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FILE - A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol honor guard folds the retired Mississippi state flag after it was raised over the Capitol grounds one final time in Jackson, Miss., in a July 1, 2020 file photo. A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department work places or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays

Jul. 6, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy, which has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, comes as...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pose for a photo before participating in a roundtable discussion with Venezuelan exiles, in Miami. While President Donald Trump deals with his high-profile political difficulties in his high-profile ways, his Cabinet heads are fanning out to battleground states in November's presidential vote, trying to assure essential support blocs on all that the Trump administration is doing for them. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters

Jul. 5, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about foreign policy at a roundtable in south Florida. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the construction site of Ealing Fields High School in west London, Monday June 29, 2020. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Boris Johnson says COVID-19 has been a disaster for Britain

Jun. 29, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country — and his faltering Conservative government — back on track. As the U.K. emerges from a...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Britain's National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, in Beijing.  Britain’s top civil servant Mark Sedwill announced Sunday June 28, 2020, he will resign from his role as Cabinet Secretary, national security adviser and head of the Civil Service in September 2020.  (Florence Lo/Pool FILE via AP)

Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role

Jun. 28, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top civil servant and one of the most powerful people in government announced Sunday that he would step down, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to shake up the the country’s civil service. Mark Sedwill said Sunday he would resign from his roles as Cabinet...

President Donald Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: Poland to get some US troops withdrawn from Germany

Jun. 24, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that some of the 10,000 American troops he’s pulling out of Germany will be moved to Poland on NATO’s eastern flank against Russian aggression. “We’re going to be reducing our forces in Germany,” Trump said in the...

An anti-government activist tries to set up a shite sheet to project a video in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Anti-government activists in the Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday held a pre-dawn commemoration of a military coup that installed constitutional rule almost nine decades ago, defying official warnings and police harassment. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thais defy warnings to mark anniversary of 1932 revolution

Jun. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government activists in the Thai capital on Wednesday commemorated a military coup that toppled the absolute monarchy almost nine decades ago, defying official warnings and police harassment. The gathering was one of several around the country to mark the day in 1932 when a group of...

FILE - This May 31, 2020, file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested Friday, May 29, in the May 25 death of George Floyd.  Chauvin had more than a dozen misconduct complaints against him before he put his knee on George Floyd's neck. (Hennepin County Sheriff via AP, File)

Officer charged in Floyd's death eligible for pension money

Jun. 13, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is eligible to receive pension benefits during his retirement years even if he's convicted of killing George Floyd, according to the Minnesota agency that represents retired public workers. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder,...

Land management acting director remains, lawsuit filed

Jun. 8, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management will remain in his position after the U.S. Department of the Interior extended his tenure despite a lawsuit disputing the appointment. William Perry Pendley has served as the federal bureau's acting director since July by...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives for a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

New jobs report diminishes GOP appetite for more virus aid

Jun. 6, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A stronger than expected jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain picture for passing a fifth and possibly final coronavirus aid bill. The positive statistics are feeding the wait-and-see approach of the White House and its GOP allies in Congress. Republicans say the...

An anti-government protester argues with riot police during a protest against a general amnesty law being proposed in parliament, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanon removes banking secrecy rules to fight corruption

May. 28, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved on Thursday a law to remove decades-old banking secrecy rules in order to better fight rampant corruption that has pushed the country to the edge of economic collapse. The move opens the way for investigations into bank accounts of current and former...