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Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

Jan. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video to participants at this year's March for Life on the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 18, 2019 4:42 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the '10...

The Latest: Trump, Pelosi flex muscle, shutdown goes on

Jan. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both flexing their political powers as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on...

The Latest: UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

Jan. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Theresa May's office says the British prime minister will skip the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis. May had been expected to attend the gathering of world leaders and global...

Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military role

Jan. 17, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico's Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard, though it was quickly criticized by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for weakening controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing. Lopez Obrador said Thursday he...

Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

Jan. 17, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Thursday adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence. The bill could potentially affect some 12,000 churches in Ukraine and vast amounts of property, including...

The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

Jan. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The State of the Union speech could become a casualty of the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 address. Pelosi is citing concerns...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan. 16, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the...

Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

Jan. 16, 2019 12:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. Connecticut already has adopted science standards that call for teaching of climate change, but if the bill passes it is believed that it...

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Jan. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of...