistan, Friday, July 27, 2018. A group that monitors elections has urged Pakistan's elections oversight body to address concerns of the country's political parties. (AP Photo/Abdul Haseeb)
July 27, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — With Pakistani election officials declaring the party of Imran Khan to be the winner of parliamentary balloting, the former cricket star turned Friday to forming a coalition government, since the party did not get an outright majority. That will mean finding allies and cutting...
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