Government And Politics

US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

Jan 19, 2018

The chair of the Africa Group at the United Nations says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told ambassadors that "Africa is very important for the United States" _ but she didn't apologize for President Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as demanded

Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

Jan 19, 2018

One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say

EPA official: government must plan for climate change

Jan 19, 2018

A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

Jan 19, 2018

Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Jan 19, 2018

The House has approved a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown, but the Senate prospects are dim.

Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

Jan 19, 2018

Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died

Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

Jan 19, 2018

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, saying the world must not only commemorate the millions of victims but "do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future."

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

Jan 19, 2018

Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

Jan 19, 2018

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown

Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendants

Jan 19, 2018

The U.S. government is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration one year ago

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