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Judge in health care case had blocked other Obama policies

Dec. 15, 2018 12:22 AM EST

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies. O'Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the federal bench in 2007 by President George W. Bush. He has been...

Today in History

Dec. 14, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2018. There are 17 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, then committed suicide as...

Today in History

Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2018. There are 18 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 2003, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole under a farmhouse in Adwar, Iraq, near his hometown of Tikrit. On this date: In 1862, Union...

Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China

Dec. 12, 2018 11:07 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations. Canada's Global Affairs department on...

Hues and cries: The colors of protests around the world

Dec. 12, 2018 9:55 AM EST

When you're an activist seeking a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook — something that can command attention across cultures in a memorable and visually arresting way. So what's more elemental than associating yourself with a specific color? Just as recent demonstrations...

Today in History

Dec. 12, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2018. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush became president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida's contested election. On this...

Sydney Brakeley's stepmom is The Witch in opera production

Dec. 11, 2018 2:02 PM EST

Sydney Brakeley's stepmother really is quite the witch. The 12-year-old is a gingerbread child in the chorus of the LA Opera's production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through this weekend. Her stepmother, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, portrays...

With eyes on House majority, Dems cautious about impeachment

Dec. 11, 2018 10:13 AM 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...

Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

Dec. 9, 2018 12:29 PM EST

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — "Poppy" and "Bar" are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won't mean an end to children's laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family's property on the Maine coast. The former first couple's children, grandchildren and...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Dec. 8, 2018 3:55 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a burning car during a fuel tax protest in Paris; George W. Bush following the...