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NY courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York state court system's longtime communications chief was fired Thursday after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work at his $166,000-a-year job.

Congressman Moves To Impeach Donald Trump, Says No Such Thing As 'Good Nazis'
Congressman Moves To Impeach Donald Trump, Says No Such Thing As 'Good Nazis'

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says President Donald Trump must be removed from office following his explosive comments defending participants in a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

China Says Countdown For War With India Has Begun
China Says Countdown For War With India Has Begun

The border standoff began when India opposed China's plan to extend a border road through a disputed plateau which Bhutan says is its Doklam region and China claims as part of its Donglang region.

Key quotes from Trump
Key quotes from Trump's war of words with North Korea

Now Trump has warned Pyongyang it faces "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to threaten the United States with nuclear weapons. Here are some key quotes from the mercurial Trump's escalating war of words with North Korea.

Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in leaked report
Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in leaked report

It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. Now a new report drafted by scientists from 13 government agencies contains even grimmer news: the effects of climate change are already being felt, and it is "extremely" likely that more than half of global mean temperature increase since 1951 has been caused by human activity. The so-far unreleased 545-page Climate Science Special Report has been approved by the National Academy of Sciences.

Japan protests Chinese gasfield activity in East China Sea
Japan protests Chinese gasfield activity in East China Sea

Japan has lodged a protest with China over what it described as suspicious activity in a maritime area rich in gas deposits in the East China Sea, officials said Tuesday. The two countries have a longstanding dispute over islands in the East China Sea controlled by Japan, which knows them as Senkaku, and claimed by China, which calls them Diaoyu. "We confirmed that China is engaged in some kind of activity by stopping mobile drilling ships" near the median line separating the two countries' exclusive economic zones (EEZ) in the area, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted For Refusing to Stop Immigrant-Targeting Traffic Patrols
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted For Refusing to Stop Immigrant-Targeting Traffic Patrols

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants

Even President Trump's Favorite Poll Shows a Record Low Approval
Even President Trump's Favorite Poll Shows a Record Low Approval

This is the first time Trump's approval ratings have fallen under 40% in this poll

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