WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachable or not?
Both Democrats and Republicans see the televised impeachment hearings starting this week as their first and best opportunity to shape public opinion...
Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's...
MADRID (AP) — Spain is holding its fourth general election in as many years — and the second this year — amid voter distrust and a renewed Catalan independence bid that has bolstered the far...
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to an overhaul of Brazil's pension system, capping years of stalled efforts to sway public opinion and rein in unsustainable...
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register on Sen. Joe Manchin's decision not to run for governor next year:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was told how he could qualify for the next presidential debate, but it didn't make much sense: Spend $60. Attract a $1 donor. And repeat, maybe...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump campaign has a message for its female supporters: It's time to come out of hiding.
"There's a lot of people that are fearful of expressing their support,...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The speaker of the Polish parliament said Thursday that he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's frequent use of government planes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting an official visit and state dinner in September for the prime minister of Australia, a conservative, who like...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers pledged Thursday to "fight like hell" to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin, a day after Republican legislative leaders said they would kill his proposal...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public...
LONDON (AP) — The battle between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the American government was always going to be epic, involving concepts like free speech, journalists' rights, national...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who's never held political office tops the public opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's presidential election, but even he appears to be falling far short of enough...
US public opinion mixed on Mueller report
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen said during his congressional testimony Wednesday that Donald Trump grossly overstated his wealth before becoming president, including inflating his assets during a...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field's governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could have massive repercussions throughout sports.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks.
That hasn't panned out. Instead, his independence-leaning Taiwanese counterpart, Tsai Ing-wen, has enjoyed a surge in support following a brutal drubbing of her political party in local elections last year, according to public opinion surveys and interviews.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Somehow, some day, the nasty deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that's shuttered federal agencies for a record-tying 21 days will end. The only real questions are when, how and who will be crowned the winner in public opinion polls and ultimately by voters.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A public opinion poll shows that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would lose to the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas if elections were held today.
The poll conducted by prominent pollster Khalil Shikaki and released Tuesday shows that Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would win with 49 percent to Abbas' 42 percent.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has agreed to budget nearly $600,000 for strategic communications.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While governments around the world ponder how to deal with the explosion of "fake news," South Korea has come out swinging, vowing to use its criminal laws to curb what officials have declared a threat to democracy.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group opposed to a Wisconsin law that is designed to protect a developing fetus from a mother's alcohol or drug use is taking the fight outside the courtroom in hopes of gaining ground in the court of public opinion.
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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Dakota Media Group has laid off seven employees at the American News and the Farm Forum in Aberdeen and four workers at the Watertown Public Opinion.
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo seems to be having second thoughts about bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and could focus instead on the 2030 Games.
Sapporo held the 1972 Winter Olympics and is one of seven cities showing interest in 2026. The International Olympic Committee will decide in October which bids are serious. The winner will be picked in September 2019.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Across Iran, the hopefulness that followed the 2015 nuclear deal has been replaced by a rising hard-line fever with President Donald Trump's decision to pull America from the accord.
From lawmakers burning a paper U.S. flag on the floor of parliament to public opinion swaying toward restarting higher uranium enrichment, Iran is seeing a political swing threatening the Western rapprochement once sought by President Hassan Rouhani.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought public support Tuesday for his long-cherished goal of revising the country's war-renouncing constitution amid widening scandals that have hurt his government's popularity.
Abe said he wants Japan's Self-Defense Force to be officially recognized by the constitution as the country's military. Opponents say the revision could expand Japan's military role beyond current limits.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the court of public opinion.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women's groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion.
The protests and shifting public opinion have led conservative President Mauricio Macri to call for Congress to launch a debate on a broader legalization of abortion in Argentina, which currently allows the procedure only in cases of rape or risks to the mother's health.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):
Russia says it won't accept any conclusions on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy unless it gets full access to evidence in the case.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Non-government organizations in Poland have distanced themselves from the right-wing government's policies that have strained Polish-Jewish relations and some say have led to a wave of anti-Semitism.
In a letter to "international public opinion" they said they didn't share the government's views but supported Polish-Jewish dialogue, including the painful truth about the Holocaust.
SHADY GROVE, Pa. (AP) — In a story Feb. 4 about an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer, The Associated Press misidentified a Chambersburg newspaper that was a source of information in the story. It was the Public Opinion, not the Public Record.
A corrected version of the story is below:
2 killed in crane accident in Pennsylvania identified
Authorities have released the names of two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison officials are considering options for Confederate monuments located in a local cemetery.
The monuments are located in the city-owned Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Officials are considering removing the monuments, or adding signage or another monument that would contribute historical context.
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