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FILE - In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Polls have shown Booker, with a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, Rik Mehta. Pundits have predicted there's little likelihood of the charismatic former Newark mayor losing to Mehta, a political newcomer with an accomplished background including a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Cory Booker in strong position against GOP challenger Mehta

Sep. 26, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's a U.S. Senate race in New Jersey this year, but it might be hard to tell if you're watching for campaign ads on TV or looking for national media coverage. That's because there really isn't much to speak of. Polls have shown the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker,...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference to announce the Trump administration's restoration of sanctions on Iran, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Watchdog: State Dept lied about rescinding woman's award

Sep. 25, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the agency lied about the reasons it rescinded a prestigious award to a Finnish journalist, finding she was denied the honor because of her criticism of President Donald Trump. The department said it made a mistake in...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

State Department watchdog resigns after predecessor's ouster

Aug. 5, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two days after Democrats issued subpoenas for several of...

Trump's Ukraine envoy pick says he'll flag election meddling

Aug. 5, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Ukraine says he will not meet Americans with overtly partisan political agendas if he is confirmed to the post and will report any attempt to interfere in November’s election. Retired Army Gen. Keith Dayton...

Iceland's president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson waves as he gets into a car following his inauguration in Reykjavik, Iceland Saturday Aug. 1, 2020. In Iceland, a nation so safe that its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards.  He's also enraged lawmakers by casually and groundlessly hitching Iceland to President Donald Trump's controversial

Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

Aug. 4, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has also enraged lawmakers by casually and groundlessly hitching Iceland to President Donald Trump's...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014, file photo Steve Linick, then State Department Inspector General, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department's top independent watchdog earlier this year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

Aug. 3, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department's top independent watchdog earlier this year. Former State Department Inspector General Steve...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Pompeo says threats to US in Afghanistan raised with Russia

Jul. 30, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he and his team have warned Russian officials about all threats that Russia poses to Americans and U.S. interests in various parts of the world. Pompeo also defended the Trump administration's tough line on China, saying the communist...