BONN, Germany (AP) — Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who presided over the meeting, swung the gavel about 7 a.m. Saturday. He praised delegates for honing the rules ...]
LYON, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has chosen a new leader, as the 19-month-old movement tries to overcome divisions and solidify its position after redrawing France's political landscape. Christophe Castaner, a government spokesman and Macron loyalist, was chosen Saturday as the Republic on the Move! party's leader for the next three ...]
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Euphoric crowds have gathered in Zimbabwe's capital to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power. In a colorful gathering that even days ago would have drawn an immediate police crackdown, Zimbabweans giddy with joy raced through intersections, raising their arms in triumph. Young men shouted, ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have ...]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the "LGBT mafia" and "homosexualist gay terrorism." Another warned that "homosexual sodomy" destroys those who participate in it and the nations that allow it. And ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes. Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read the letter Friday while appearing on the TV talk show "The View." In the letter, Franken tells ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is using an obscure provision in U.S. law to threaten the Palestinians with the closing of their office in Washington if they don't enter serious peace talks with Israel. An administration official tells The Associated Press that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is citing the law as a reason ...]
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Opponents of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are preparing to demonstrate for the ouster of the 93-year-old leader who is virtually powerless and deserted by most of his allies. Zimbabwe's generals have placed Mugabe under house arrest and have allowed him limited movement while talks on his exit from office unfold. But ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. The typically secretive committee of three Republicans and three Democrats ...]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday criticized as "completely inadequate" the Trump administration's $44 billion request to Congress for disaster relief in his hurricane-ravaged state and other areas hammered by storms. The White House shot back that Texas may want to foot more of the bill for its own recovery. ...]
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the aftermath of the ...]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. "He will not step down. He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama," ...]
We may never know the motive, but Navy brass were not amused after a Growler crew sketched a giant phallus over Eastern Washington. The crew of the EA18-G Growler — based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station — appears to be in big trouble.
Think of a political campaign as a trial, with the election as the verdict. The reason President Donald Trump is seemingly immune from the sexual-harassment cultural shift is because, like it or not, voters already found him not guilty. Or at least not guilty enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner is pushing back after a Senate committee said Kushner had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. Lawyer Abbe Lowell says Kushner encouraged others in President Donald Trump's campaign to decline meetings with foreign people who "go back home and ...]
President Trump has tip-toed around Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, but Friday he dove tweet-first into the Al Franken sexual misconduct case. He attacked the democratic senator from Minnesota on Twitter, leading reporters to ask whether sexual misconduct allegations against Mr. Trump should be investigated as well. His spokeswoman responded, "Sen. Franken has admitted wrongdoing, the president hasn't." Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has more.