Associated Press: Politics

  • US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway
    Friday - 04/25/2014 - 01:00 AM

    TOKYO (AP) -- Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement....

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  • Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment
    Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 10:31 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky County has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races....

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  • Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace
    Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace....

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  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy
    Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves....

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  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
    Thursday - 04/24/2014 - 03:24 AM

    TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama is accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments and warning Moscow that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up." Still, he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine....

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  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety
    Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 07:04 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday....

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  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts
    Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 01:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war....

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  • First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets
    Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 09:11 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents....

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  • US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe
    Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 01:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Army troops are arriving in Poland to begin what will be a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month....

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  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported
    Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in reporting procedures....

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