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Justice Dept. to appeal judge’s order on eviction moratorium

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Saturday it will appeal a judge’s ruling that found the federal government’s eviction moratorium was unconstitutional. ...

Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday...

10 death row inmates in Oklahoma could get new trials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As many as 10 death row inmates in Oklahoma, more than one-fifth of the state’s prisoners condemned to die, could...

Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions...

Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo...

Myanmar’s UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his country

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador strongly opposed the military coup in his country and appealed for the “strongest possible action from the...

Biden surveys Texas weather damage, encourages virus shots

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heard firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month's brutal winter weather on Friday and pledged to stick with...

IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to...

Myanmar security forces disperse anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar's largest city on Friday fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to...

Costco to raise starting hourly wage to $16; end hazard pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Costco will increase its starting wage to $16 an hour, surpassing most of its main competitors. ...

9th Circuit eyes California ban on high-capacity magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court's split ruling last year throwing out California’s...

Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data

Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so...

Kremlin critic Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sent to a prison outside Moscow to serve his sentence, his lawyer said Thursday,...

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by...

Italy’s Lombardy again in virus crisis as Brescia sees surge

ROME (AP) — Italy’s northern Lombardy region, where Europe's coronavirus outbreak erupted last year, asked the national government Thursday for more vaccines to help...

Armenian PM slams ‘coup attempt’ as political tensions rise

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister accused top military officers on Thursday of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, adding...

Group asks justices to ban use of race in college admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants is asking the Supreme Court to ban the consideration of race in...

Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after long fight

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the...

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Supporters of Myanmar’s junta attacked people protesting the military government that took power in a coup, using slingshots, iron rods...

EU court urged to rule against Hungary’s asylum policy

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The advocate general for European Union's highest court on Thursday urged the court to rule that Hungary violated the bloc's...

Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The increasingly slim odds — and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House — for Neera Tanden’s nomination as head of...

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a...

High court inclined to expand warrantless entry into homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed inclined to expand when officers can enter a suspect's home without a warrant. ...

Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilize Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his nation's top counterintelligence agency Wednesday to redouble its efforts to address what he described as...

South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination drive

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country's COVID-19...

Judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day deportation pause

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. ...

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar's political crisis intensified Wednesday, while protests continued in Yangon and other cities calling for the...

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan, voicing hope for political stability in the Central...

Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of sedition

BANGKOK (AP) — Three Cabinet ministers in Thailand were forced to leave their posts Wednesday after a court found them guilty of sedition for...

Deaf Costco worker with mumbling manager won’t get award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won't be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her...

Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Whether taken from their homes in the middle of the night or grabbed off the streets during protests, hundreds of...

For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's guided the Senate through two impeachment trials, vexed Democrats and Republicans alike with parliamentary opinions and helped rescue Electoral College...

Federal judge says California can enforce net neutrality law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing...

More policy, less pomp as Biden and Trudeau meet virtually

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s first bilateral meeting with Canada’s Justin Trudeau since taking office was high on policy, low on pomp and...

A look at Merrick Garland, the nominee for attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing on Monday....

What NY prosecutors could learn from Trump’s tax records

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted...

Garland vows sharp focus on Capitol riot as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the...

Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget was thrown into doubt...

Biden asks high court to drop 2 Trump-era Medicaid cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the...

Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the details of conversations between the nation's four largest railroads should be included in...

A Biden edge in COVID-19 bill: Dems reluctant to wound him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders have a potent dynamic on their side as Congress preps for its first votes on the party’s $1.9 trillion...

Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Trump’s tax records

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the...

Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had...

UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has opened its first and highest-level meeting of 2021, amid growing concerns on issues including...

Uganda’s Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President...

Court won’t revive porn star’s defamation suit against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from porn star Stormy Daniels, who sought to revive a defamation lawsuit she...

Violent attack as Niger’s voters select a new president

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Deadly violence struck Niger's presidential elections Sunday when seven members of the National Electoral Commission were killed when their car...

Sudan announces managed currency float to revive economy

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan announced a managed flotation of its currency on Sunday, in an unprecedented but expected step to meet a major demand...

Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Merrick Garland was nominated by the White House for a job, Republicans wouldn't even meet with him. ...

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two days after violence related to Somalia's delayed elections, the country's foreign ministry has accused “external forces” for contributing to...

2 Myanmar protesters killed by police fire, several injured

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Riot police in Myanmar shot dead two anti-coup protesters and injured several others on Saturday, as security forces increased pressure...

Yemen: Tribal leaders say Houthis kill 5 from allied tribe

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed a tribal leader and four of his immediate family in the rebel-held capital, tribal leaders said...

Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Saturday rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal of his prison sentence, even as the country faced...

Woman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A young woman who was shot in the head by police last week during a protest against the military coup...

Judge rejects Rep. Devin Nunes defamation suit against CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — A defamation lawsuit U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday. ...

New Mexico Legislature moves to preserve abortion rights

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-led Legislature in New Mexico pushed forward Friday to ensure future access to abortions by voting to repeal...

Spain sees 4th night of riots as government shows strain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Street protests over the imprisonment of a rapper turned violent for a fourth straight night in Spain on Friday, as...

South Carolina abortion law suspended 1 day after passage

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge Friday on its second day in effect. ...

Judge says lawyer who killed her son also tracked Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who killed a federal judge's son and seriously wounded her husband at their New Jersey home last summer also...

UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

LONDON (AP) — Uber drivers in Britain are entitled to benefits like paid holidays and minimum wage, the country’s top court ruled Friday, in...

EXPLAINER: Why Spaniards are rioting over rapper’s jailing

MADRID (AP) — Riots broke out in many Spanish cities this week during freedom of speech protests over the jailing of a little-known rapper...

South Africa’s president fights own party over corruption

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's anti-corruption drive is facing stiff resistance from political foes within his own party, including his predecessor,...

EXPLAINER: After acquittal, Trump 2024? Maybe not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's acquittal by the Senate in his impeachment trial may not be the end of the line for...

Spain arrests 80 in 3 nights of riots over rapper’s jailing

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protests over the imprisonment of a rapper convicted of insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence were marred by...

Yellen warns against paring Biden’s $1.9T relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday that recent signs of improvement in the U.S. economy are no reason to scale back...

SC governor signs abortion ban; Planned Parenthood sues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor on Thursday signed a bill banning most abortions, one of his top priorities since he took office...

Myanmar protests focus on junta’s economic support

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — State railway workers in Myanmar continued to strike Thursday despite a police rampage the previous night targeting them in a...

Kremlin rebuffs European court’s demand to free Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Thursday strongly rejected the European human rights court's order to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny as “inadmissible”...

Seattle suburb OKs camping ban it may not be able to enforce

SEATTLE (AP) — An affluent Seattle-area community has approved an ordinance prohibiting camping on public property, a measure the city says will connect homeless...

NATO chief urges joint spending as budget debate rolls on

BRUSSELS (AP) — Donald Trump is no longer around as president to berate U.S. allies in Europe and Canada for failing to spend enough...

Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by...

Estonia report: Russia bets on COVID-19 weakening the West

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s foreign intelligence agency said Wednesday that Russia is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken unity in the West which...

Mass anti-coup protests in Myanmar as UN warns of crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Myanmar's biggest city Wednesday, in one of largest protests yet of...

Pandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — In Israel, the sprint to the March 23 election is striking a notable resemblance to the American presidential brawl in 2020. ...

Spain: Protests erupt after rapper’s insults lead to prison

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Violent street protests erupted in some Spanish cities on Tuesday night following the arrest of a rap artist who barricaded...

Audit: FEMA paid for unused rooms for 2017 disaster victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — An audit has found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for unused hotel rooms and may have overpaid room taxes...

Dutch govt appeals court order to scrap coronavirus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ordered the government Tuesday to end the curfew it imposed last month to rein in the...

Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill progressing in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees advancing measures...

Poland to redraw media tax proposal following protests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing government said Tuesday it will redraw its proposed media advertising tax to make it fairer after it led...

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost...

Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, Sept. 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection...

Congo president names new prime minister, increases control

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s president has appointed a new prime minister, further strengthening his control of the government over which his predecessor used...

GM’s Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution...

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov’s market for subsidized health plans reopens Monday for a special three-month sign-up window as the Democratic-led Congress pushes a boost...

EXPLAINER: Why impeachment evidence tested TV’s standards

NEW YORK (AP) — All the words abounded — the ones that you're not supposed to hear on broadcast television or, for that matter,...

High court denies accused Ghosn smugglers’ bid to stay in US

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Saturday for the extradition of an American father and son wanted by Japan in...

Brazil governors seek own vaccine supplies as stocks run low

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian state governors are pursuing their own vaccine supply plans, with some expressing concern that President Jair Bolsonaro's government won't...

Tight supply creates reluctance over federal vaccine sites

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Biden administration's plan to open 100 vaccination sites by the end of the month was initially embraced by governors...

Draghi takes helm in Italy, focused on pandemic recovery aid

ROME (AP) — Mario Draghi, the man largely credited with saving the euro currency, took the helm as Italy's premier Saturday after assembling a...

Gender identity bill divides Spain’s feminists, left-wing

MADRID (AP) — Victòria Martínez continues to sign official documents with the name that she, her partner and their two daughters ditched four years...

Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is sending a message to states that want to continue to carry out the death penalty: Inmates must...

Court rules against Apaches in bid to halt proposed mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from a group of Apaches to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring...

A fight or a ‘fight’? In impeachment, a clash about context

Was he calling for a fight, or was he calling for a “fight”? ...

UN rights body adopts watered-down text on Myanmar coup

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body passed a consensus resolution Friday urging military leaders in Myanmar to immediately release Aung San...

Capitol rioter dubbed ‘Doobie Smoker’ to remain jailed

A California man captured on video smoking marijuana inside the U.S. Capitol during last month's riots was driven by “bizarre” conspiracy theories to join...

No execution: Courts side with inmate wanting pastor present

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate won a reprieve from a planned lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court said the state must...

Trump’s free speech impeachment defense open to dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key element of former President Donald Trump's defense is the argument that he can't be convicted by the Senate because...

Draghi forms new govt blending experts, political operatives

ROME (AP) — Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Friday accepted the Italian president's bid to form a new government, announcing a...

Russia says it’s ready for split if EU imposes new sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is prepared for a split with the European Union if the EU imposes new crippling sanctions amid a dispute over...

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