Government and politics

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Asian shares logged moderate losses on Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 28, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials...
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A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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October 28, 2020 - 8:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a region already pounded by...
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Diners are seen in a dining room of popular Melbourne Restaurant Chin Chin in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. In Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume Wednesday, emerging from a lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
October 28, 2020 - 7:29 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive. The small Pacific nation had been among the last places in the world to have no reported cases of the virus. The Office...
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Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a moving bus on a street in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 28, 2020 - 7:22 pm
BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Xinjiang reported 23 new confirmed cases Thursday, all involving people who had initially tested positive but displayed no symptoms. It was the second...
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In this photo released by Astrid Magenau, Magenau poses for a photo with her father in Stuttgart, Germany on June 6, 2020. Magenau wasn’t able to keep a promise to hold her father’s hand at his deathbed in Germany because of Australia’s extraordinary pandemic restrictions that make her feel like a prisoner in her adopted country. (Astrid Magenau via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 6:43 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Astrid Magenau wasn’t able to keep a promise to hold her father’s hand at his deathbed in Germany because of Australia’s extraordinary pandemic restrictions that make her feel like a prisoner in her adopted country. Australia has sought to prevent new coronavirus cases...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981. A lawyer for Hinckley Jr. and U.S. attorneys are discussing a possible agreement that would substantially reduce the conditions of Hinckley's release from a mental hospital in 2016, according to federal court hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 28, 2020 - 6:03 pm
The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. John Hinckley has long considered himself to be a musician and an artist. He paints and plays the guitar and has been involved in both pursuits as part...
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Dr. Love Paul, left, Pearl Paul and their son Nate Paul, right, attend the 2011 Texas Inaugural Celebration at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 18, 2011. Nate Paul, an Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other businessmen have an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of his properties with the help of a federal judge. In his complaint to prosecutors in Austin, Paul said the owner of a chain of Texas car dealerships schemed with lawyers, investors and others to seize his assets. (Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 5:07 pm
DALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other businessmen have an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of his properties with the help of a...
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Enrique Balcazar, of Migrant Justice, an advocacy group representing immigrant farmworkers in Vermont, speaks to a crowd outside the federal court on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed not to deport Balcazar or two other activists in a settlement of the activists' lawsuit accusing the federal government of targeting them in retaliation for their activism. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
October 28, 2020 - 3:44 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they were arrested, saying they were targeted in retaliation for their activism, according to the settlement filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Vermont. As...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, and Vice President Tareck El Aissami tour La Rinconada baseball stadium that is under construction on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro tasked El Aissami, who later became Venezuela's Oil Minister, with restructuring their nation's oil giant PDVSA in February 2020. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)
October 28, 2020 - 3:07 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that a large oil refinery suffered a “terrorist attack” as his government struggles to provide domestic fuel to the nation amid a historic political and economic crisis. Maduro spoke at a nationally televised news...
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This Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows construction at Iran's Natanz uranium-enrichment facility that experts believe may be a new, underground centrifuge assembly plant. Satellite photos show Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility. That's after the head of the U.N.’s nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)
October 28, 2020 - 11:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported...
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