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No tea party here: House Democrats can't wait to govern

Dec. 10, 2018 5:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House control is about to switch, it serves as a reminder about Democrats: They like government. And governing. While tea party Republicans swept to power to stop things -- repeal Obamacare, roll back environmental regulations and decrease the size and scope of government -- Democrats...

Markets Right Now: US stocks end a bumpy day slightly higher

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended another bumpy day slightly higher as gains by big technology companies helped the market erase an early plunge. Facebook added 3.2 percent and Microsoft rose 2.6 percent Monday. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose...

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Dec. 10, 2018 3:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators turned out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a...

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...

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

Dec. 10, 2018 2:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents. Qualcomm said Monday that the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China has granted preliminary injunctions ordering four Chinese...

US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

Dec. 10, 2018 1:34 PM EST

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat...

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

Dec. 10, 2018 12:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country. EU headquarters said that travel bans and asset freezes will be renewed for a year against...

EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension

Dec. 10, 2018 11:27 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month. Ukraine has been seeking help from its international partners at the EU and...

GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

Dec. 10, 2018 10:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker contends with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is...

Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Dec. 9, 2018 3:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Evers said he talked by...