Government and politics

Eleven-year-old Syrian Hasan Diab talks during a press conference as a part of the video with his image is shown during a press conference in The Hague The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, April 26, 2018. The press conference was organized by Russia in a move to discredit reports of an April 7, 2018, chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, after briefing members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, (OPCW). Russian diplomats claim the Syrians were used in staged videos made in the aftermath of the attack. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 26, 2018 - 3:43 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia ratcheted up its efforts Thursday to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog's headquarters to denounce the reports as fake. The U.S.,...
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April 26, 2018 - 2:24 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy says it's investigating its swimming and lacrosse teams for alleged hazing. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria disclosed the nature of the investigations Wednesday. The academy had previously...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is honored with the renaming of a portion of Yawkey Way to David Ortiz Drive outside Fenway Park in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. At center rear is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and at right is Red Sox principal owner John Henry. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted signing black ballplayers in the 1940s and '50s. The city's Public Improvement Commission unanimously...
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Numerous area police agency officers converge on Bear Mountain Road to search for John Williams, Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Norridgewock, Maine. Williams is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Somerset County Sheriff's deputy Eugene Cole early Wednesday, the day Williams was scheduled to face a weapons charge in a Massachusetts court. (David Leaming/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and warned a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what is believed to be the first slaying of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years. The fatal shooting of...
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British director Ken Loach, right, receives an honorary degree from the Brussels ULB university in Brussels on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The Brussels ULB university says it is going ahead with honoring British director Ken Loach on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. Loach, is known for his strong defense of the Palestine cause and is often critical of the Israeli government. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 26, 2018 - 1:14 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations. Loach, who is known for his strong defense...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after a public outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, a Yawkey Way street sign hangs on a pole outside Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, FIle)
April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the city of Boston's approval to rename Yawkey Way (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The charity named for former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey says it is disappointed with Boston's decision to rename Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park. The city's Public Improvement Commission on...
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This combination photo shows Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, from left, Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes, and Zion Kelly, of Washington, who lost his twin brother Zaire to gun violence in the nation's capital in 2017, during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington on March 24, 2018. The three activists will be honored at next month’s PEN America gala on May 22 in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 26, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two survivors of the Parkland school massacre in Florida and the twin sibling of a gun victim from Washington, D.C., will be honored at next month's PEN America gala. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes, and Washington, D.C., high school...
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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 - 8:53 am
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world's most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant...
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In this April 11, 2018, photo, a customer looks over a selection of stoves that are available for sale at a big box store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Thursday, April 26, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 26, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.6 percent in March, but a key category that tracks business investment spending fell for the third month out of the past four. The big rise in orders for durable goods, which followed an even bigger 3.5 percent advance in February...
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