Government and politics

President Donald Trump, left, and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien, right depart together following a joint statement in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising the popular 401(k) retirement program will be...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, debris scatters a destroyed community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. The Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash but rejects requests from the powerful Texas and Florida congressional delegations for additional money to rebuild after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The measure is sure to sail through a Monday, Oct. 23, procedural vote and a final vote is expected no later than Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 23, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday gave a preliminary OK to a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would provide Puerto Rico with a much-needed infusion of cash and keep the federal flood insurance program from running out of money to pay claims. The 79-16 procedural vote set the stage...
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This image from video released by ABC shows Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson's widow, during an interview on "Good Morning America," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. (ABC News via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry listens to a statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 23, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets. The former officials, who served under presidents...
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A thick layer of fog rolls over the Mississippi River toward Dubuque, Iowa, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 6:05 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scorned by President Donald Trump, former FBI director James Comey turned up in, of all places, Iowa this past weekend. Cue the speculation. One of Trump's best-known adversaries was seen dining at 801 Chophouse in Des Moines, the must-stop steakhouse for the political elite...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, U.S-born businessman William Browder answers reporters during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris. Republican and Democratic lawmakers are asking the U.S. government to act after British-American financier William Browder said his visa was revoked. Browder lobbied for a law named after his former employee, Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, that imposed travel bans and asset freezes on dozens of Russian officials. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
October 23, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Monday wealthy financier William Browder, a British citizen who lobbied for a law targeting Russian officials over human rights, was cleared for travel to the United States on Oct. 18, four days before he says he was denied entry into the U.S...
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FILE- In this file photo from July 7, 2017, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R- Pa., speaks at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Pittsburgh site, in South Park Township, Pa. Pennsylvania will hold a special election March 13, 2018, to complete the term of Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker who resigned after his hometown newspaper revealed he had suggested a mistress get an abortion when they thought she might be pregnant. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will hold a special election March 13 to complete the term of disgraced Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker who resigned after his hometown newspaper revealed he had suggested a mistress get an abortion when they thought she might be...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 23, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. Still, the head of the House's tax-writing committee...
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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, Kaspersky Lab said it will open up its anti-virus software to outside review as it deals with security concerns. The company is making the move a month after the U.S. government barred agencies from using its software. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
October 23, 2017 - 5:09 pm
Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software's underlying code for outside review. But security experts and some U.S. politicians say the move is mostly meaningless. In September, the U.S...
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, speaks to reporters about the Niger operation during a briefing at the Pentagon, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 23, 2017 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American people and the fallen soldiers' families deserve answers about a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger, the top U.S. general said Monday, without being able to provide many himself. Three weeks after the attack by presumed Islamic State forces, Marine Corps Gen...
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