Government and politics

FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago.
Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo, File
March 11, 2019 - 10:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk should not be found in contempt of court because he has complied with the terms of a securities fraud settlement, his attorneys wrote in documents filed Monday night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Musk's lawyers wrote that a Feb. 19 tweet merely...
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FILE - In this April 18, 1959, file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, arrives at Tezpur, Assam in India.
AP Photo, File
March 10, 2019 - 1:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely biased. The official Xinhua News Agency said in an editorial dated Saturday that economic...
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Lincoln, a 3-year-old Nubian goat, is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the small Vermont town of Fair Haven.
Robert Layman/The Rutland Herald via AP
March 07, 2019 - 3:33 pm
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town of Fair Haven. The nanny goat was chosen this week by townspeople for the one-year post at the community's Town Meeting Day. Lincoln takes office Tuesday. The ballot of...
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Nouman Raja sits between defense attorney Scott Richardson, left, and paralegal Debi Stratton as attorney Richard Lubin gives his closing arguments in Raja's trial, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool
March 07, 2019 - 9:41 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A fired Florida police officer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder Thursday for the fatal 2015 shooting of a stranded black motorist, becoming the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years. Nouman Raja, 41, now faces...
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, file photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:05 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the...
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President Trump
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August 04, 2018 - 11:36 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration to investigate the 2016 presidential election uncovered no evidence to support the president's claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released...
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Vice President Mike Pence and Navy Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, deputy director of the POW/MIA Accounting Agency, right, watch as military members carry transfer cases from a C-17 at a ceremony marking the arrival of the remains believed to be of American service members who fell in the Korean War at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. North Korea handed over the remains last week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 02, 2018 - 1:29 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week. Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of U.S. forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson...
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Paolo Singer, 27, a Silver Lake resident, prays at a makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes growing on the sidewalk outside the Silver Lake Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Monday, July 23, 2018.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
July 24, 2018 - 11:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A store worker killed in a gunbattle before a suspect took hostages in a crowded supermarket was hit by a police officer's bullet, Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. The employee, Melyda Corado, 27, was leaving the store Saturday as the suspect, Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was...
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