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Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 30, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his intelligence chiefs on Wednesday after they told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. "Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" Trump tweeted. On Tuesday,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Egyptian lawyer Negad al-Borai, center left, leaves the high court after a hearing, in Cairo, Egypt. Al-Borai said Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 that Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
January 30, 2019 - 8:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said Wednesday. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the...
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CIA Director Gina Haspel accompanied by FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 29, 2019 - 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. The chiefs made no mention of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in cash donated to his scuttled re-election campaign to pay the high-powered Manhattan law firm that defended him after he resigned amid allegations that he abused several women, according to newly filed campaign finance records reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The...
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Venezuela's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales, speaks to supporters during a gathering to propose amnesty laws for police and military, at a public plaza in Las Mercedes neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2019. Venezuela's political showdown moves to the United Nations where a Security Council meeting called by the United States will pit backers of President Nicolas Maduro against the Trump administration and supporters of Guaido. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 29, 2019 - 11:44 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country's top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro...
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Edda Mueller, chairwoman of Transparency International Germany e.V. poses for the media with the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018, prior to the presentation of the yearly report at a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The flyer reading: 'Corruption Perceptions Index 2018'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 29, 2019 - 4:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Countries like Hungary and Turkey are growing more corrupt as they become more autocratic, and threats to the American system of checks and balances have knocked the United States out of the top 20 "cleanest" countries, according to a closely watched annual survey released Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Track Palin, left, talks with his lawyer Patrick Bergt before a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska. Palin, the elder son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has been released from custody at an Anchorage halfway house after his conviction for assaulting his father. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)
January 28, 2019 - 8:30 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin, the elder son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has won an early release from custody after his conviction for assaulting his father. Palin reported to an Anchorage halfway house in December to serve a year for the 2017 attack on his...
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FILE- In this file photo from Oct. 17, 2018, survivors of child sexual abuse hug in the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. while awaiting legislation to respond to a landmark state grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol for 2019 sessions, but they have yet to revisit a response to child sexual abuse scandals since the debate's late-night collapse that closed last year's final voting day. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
January 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol but have yet to revisit legislation on child sexual abuse scandals since an October fight killed a bill that would have allowed long-ago victims to sue the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The Legislature's new...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., administers the House oath of office to Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., during ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's known as "the theater committee" for its high profile, high-drama role investigating President Donald Trump's White House. And now, five of the fieriest Democratic freshmen in the House are players on that stage. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
January 28, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as "the theater committee" for its high profile, high-drama role investigating President Donald Trump's White House. And now, five of the fieriest Democratic freshmen in the House are players on that stage. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Hill, Rashida Tlaib and others...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore speaks at a news conference at police headquarters in Los Angeles. Moore, who became chief in 2018, announced Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that crime is down in every category in Los Angeles and homicides are at their second lowest in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
January 28, 2019 - 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crime is down in every category in Los Angeles and homicides are at their second lowest in more than 50 years, the city's mayor and police chief announced Monday. At 259, homicides in the nation's second-largest city fell 8.2 percent in 2018, while rapes were down 12.4 percent,...
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