Government and politics

A cyclist rides past a sign in support of making marijuana legal in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. New Zealanders are poised to decide on two crucial social issues during an election on Saturday, Oct. 17, whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
October 15, 2020 - 10:44 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia. A “yes” vote on both referendums would arguably make the nation of 5 million one of the more...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2016 file photo, Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda salutes soldiers at the Number 1 military camp in Mexico City. Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard wrote in his Twitter account Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau had informed him that Gen. Cienfuegos has been arrested in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
October 15, 2020 - 10:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who led the country’s army for six years under ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. and Mexican sources confirmed Thursday. A person with knowledge of the arrest...
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A man stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on top of fears of flaring outbreaks of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 15, 2020 - 10:33 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on top of fears of flaring outbreaks of coronavirus. Investors are also looking ahead to the release of data on the Chinese economy next week. Shares...
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FILE - This is a July 26, 2019, file photo showing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey during an NBA basketball news conference, in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, because the move hasn’t been announced.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 15, 2020 - 6:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord. The Rockets announced the move Thursday night, a little over a year after he sparked a rift between the NBA and Chinese government last year when he tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong...
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Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano announces during a news conference outside the county courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, that two U.S. Park Police officers have been indicted on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist who led officers on a stop-and-go chase after an accident, The charges against officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard come after years of agitation by the family of Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, and some local and federal political figures who saw the officers' conduct in the shooting as excessive. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
October 15, 2020 - 6:19 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers were indicted Thursday on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist who led officers on a stop-and-go chase after an accident. The charges against officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard come after years of agitation...
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FILE - The ViacomCBS headquarters is shown in New York's Times Square on Aug. 5, 2020. CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old "Total Request Live" studio as its headquarters for election night. The network is installing giant touchscreens and "augmented reality" displays for the big political night and says the studio provides extra roominess to put on a television show in the COVID-19 era. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 15, 2020 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Bros.: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in the Times Square studio where MTV's “Total Request Live” ruled the music world two decades ago. The set, at the ViacomCBS headquarters on Broadway, highlights modern wizardry...
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Robert and Dorothy Brockman attend an intimate al fresco dinner celebrating the Rice University groundbreaking of James Turrell's Rice University Skyspace project at the home of Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Tuesday evening, May 17, 2011, in Houston. Federal prosecutors have charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman in a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American. (Dave Rossman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say is the largest such case against an American. Department of Justice officials said at a news conference that Brockman, 79, hid capital gains income over...
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Chicago police Officer Cynthia Donald stands outside her lawyer's downtown Chicago office, Thursday, Oct 15, 2020. Johnson has filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.  (Antonio Pere/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 5:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV. In her lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Cynthia Donald...
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears a mask with the word "vote" displayed on the front during a roundtable discussion on healthcare, Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, in Kalamazoo, Mich. The arrest of a group of anti-government vigilantes in a kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presents a new twist in the 2020 political fight for the battleground state. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)/
October 15, 2020 - 4:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the state Capitol building and kidnap officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, was charged with...
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This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows the remnants of an oceanfront building in Sea Bright N.J. that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, New Jersey officials released a report committing the state to try to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050 to help fight climate change and rising sea levels. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 15, 2020 - 4:40 pm
ATLANTIC CITY,N.J. (AP) — Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would be heated and cooled by electricity instead of natural gas or oil, under an ambitious plan laid out Thursday by the state's environmental regulators. It is an...
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