Cabinet appointments and nominations

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2010, file photo, Richard DeVos, Orlando Magic owner and Amway Inc. co-founder, smiles after welcoming fans to the new Amway Center before a preseason NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Orlando, Fla. DeVos, the billionaire father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was 92. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an...
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Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., left, attempts to shake hands with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, right, as he leaves for a lunch break while appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 04, 2018 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats are "running out of options" to block Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Speaking from the Senate floor,...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Martin Selmayr, right, attends a meeting with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, center, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union's official transparency watchdog on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 said the EU's executive Commission put public trust at risk by fast-tracking the appointment of Martin Selmayr. Selmayr, Juncker's former head of cabinet, was appointed Commission Secretary-General in February 2018 at a meeting that saw him promoted twice within minutes. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's official transparency watchdog said Tuesday that the EU's powerful executive Commission put public trust at risk by fast-tracking the appointment of a protege of its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to a top job. Martin Selmayr, Juncker's former head of Cabinet,...
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August 29, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general's office to suspend its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed Wednesday that...
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Incoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 25, 2018 - 2:33 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's latest leader, Scott Morrison, spoke with President Donald Trump, organized his Cabinet and met drought-affected farmers on Saturday as the backlash continued over yet another prime minister selected by an internal party vote. A day after replacing Malcolm Turnbull...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said they both would visit Pyongyang next week. Pompeo announced that he had chosen Stephen Biegun to handle day-to-day negotiations with the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman speaks to reporters after he and his running mate Sen. John Doll delivered more than 10,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in Topeka, Kan., to formalize their campaign for governor. A Democratic legislative leader’s aide is challenging Orman’s right to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 6:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning. Attorney...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2011, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, confers with Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker during a Kansas House Elections Committee hearing on Kobach's bill for cracking down on election fraud at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kobach says he's stepping aside from his duties as the state's top elections official while his hotly contested Republican primary race with Gov. Jeff Colyer remains unresolved. Kobach announced his decision Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in a letter to Colyer. Kobach said he is handing his election duties over to Rucker. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
August 11, 2018 - 8:57 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast after...
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Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 08, 2018 - 10:36 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in Michigan and...
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Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker explains the issues the county faced during the election and delays reporting results after the polls were closed, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Johnson County Election Office in Olathe, Kansas.Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor — the second consecutive major election fumble by the affluent Kansas City-area county. (Shelly Yang/The Kansas City Star via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor — the second consecutive major election fumble by the...
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