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Iran hits hawkish US expert with symbolic sanctions

Aug. 2, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday imposed symbolic sanctions on a hawkish former expert with the White House National Security Council, Iranian state media reported. A statement from Iran's Foreign Ministry said the sanctions on Richard Goldberg were implemented because of his role in what it called...

Wyoming libertarian group sues to campaign near poll centers

Jul. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's leading libertarian think tank is suing the state for the right to campaign within a restricted speech buffer zone around polling centers. The Wyoming Liberty Group will sue state Secretary of State Ed Buchanan and several Laramie County officials, the Casper Star-Tribune...

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, walks by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, prior to a group photo of NATO leaders during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. France has avoided echoing Trump’s criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus, but legislators applauded Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian last week when he condemned abuses of minority Uighurs in China’s northwest. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FIle)

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

Jul. 28, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Global trade already was depressed by the...

This combination photo shows U.S. President Donald J. Trump, from left, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro. The countries atop the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are led by populist, mold-breaking leaders. But when it comes to battling a new disease like COVID-19, the disruptive policies of populists are faring poorly compared to more resilient liberal democratic models in countries like Germany, France and Iceland in Europe, or South Korea or Japan in Asia. (AP Photo)

In struggle against pandemic, populist leaders fare poorly

Jul. 23, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

The countries that top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are not necessarily the poorest, the richest or even the most densely populated. But they do have one thing in common: They are led by populist, mold-breaking leaders. Populism in politics means pushing policies that are popular with “the...

Freedom conference moves 2020 location to Beaver Creek

Jul. 14, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Steamboat Institute's Freedom Conference will take place outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the first time in its history, the conservative think tank announced on Sunday. The event will move to Beaver Creek, situated 86 miles (138 kilometers) south of Steamboat...

Nevada State Senate Majority Leader, Nicole Cannizzaro presides over the Senate on the second day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Lawsuit: Lawmakers violate law with government day jobs

Jul. 9, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine Nevada legislators who also work in state and local government jobs are violating a provision of the state constitution separating powers, a conservative think tank argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit, which names Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly...

Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tapped for think tank post

Jun. 29, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has been recommended to join a nonpartisan think tank at the Smithsonian Institution, the White House announced. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars advises Congress and the executive branch on global issues, the...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. Trump is still waiting for his two years of one-on-one diplomacy with Kim Jong Un to pay off with a deal that eliminates the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Beyond 'love,' Trump has little to show from N Korea talks

Jun. 29, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after an astonishing summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump boldly declared a breakthrough. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” he tweeted. Yet two years later, despite two more face-to-face meetings and many...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 1965 file photo, A.Z. Smith, a victim of the Los Angeles riots, checks the damage to his barber shop in the Watts area of Los Angeles. Business establishments owned by whites were the usual targets of looters and arsonists. Smith was one of the few blacks caught up in the turmoil. (AP Photo)

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

Jun. 8, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has been here before, staring into the deep chasm that divides white and black Americans. It happened after cities burned in 1967, after Los Angeles erupted with the 1992 acquittal of police officers who beat Rodney King, after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown...