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People vote at a polling station during general elections in Trnava, Slovakia, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Slovaks vote Saturday in parliamentary elections widely expected to unseat the country's long-dominant but scandal-tainted center-left party that governed on an anti-immigration platform, in favor of a coalition headed by center-right populists. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Opposition challenges leftist ruling party in Slovak vote

Feb. 29, 2020 4:00 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovaks are voting in parliamentary elections widely expected to unseat the long dominant but scandal-tainted leftist party that governed on an anti-immigration platform. According to the latest polls, a coalition of several center-right parties is emerging as a favorite to win...

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele, accompanied by members of the armed forces, speaks to his supporters outside Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Bukele has called on supporters to converge around the country's parliament after legislators refused to gather to vote on a $109 million loan to better equip the country's security forces. Top commanders of the country's police and military have expressed allegiance to the president during the standoff, while positioning security forces around the legislative building. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

El Salvador reconciliation law vetoed over impunity fears

Feb. 29, 2020 12:05 AM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Nayib Bukele said Friday he has vetoed a national reconciliation bill approved earlier this week by lawmakers, arguing that it would result in impunity for crimes against humanity from El Salvador’s 1980-1992 civil war. In a news conference at the...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, during the House impeachment inquiry hearings in Washington. Trump has nominated Ratcliffe again to be nation's top intelligence official, (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Trump picks Ratcliffe as top intelligence official, again

Feb. 28, 2020 11:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked Rep. John Ratcliffe again to be the nation's top intelligence official, just months after abruptly ending an earlier effort to install him amid bipartisan criticism that the Texas Republican was unqualified for the post. Trump's decision meant that...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, about the Trump administration's policies on Iran, Iraq and the use of force. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dems joust with Pompeo at hearing, the 1st since impeachment

Feb. 28, 2020 9:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus but also faced contentious questions Friday from Democrats about the basis for an airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general and whether the attack had put American security at...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Kody Brown, left, from TV's reality show

Utah advances plan to remove felony status for polygamy

Feb. 28, 2020 7:05 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Polygamy wouldn't be a felony crime in Utah for the first time in 85 years under a bill that passed the Legislature on Friday and appears to be supported by the governor. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for the proposal that supporters said will allow the 30,000 or so people living in...

Evers vetoes crime bills, signs drunken driving sanctions

Feb. 28, 2020 6:14 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers vetoed Republican lawmakers' tough-on-crime legislation Friday. The vetoes were hardly a surprise. The governor campaigned on cutting the state's prison population in half. The bills would have required the Department of Corrections to recommend revoking a person's extended...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials about whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dems launch Justice probe, seek Stone-related interviews

Feb. 28, 2020 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law...

US accuses Mexican ex-governor of corruption, cartel bribes

Feb. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday announced the public designation of a former governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit under the Magnitsky Act, accusing him of “involvement in significant corruption” and drug cartel ties. The announcement attributed to Secretary of State Mike...

Men pass by an election poster picturing leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party, Igor Matovic in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Slovaks vote Saturday Feb. 29 in parliamentary elections widely expected to unseat the country's long-dominant but scandal-tainted center-left party that governed on an anti-immigration platform, in favor of a coalition headed by center-right populists. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Center-right opposition leads polls ahead of Slovakian vote

Feb. 28, 2020 11:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovaks vote Saturday in parliamentary elections widely expected to unseat the country's long dominant but scandal-tainted center-left party that governed on an anti-immigration platform, in favor of a coalition headed by center-right populists. And an extreme far-right party whose members...

Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, second from left, and her attorney Steven Silverman, left, leave a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pugh was sentenced to three years in federal prison for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children's books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

A Baltimore scandal ends as ex-mayor gets 3 years in prison

Feb. 27, 2020 9:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yet another embarrassing chapter in Baltimore's troubled history ended Thursday when the city's ex-mayor was sentenced to three years in federal prison for fraudulently selling her self-published children’s books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career. Catherine...