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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, people protest against the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline on Crater Lake Highway in Medford, Ore. A Canadian energy company on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, withdrew its application for a state permit for the project, and a project spokesman said it is instead awaiting possible federal approval. (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP, File)

Energy firm withdraws permit application for Oregon pipeline

Jan. 24, 2020 8:34 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Canadian energy company has withdrawn its application for a state permit for a controversial natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Oregon, and a project spokesman said Friday it is instead awaiting possible federal approval. Two Oregon state lawmakers on Friday accused the...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekley session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

Jan. 23, 2020 1:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. The U.K. is finally leaving the 28-nation bloc more than 3 1/2 years after voters narrowly opted to do so in a June 2016...

Sajid Javid, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, pictured during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

High hopes: US, EU and UK all aim for trade deals this year

Jan. 23, 2020 10:36 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States, the European Union and what will soon be post-Brexit Britain have all raised the prospect of concluding trade deals between themselves by the end of this year, setting up an intense few months of negotiations. High-level representatives said Thursday at the...

Alejandro Giammattei delivers his speech after being sworn-in as president of Guatemala at the National Theater in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, became Guatemala's new president, while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala swears in conservative Giammattei as president

Jan. 14, 2020 11:02 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exited amid swirling corruption accusations. The ceremony came after a five-hour delay and boisterous protests...

FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau. The agreement was made in response to President Donald Trump's order to collect data on who is a citizen through administrative records following the Supreme Court's rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Not on form, but brawl over citizenship question continues

Jan. 12, 2020 8:42 AM EST

The U.S. Supreme Court decided a citizenship question won't be on this spring's census form, but that doesn't mean the fight over it has ended in courtrooms across the country. In Maryland, civil rights groups are trying to block an order from President Donald Trump to gather citizenship data through...

NOAA: Minimal impact on wildlife in proposed gas project

Jan. 11, 2020 4:13 PM EST

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Federal authorities suggested the environmental impact of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn't jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat. The National Oceanic...

DOJ: 2,000 documents weren't disclosed in census lawsuit

Dec. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys have discovered more than 2,000 documents that they say were unintentionally not shared with civil rights groups who successfully sued to stop a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census. Department of Justice attorneys said Thursday in a...

Attorneys argue Trump has right to collect citizenship info

Dec. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EST

Attorneys for the Trump administration say the president has the right to order the U.S. Census Bureau to collect administrative records on citizenship. The U.S. Department of Commerce asked a federal court in Maryland on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Trump's order. T he motion filed by...

US launches initiative to spur investment in Latin America

Dec. 17, 2019 6:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an initiative Tuesday seeking to foster investment by the U.S. private sector in energy and infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, describing the effort as a “complete re-calibration” of U.S. policy. Mauricio Claver-Carone,...

Governors to feds: Stop firm from fishing in Chesapeake Bay

Dec. 16, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Governors in nine states along the Atlantic coast are urging the Trump Administration to stop a company that makes fish-oil supplements and other products from fishing in Virginia waters. A letter sent Friday from those governors echoes concerns of fishing regulators who say Omega Protein defied harvest limits...