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California governor rebukes Trump in border troop withdrawal

Feb. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's withdrawing most of the state's National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won't participate in the Trump administration's "absurd theatrics" on border security. Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work...

The Latest: Governor to keep some troops at Mexico border

Feb. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's withdrawal of National Guard troops from the border (all times local): 2:45 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he had wanted to withdraw all of the state's National Guard troops from the Mexico border but will keep some in place after consulting with...

New Mexico governor pulls National Guard troops from border

Feb. 5, 2019 10:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state's National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges President Trump's description of a security crisis. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the partial...

California governor pushes for fund to help asylum seekers

Jan. 31, 2019 9:29 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised San Diego County for providing a shelter for asylum seekers and said Thursday he wants the state to set up an emergency fund of $25 million to address what he has called an humanitarian crisis created by the federal government. Speaking during a visit...

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor's inauguration

Jan. 25, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho National Guard's commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little's inauguration. The canon fire on Jan. 4 set off car alarms in downtown Boise and scattered Canada geese into the air as smoke billowed around...

Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 11:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital erupted in violence late Tuesday for a second straight night amid fears that demonstrations called by the opposition could spur further violence. In the Catia district, a few miles from the presidential palace, youths set fire to...

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...

Russian court rejects National Guard chief's slander lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has rejected a slander lawsuit the head of Russia's National Guard brought against an opposition leader who had alleged wide-scale corruption in the guard. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard for Russian President Vladimir Putin, had sought a retraction and 1 million...

Mexican president backtracks on military-led National Guard

Jan. 11, 2019 5:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's public security secretary says the new administration has listened to the public's concerns about the proposed National Guard and will place it under civilian authority. Alfonso Durazo told lawmakers in Mexico's lower legislative chamber Friday that President Andres Manuel Lopez...