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Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

Jan. 21, 2019 4:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House...

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

Jan. 20, 2019 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise. Trump had offered the previous...

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...

Retired judge responds to Kentucky governor's criticism

Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down a pension law he had signed last year, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called it an "unprecedented power grab by activist judges." Thursday, the judge who wrote the ruling fired back. In an Op-Ed sent to various news outlets,...

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...