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Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep. 26, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already...

What's happened to bump stocks in the year since Las Vegas?

Sep. 26, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in the immediate...

AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Sep. 26, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated...

AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Sep. 26, 2018 2:54 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from...

Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for changes to law

Sep. 26, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed. The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National...

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Sep. 25, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative...

Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision. They could lean on Congress to exempt the...

Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards

Sep. 25, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration's proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan in the industry's backyard. At the hearing Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan, home to Ford Motor Co. and just miles...

States blast plan to overhaul endangered species protection

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ten states are demanding the Trump administration abandon a proposed overhaul of the Endangered Species Act. In comments delivered Tuesday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the states contend the changes sought by wildlife regulators would "wreak havoc" with...

BMW expects hit from trade dispute and emissions tests

Sep. 25, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury automaker BMW said Tuesday that its profits and sales will fall short of its forecasts this year, saying that fear of international trade conflicts has weighed on pricing and citing the impact of new emissions tests on European markets. The profit warning —...