Government And Politics

The Latest: 1.2 million New Zealanders cast early votes

Sep 23, 2017

Figures released by New Zealand election authorities show a record 1.2 million people chose to cast their votes before election day on Saturday.

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Sep 23, 2017

The U.S. government has told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

Sep 23, 2017

President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem

The Latest: Maria to cause dangerous currents along US coast

Sep 23, 2017

Hurricane Maria is expected to soon create dangerous waves and strong rip currents along parts of the southeast U.S. coast as the Category 3 storm moves away from the Bahamas and into the open ocean

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

Sep 23, 2017

New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday, with opinion polls indicating a close race

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

Sep 23, 2017

Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveils its latest ballistic missile that can reach much of Mideast, including Israel

NY Gov. Cuomo: Puerto Rico trip showed "breathtaking" damage

Sep 23, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he saw "breathtaking" devastation during a one-day trip to Puerto Rico to bring supplies and show support for the storm-tossed island territory

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Sep 23, 2017

Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Sep 23, 2017

Sen. John McCain has dealt a likely death blow to GOP efforts to repeal "Obamacare"

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

Sep 23, 2017

The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities