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Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

Dec. 10, 2018 5:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. May's move threw Britain's Brexit plans into disarray, intensified a...

Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election

Dec. 10, 2018 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his...

Why Democrats aren't ready to impeach Trump just yet

Dec. 10, 2018 4:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn't mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet. For several reasons, Democrats have been extremely cautious...

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2018 7:42 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...

Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France's anger subside?

Dec. 10, 2018 6:31 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words." It may not be enough....

Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will

Dec. 10, 2018 2:20 PM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova did not want to follow the official guidelines and remain in the hospital in Slovakia for four days after her third baby's birth. And so she escaped. Like many other Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the Kezmarok...

'We're still in the war': Chicagoans battle flow of firearms

Dec. 10, 2018 6:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas...

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Dec. 10, 2018 3:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the...

Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

Dec. 10, 2018 7:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of...

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Police: Boy, 3, shot an 8-month-old girl in motel room

Dec. 10, 2018 7:56 PM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A couple is facing charges after authorities say a 3-year-old shot an 8-month-old girl in the face while the couple was in a motel shower. Police say Shayanne Nelson and Tyrell Bitsilly were at a motel Saturday in Gallup, New Mexico, when Nelson's child found a gun and accidentally...

Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Dec. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday. Aaron Trejo, 16, was charged as...

Canada's Aurora Cannabis buys Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales

Dec. 10, 2018 7:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Aurora Cannabis Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, says it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all outstanding shares of Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales SA. Farmacias Magistrales is a Mexican importer of raw materials containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It will distribute...

The Latest: Macron promises tax relief for workers, retirees

Dec. 10, 2018 7:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address to the...

US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move

Dec. 10, 2018 7:50 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler threw out the bulk of a lawsuit that argued...

The Latest: Pedestrians warned of ice from skyscraper

Dec. 10, 2018 7:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of a wintry storm crossing the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Police in North Carolina's largest city are warning pedestrians of ice falling from a downtown skyscraper. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shut down one street Monday after reports of...

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2018 7:42 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...

The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal

Dec. 10, 2018 7:37 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. European Union official Donald Tusk says the bloc won't renegotiate the Brexit deal with the U.K. government as he called a summit Thursday to examine ways to help Britain ratify the deal. Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted...

Jurors side with detectives in malicious prosecution suit

Dec. 10, 2018 7:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jurors have sided with two Colorado detectives in a lawsuit filed by a man claiming they ignored his disabilities during hours of questioning that led him to falsely confess to sexually assaulting a young girl. Attorneys for Tyler Sanchez were unable to convince jurors that the two Douglas...