Government and politics

FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, a man uses a smartphone in Tokyo. Visitors to New Zealand can be fined 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,243) for refusing to provide passwords to unlock electronic devices and allow customs officials to examine them under a new law that a civil liberties group condemned as a grave invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
October 04, 2018 - 6:59 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Visitors to New Zealand can be fined 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,243) for refusing to provide passwords to unlock electronic devices and allow customs officials to examine them under a new law that a civil liberties group on Thursday condemned as a grave invasion of...
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This photo provided by STORYCORPS shows Juan Romero holding a Los Angeles Times photograph that shows Romero with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles moments after Kennedy was shot. The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, that Romero died Monday in Modesto, California, at age 68. Romero was a busboy in June 1968 when Kennedy walked through the Ambassador Hotel kitchen after his victory in the California presidential primary and an assassin shot him in the head. He held the mortally wounded Kennedy as he lay on the ground, struggling to keep the senator's bleeding head from hitting the floor. (Jud Esty-Kendall/STORYCORPS via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Robert F. Kennedy decided to duck through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after declaring victory in the 1968 Democratic presidential primary, Juan Romero reveled at his good fortune. It meant the 18-year-old busboy might get to shake hands with his hero...
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FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners are scrambling to help a dozen vineyards owners who face having 2,000 tons of grapes wither on the vine, unsold, after a California winemaker abruptly cancelled contracts to buy them, claiming they were tainted from some from the summer's wildfires.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
October 04, 2018 - 4:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Elon Musk attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition in New York. Tesla CEO Musk is apparently taunting the government agency that accused him of duping investors just days after negotiating a settlement to keep his job. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2018 - 4:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk is taunting the government regulators who threatened to oust him as CEO of electric carmaker Tesla just days after he settled a case alleging he duped investors. Musk used his Twitter account to jab the Securities and Exchange Commission, the same agency that went...
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Police patrol the area of a fatal shooting in Florence, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Frederick Hopkins, a Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held in the shooting of multiple law enforcement officers as deputies tried to serve a search warrant at his home Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Jeffrey S. Collins)
October 04, 2018 - 4:02 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The Vietnam veteran and disbarred lawyer accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers, killing one, bragged online about his marksmanship and love for the "smell of gunpowder" in the years before the deadly standoff, records and social media posts unearthed Thursday...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 04, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Thursday as this week's spike in U.S. interest rates rippled through global markets. Investors sold high-flying technology and internet stocks and the Nasdaq composite took its biggest loss in three months. Strong reports on job gains and the service industry have...
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In this image released and manipulated at source by the Dutch Defense Ministry, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, are escorted to their flight after being expelled from the Netherlands on April 13, 2018, for allegedly trying to hack into the U.N. chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine.(Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 1:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — April 12 was supposed to be another day on the job for Alexei Morenets, the balding 41-year-old alleged to be an on-site hacking specialist for Russian military intelligence. Morenets' work for the agency, often abbreviated as GRU, was said to involve using specialized equipment to...
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A sign posted on a lifeguard station warns of red tide at Haulover Beach Park, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Miami. Miami-Dade County closed beaches north of the Haulover inlet due to a rare outbreak of red tide along Florida's Atlantic Coast. Red tide is caused by algae and is common on Florida's Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
October 04, 2018 - 1:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Many of Florida's famous beaches were empty Thursday because of a red tide outbreak that for the first time in decades is plaguing both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts at once. While the Gulf Coast has suffered the brunt of the toxic algae outbreak all summer, it only just showed up this...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 04, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Global stocks are closing Thursday as interest rates in the U.S. continued to rise. Internet and technology companies took some of the worst losses. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose further after...
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Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, center, answers questions during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. Demers was joined by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, left, and Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 1:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, sports and the government are closely intertwined. Top athletes hold military ranks, Olympic medals are a matter of national pride, and champions receive luxury cars in Kremlin ceremonies. So when Russia was accused of doping its way to the top, the Russian state hit the...
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