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Salvadoran congress passes war crimes sentence reduction law

Feb. 27, 2020 10:36 AM EST

El Salvador's congress has passed a law allowing judges to reduce sentences for crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, drawing criticism from the president and rights activists. President Nayib Bukele vowed to veto the law, saying it did not contain the key elements of “truth, justice...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders defiant about Democratic establishment

Feb. 22, 2020 1:23 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is lumping the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment and saying they can’t stop him. Sanders is the favorite in...

Demonstrators protest outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Protesters gathered Thursday outside Portugal's where lawmakers were due to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. Groups which oppose the procedures waved banners and chanted

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

Feb. 20, 2020 2:19 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures. However, the country's president...

North Macedonia parliament dissolved ahead of early election

Feb. 16, 2020 2:44 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament was dissolved on Sunday, ahead of an early election. The April 12 election is taking place eight months before the normal expiration of the parliament's four-year term. All major political parties agreed to the early election proposed by...

Florida AG grants reparations for wrongfully convicted man

Feb. 16, 2020 12:58 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Attorney General’s office announced Saturday that it was wrong to deny reparations to a Jacksonville man who was wrongfully convicted of murder. According to the Times-Union, the AG's Department of Legal Affairs sent a letter granting a petition to compensate...

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., joined at left by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meets with reporters just after the Senate advanced a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

Feb. 13, 2020 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House. The rebuke was the Senate's first major vote...

Guatemala lawmakers OK controversial NGO regulations

Feb. 12, 2020 6:37 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan lawmakers approved changes to laws on non-governmental organizations that would give the executive branch the authority to allow such groups to operate or shut them down if they are deemed disruptive. The measure prompted alarm on the part of civil society groups that...

Maine Legislature sustains governor's veto of sports betting

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers did not muster enough support Tuesday to override a veto of a sports betting proposal, and the governor urged lawmakers to “slow down" and see how it plays out in other states. The 85-57 vote in the Maine House fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, a four-story mixed-use building is under construction adjacent to an older, single-family home in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents. On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a ban on evictions during December, January and February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Many winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle

Feb. 11, 2020 12:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Many residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and February but city leaders decided against invoking the ban for November and March. The move aimed at helping low- and moderate-income tenants from being ousted...

In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, children play on a hay farm where residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, have set up shelter after earthquakes and amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

Feb. 7, 2020 12:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017. The legislation, approved by a mostly party-line ...