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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures as he addresses the nation and press at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned "with immediate effect." The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 14, 2018 - 5:58 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As scandal after scandal unfolded, South African President Jacob Zuma maintained an affable demeanor in public, rallying his support base, dispatching lawyers to fend off court challenges and, it is alleged, enabling his corrupt associates. Finally, the astute political operator...
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South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation and press at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he will resign 'with immediate effect' (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership crisis (all times local): 11:20 p.m. South Africa's ruling party is welcoming the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after months of growing public anger over multiple corruption allegations. The African National Congress is expressing...
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February 14, 2018 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that he is continuing to negotiate with the FBI over the release of a memo packed with classified information from secret surveillance applications, but remains unsure if the White House will attempt to block its...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:13 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers advanced changes Wednesday to a voter-approved constitutional bill of rights for crime victims under an agreement with the group that campaigned to pass the measure. South Dakota would be the first state to change "Marsy's Law" of the six that have enacted...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray, left, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, center, arrive for a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 14, 2018 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow's escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies. "We have seen Russian activity...
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February 14, 2018 - 1:19 am
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Republican John LaHood has won a special election for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, with voter turnout at less than 10 percent. According to unofficial results on the Georgia Secretary of State website, LaHood captured 2,337 votes, more than 70 percent of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 13, 2018 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times that he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization...
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Peru's Foreign Minister Cayetano Aljovin speaks surrounded by other Foreign Ministers of the Lima Group after a private meeting concerning Venezuela in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. The Lima Group met to weigh further action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration after it unilaterally set the end of April as the date for elections, over the protest of the opposition. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
February 13, 2018 - 9:21 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The host nation for a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders on Tuesday withdrew its invitation to Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro over his country's plan to hold an early presidential election. Maduro had been among leaders invited to the Summit of the Americas, a regional...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, joined by Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, left, speaks during a panel at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Trump and McMahon met on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with business owners and Republican state lawmakers in Mount Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where Trump touted tax-cutting legislation her father signed. The visit to the suburb by Ivanka Trump made it the third time a senior administration official has dropped in on the political hotspot of 2018's first congressional election. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 13, 2018 - 6:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A visit to suburban Pittsburgh by President Donald Trump's daughter makes it the third time a senior administration official has dropped in on the political hotspot of 2018's first congressional election. Ivanka Trump and Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the United States but raises serious funding questions. The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the...
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