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Armed pro-government militia members flash victory signs as they occupy the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. On Tuesday, Nicaraguan government forces retook the symbolically important neighborhood that had become a center of resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 18, 2018 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with seven...
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July 18, 2018 - 8:40 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent. South...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Maria Butina, a 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent, listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson as he speaks to Judge Deborah Robinson, left, during a hearing in federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Prosecutors say Butina was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States. And prosecutors also are accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday, accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections. The woman, Maria...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him. The court documents filed Wednesday discuss Judd's comment that she would only...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, Republican candidates for Georgia governor, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, left, and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. shake hands after an Atlanta Press Club debate at Georgia Public Television in Atlanta. The two will face each other July 24 in a primary runoff for the Republican nomination. President Donald Trump endorsed Kemp over Cagle for Georgia governor Wednesday, July 18, just days before voters decide the contentious Republican runoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
July 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed Secretary of State Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for Georgia governor Wednesday, just days before voters decide the contentious Republican runoff. Trump tweeted his support, noting Kemp's tough stance on illegal immigration and support for gun...
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This photo provided by the Kobach for Governor campaign shows part of a flyer mailed out by the American Civil Liberties Union comparing the civil rights records of Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, the leading Republican candidates for Kansas governor. The ACLU is defending the flyer calling it voter education. (J.R. Claeys/Kobach for Governor via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with an explosive flyer attacking conservative Kris Kobach, but his main rival in the race doesn't want the support of the group either. The ACLU has...
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July 18, 2018 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is objecting to a defense bill's inclusion of a Republican proposal that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. The Defense Department says in a position paper...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure, which changes no...
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July 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed "prosperity gospel" as a pseudo theology dangerously tied up with the American Dream and President Donald Trump's politics, launching its second major critique of American evangelicals in as many years. Two of Pope Francis' top...
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Embattled UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe gestures during a press conference held in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Sidibe has said he will not quit his job over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 18, 2018 - 12:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — The embattled UNAIDS chief said Wednesday he will not quit his post over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. "I need to deliver on my job," Michel Sidibe said in response to questions from The Associated Press during a Paris press...
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