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Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

Dec. 16, 2018 8:08 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them. But...

Hungary sees 4th day of protests over overtime, other issues

Dec. 16, 2018 5:16 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several thousand people marched through Hungary's capital Sunday in a fourth day of demonstrations against new laws that critics say restrict workers' rights and undermine democracy. Protesters chanted anti-government slogans amid sub-zero temperatures outside parliament as...

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Dec. 16, 2018 12:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...

Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job

Dec. 16, 2018 12:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. And, as a bonus, a decent golf game. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff. And when his first pick turned him down, sparking a frantic search, the president turned to...

The Latest: Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation

Dec. 15, 2018 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is blaming what he calls "vicious and politically motivated attacks" for his resignation from President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Zinke's departure, set for Jan. 2, comes...

The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

Dec. 15, 2018 8:12 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 10 p.m. Officials from around the world have agreed upon a set of rules to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of U.N. climate talks in Poland. Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official chairing the talks in...

Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules

Dec. 15, 2018 6:18 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. The deal agreed upon at U.N. climate talks in Poland enables countries to put into action...

Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal

Dec. 15, 2018 4:13 PM EST

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Cockfighting is an important Guam tradition that must remain legal, the U.S. territory's governor-elect said in vowing to work to repeal a likely ban imposed by the U.S. government. While cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states, territories have been allowed to set their own rules on...

New Nevada attorney general: Background check law a priority

Dec. 15, 2018 2:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new attorney general wants to find a way to implement a stalled, voter-approved gun background check law when he takes office early next year after his predecessor said the measure couldn't be enforced. Democrat Aaron Ford, in an interview with The Associated Press, said he'd also...