National governments

August 16, 2018 - 4:32 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite...
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A federal agent removes items from an apartment following the arrest of Omar Ameen, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Ameen, a 45-year-old Iraqi refugee, was arrested on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman in 2014 while serving with the Islamic State terror organization. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 15, 2018 - 4:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah...
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A statue of "Justice" is seen at federal court as closing arguments are expected in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Jurors in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are set to begin their deliberations. After closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday...
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August 15, 2018 - 12:25 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to mailing a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever for a federal crime involving leaks to the media. Ex-National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner is scheduled for sentencing Aug...
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August 15, 2018 - 9:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court. In November, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that people must be allowed to be...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. Yea Ji Sea of South Korea appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday. She filed a lawsuit last month demanding a response to...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:30 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages. Jonathan M. Love was assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle in 2009, when he forged a document...
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August 14, 2018 - 10:48 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation suit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore. Nebraska prison officials are preparing to execute Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers. The execution comes three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, but did an about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been...
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Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The prosecution is expected to rest its case in the fraud trial. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 14, 2018 - 9:58 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III made the announcement after Manafort...
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