National governments

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York after a hearing for Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney. Avenatti, the attorney who's garnered national attention demanding transparency as one of President Donald Trump's chief critics, convinced a federal judge to bar the media from covering a bankruptcy court case involving his former law firm. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give testimony Wednesday, July 25 behind closed doors. In May, Eagan Avenatti, was ordered to pay $10 million to a lawyer who claimed that the firm misstated its profits and he was owed millions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 25, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm's bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to...
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FILe - In this April 13, 2017, photo, shows the Trump International Hotel is on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. A federal judge ruled July 25, 2018, that Maryland and the District of Columbia can proceed with their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of unconstitutionally accepting payments from foreign and state interests through his Washington hotel. The decision clears the way for the plaintiffs to seek financial records and other materials from the president's company. (AP Photos/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
July 25, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Maryland and the District of Columbia can proceed with their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of unconstitutionally accepting payments from foreign and state interests through his Washington hotel. The decision clears the way for the...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to questions at a 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations news conference in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will never recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea as he sought to fend off charges from lawmakers and others that President Donald Trump and his administration are being soft on Russia. In a statement titled "Crimea...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. South Sudan's government says President Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to share power in a transitional government in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war. Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth announced the agreement to reporters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum on Wednesday, July 25.(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, FILE)
July 25, 2018 - 1:46 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said it was "skeptical" the two men whose rivalry has killed tens of thousands could lead the way...
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July 25, 2018 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a self-improvement group that's accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex is due before a federal judge in New York. Keith Raniere has a pre-trial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon, along with one of the group's more...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:35 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration's accounting of hundreds of parents who may have been deported after being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it "a deeply troubling reality." U.S. Dana Sabraw was responding to a...
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In this courtroom drawing, Clare Bronfman, right, is arraigned at federal court in New York, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Bronfman, a daughter of the late billionaire philanthropist and former Seagram chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr., and three other people associated with the NXIVM organization were taken into custody and charged with racketeering conspiracy, the U.S. attorney's office in the Brooklyn borough of New York announced. From left is Judge Nicholas Garaufis, Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza, defense attorney Cassidy Necheles and Bronfman. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
July 24, 2018 - 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune and three other people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the investigation of a self-improvement organization accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex. Clare Bronfman, 39, a daughter of...
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock discusses his jobs initiative, Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Capitol in Helena, Mont. As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans. One of the biggest challenges for employers isn't government regulation or the tax structure, it's having a talented and trained workforce, Bullock said Monday. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor and the state Department of Revenue filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tuesday over a recent decision to end the requirement that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their major donors...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan attend his election rally in Karachi, Pakistan. As Pakistanis prepare to make history on Wednesday by electing a third consecutive civilian government, rights activists, analysts and even some candidates say the campaign has been among the country's dirtiest imperiling the country's democratic future. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)
July 24, 2018 - 3:36 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been...
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July 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment provides the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Hawaiian officials had violated George Young's rights by denying him a permit to openly carry a...
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