Government and politics

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. The Associated Press has learned that a Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 3:02 am
A Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms. Federal officials came under fire two years ago for rolling back child welfare policies meant to protect unaccompanied minors...
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In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Modi is travelling April 27-28, 2018 to meet with Xi for a visit that some experts have described as a possible way to reset a complicated relationship between the two Asian powers that has faced several tests last year, including a tense border standoff. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:45 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a visit that some experts believe could reset a complicated relationship that faced several tests last year, including a tense border standoff. The meeting between the leaders of the world's...
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South Koreans hold a banner showing the pictures of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to welcome the planned summit between South and North Koreas near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a tree together and inspect an honor guard after Kim walks across the border for the leaders' historic summit. The letters read " Peace, A New Start." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 26, 2018 - 2:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday. The talks on the southern side of...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, performers take to the stage during the opening ceremony for the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. Walt Disney Co. is emphasizing its deep China connections as it launches an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort amid rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. Bob Weis, a top Disney executive, says most of the labor and materials that went into the new Toy Story Land are from China. "We're a local company," he said at the April 26, 2018 colorful launch. "Everything here is built and made in China." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 26, 2018 - 1:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. stressed its deep China connections as it opened an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort on Thursday amid escalating tensions over trade and technology between Beijing and Washington. Disney executives took pains to emphasize that beneath the surface,...
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April 25, 2018 - 11:26 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a rights group says, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015...
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April 25, 2018 - 9:20 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, a Conoco sign shines in Dallas. The Houston-based company said on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, that it won a $2 billion arbitration award against Venezuela's state oil company over the seizure a decade ago of investments in two projects in the OPEC nation. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
April 25, 2018 - 8:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — ConocoPhillips said Wednesday that it won a $2 billion arbitration award against Venezuela's state oil company, compounding the financial woes of the socialist-run nation as it struggles to feed its population. The award represents the equivalent of more than 20 percent of...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment. The former Fort Worth street gang member is set for lethal injection Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic...
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This 2007 photo shows Somerset County Cpl. Sheriff Eugene Cole , who was killed early Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Norridgewock, Maine. A search is underway for a suspect who stole the deputy's cruiser and robbed a convenience store afterward. (Jeff Pouland/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 6:47 pm
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said. The fatal shooting of Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole around 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's criticism of federal immigration officials for a recent raid on an upstate dairy farm (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is firing back at New York's governor for criticizing the...
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