Government and politics

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 21, 2019, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy gestures while speaking at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. For his presidential campaign popular Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has literally taken the script from a TV show in which he plays the Ukrainian president. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 22, 2019 - 3:55 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy's landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election has thrust a comedian and political novice into the middle of the most dangerous flashpoint between Moscow and the West since the end of the Cold War. Whether Zelenskiy is any match at all for Vladimir...
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President Donald Trump, right, waves as he and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Palm Beach International Airport, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in West Palm Beach Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 22, 2019 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint became the latest front in the intensifying battle between the...
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In this April 19, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions from employees during a campaign stop at a dairy company in Londonderry, N.H. Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has attention and money. Now he has to convert that into a sustainable operation that can keep him in the race well into next year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 22, 2019 - 2:49 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. This is the upstart campaign of Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna greet their supporters who have come to thank him for what he did as a president, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, April 22, 2019. Political mandates don't get much more powerful than the one Ukrainian voters gave comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who as president-elect faces daunting challenges along with an overwhelming directive to produce change. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 22, 2019 - 2:44 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy's projected landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The outgoing president of Ukraine is telling supporters he plans to try to win the job back in a future election. President Petro Poroshenko...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past allegations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 22, 2019 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve's board amid a focus on past scandals and doubts about his qualifications for the role. Cain is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who dropped out of the 2012...
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In this April 9, 2019, photo, Argus Leader investigative reporter Jonathan Ellis and news director Cory Myers in the newsroom in Sioux Falls, S.D. In 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They thought the information about the $65-billion dollar-a year program, previously known as food stamps, could lead to a series of stories and help them identify possible fraud. But the government didn’t provide everything the paper wanted. Trying to get the data has taken the paper more than eight years and landed the case at the Supreme Court. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally brought by the Argus Leader newspaper, which...
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April 22, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans will eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags at its New York state stores by year's end — just before a state ban on the packing takes effect, the grocery store chain announced Monday. The Rochester, New York-based grocery chain also said it will work to reduce the...
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April 22, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is offering rewards of up to $10 million each for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah organization. The State and Treasury departments say the money will be paid to people who provide information such as the names of...
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In this photo taken Monday, April 15, 2019, resident Wallace Lee helps lead the fight against a new homeless shelter during a neighborhood meeting in San Francisco. The city of San Francisco, which has too little housing and too many homeless people sleeping in the streets, is teeming with anxiety and vitriol these days. A large new homeless shelter is on track to go up along a scenic waterfront area dotted with high-rise luxury condos, prompting outrage from some residents. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
April 22, 2019 - 2:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington, about his vision for the future of U.S. foreign policy. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House. The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement on his website Monday April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 22, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House. The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement Monday. "I'm here to tell you and to tell America that I'm running for president of the United States," Moulton said on ABC's "...
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