Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Politics

In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump stands with Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos in Bedminster, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

BY MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers ...
In this Nov. 10, 2016 photo, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can’t easily be undone and is ...
In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY NOMAAN MERCHANT BEIJING (AP) — Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country’s “one-China principle” regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any attempt ...
Honor guards from different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, march on the North Lawn driveway of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, during rehearsal for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation’s capital for Donald Trump’s inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but ...
President Barack Obama listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, where Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — The increase of Israeli settlements has “gotten so substantial” that it is inhibiting the possibility for an “effective, contiguous Palestinian state,” President Barack Obama ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian prosecutors in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

BY NATALIYA VASILYEVA MOSCOW (AP) — Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted a frosty reception in ...
In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BY STEVE PEOPLES NEW YORK (AP) — Wading into foreign affairs days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said Britain’s decision to leave the European Union would “end up being ...
Honor guards from different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, march on the North Lawn driveway of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, during rehearsal for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is set to take the oath of office Friday, but on Sunday, an Army band member is standing in for the soon-to-be ...
In this Oct. 7, 2016 file photo, actress and singer Jennifer Holliday poses for a photo during an interview in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

BY DAVID BAUDER PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week’s presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, ...
In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, following a ceremony where President Barack Obama honored the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, answers questions from reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In less than a year’s time, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has gone from an “adult in the room” alternative in a fractious ...
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