Government and politics

March 26, 2019 - 11:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown. Though the Republican governor said the measure signed late Monday strikes a balance, opponents said it is unconstitutional and promised to sue...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers a question during a news conference on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
March 26, 2019 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expanded the Trump administration's ban on U.S. aid to groups that promote or provide abortions to include organizations that comply with the rules but give money to others that don't. Pompeo also said the U.S. would cut some assistance to...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan listens during a proclamation signing with President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Top defense leaders will face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon listed military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 26, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall. A...
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This Wednesday, March 13, 2019 photo show a general view of the North Korea's embassy in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday March 13, 2019. A Spanish court is accusing an American, Mexican and South Korean part of a 10-strong group that led an attack on the North Korean Embassy in February, saying the FBI was offered stolen data. National Court judge Jose de la Mata on Tuesday, March 26 lifted a secrecy order, announcing it had found evidence of various crimes, including trespassing, injuries, threats and burglary committed by "a criminal organization." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
March 26, 2019 - 10:44 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Tuesday accused an American, Mexican and South Korean as being part of a 10-member group that led a mysterious attack on the North Korean Embassy in February, saying the assailants then offered the FBI stolen data from the raid. National Court judge Jose de la Mata...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sitting in a wheelchair, applauds after taking the oath as President in Algiers. Algeria's powerful army chief wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)
March 26, 2019 - 10:30 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's powerful army chief said Tuesday he wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office, after more than a month of mass protests against the ailing leader's long rule. The Algerian army's chief of staff is...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, experts in a speed boat examine the damaged hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after an al-Qaida attack that killed 17 sailors. The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn’t properly been notified of the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, File)
March 26, 2019 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn't properly been notified of the lawsuit. The justices ruled 8-1 that notice of the lawsuit should have been mailed to Sudan's foreign ministry...
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March 26, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:54 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a measure to abolish the twice-yearly time change in 2021. The proposal now goes to European Union member states for further negotiations. EU legislators voted 410-192 with 51 abstentions on Tuesday to scrap changing the...
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A man stands outside his home during a power outage in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 25, 2019. A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 26, 2019 - 8:15 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remains without electricity as a new power outage spread across the country in what many fear will be a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began around midday Monday and appeared to have affected...
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