Government and politics

Swedish programmer Ola Bini gestures to the press in handcuffs as he is transferred away from the court where his Habeas Corpus request was accepted, before being freed on the condition that he appear periodically before a judge in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
June 20, 2019 - 11:39 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A court in Ecuador freed a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday after more than two months in jail on suspicion of hacking. In a two-to-one vote judges with a provincial court ruled that Ola Bini should be freed while he defends himself...
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Aldo Davila, the first openly gay congressman-elect in Guatemala's history, poses for photos during an interview at his office in Guatemala City, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Proudly gay and living with HIV, the 41-year-old businessman says the rainbow flag will not be his only cause. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
June 20, 2019 - 10:28 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Aldo Iván Dávila Morales is poised to take up a seat in Guatemala's congress in January, making history as the first openly gay man elected to the country's legislature. Proudly gay and living with HIV, the 41-year-old activist says the rainbow flag will not be his only cause...
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File - In this June 6, 2011, file photo, Tara O'Sullivan applauds during College Park High School's commencement ceremony in Concord, Calif. A rookie Sacramento police officer was shot during a domestic violence call and lay wounded for about 45 minutes as the gunman kept officers at bay with bursts of fire, authorities said Thursday. She was finally rescued with an armored vehicle but died at a hospital. O'Sullivan, 26, was shot Wednesday June 19, 2019, while helping a woman collect her belongings to leave her home. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
June 20, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man with a history of domestic violence restraining orders gunned down a rookie California police officer and continued firing, preventing other officers from reaching their wounded colleague for 45 minutes, authorities said Thursday. An armored vehicle eventually was...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2015, file photo, a fan holds up a sign during a pregame ceremony as the Toronto Blue Jays face the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition baseball game in Montreal. The Tampa Bay Rays have received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore a plan that could see the team split its home games between the Tampa Bay area and Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ex-Rays? Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal. No timetable for the possible plan was announced. An idea under consideration is for the Rays to play...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and the President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele, raise their arms during a visit to a tree nursery at a military reserve in Tapachula, Mexico, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The presidents met to discuss a development plan that aims to slow a surge of mostly Central American migrants toward the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 20, 2019 - 8:55 pm
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico and El Salvador signed a cooperation agreement Thursday that includes a $30 million Mexican donation for reforestation in the Central American nation, amid increased pressure from the United States to slow a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border. The project to...
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An opposition demonstrator stands in front of a police line at Georgian Parliament to call for the resignation of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation.(AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
June 20, 2019 - 7:39 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Riot police in the capital of the country of Georgia fired rubber bullets and unleashed water cannons to drive thousands of protesters away from the country's parliament building, but disorder continued nearby in the pre-dawn hours of Friday. The confrontation began in the...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2019 photo, Nation Rifle Association President Col. Oliver North speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, June 20, 2019, the NRA filed suit against North for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA." The lawsuit said that North "departed office after a widely publicized, failed coup attempt." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 20, 2019 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association has sued its former president, Oliver North, for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA" as turmoil that was exposed publicly when North resigned two months ago continued Thursday when the organization also turned against its longtime chief...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 file photo migrants mainly from Central America guide their children through the entrance of a World War II-era bomber hanger in Deming, N.M. A panel of appeals court judges in California will hear arguments in the long-running battle between advocates for immigrant children and the U.S. government over conditions in detention and holding facilities near the southwest border. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
June 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation, according to a legal team that interviewed dozens of children at a Border Patrol station in Texas. The attorneys...
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European Union leaders during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, June 20, 2019. European Union leaders meet for a two-day summit to begin the process of finalizing candidates for the bloc's top jobs. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 5:07 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have failed to back a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050 in spite of promises to fight harder against climate change. Ahead of a U.N. meeting in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a non-binding footnote in the final statement of...
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Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Wall Street capped a broad rally for stocks Thursday by driving the S&P 500 index to an all-time high. The milestone, which eclipsed the benchmark index's last record close on April 30, underscores a swift rebound for the market in June that has erased the losses from a 6.6% dive in May. The...
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