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O'Rourke, other Dems don't want tent city's contract renewed

Dec. 15, 2018 6:50 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to renew a...

Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules

Dec. 15, 2018 6:18 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. The deal agreed upon at U.N. climate talks in Poland enables countries to put into action...

Loyalty, rapport: Why Trump chose Mulvaney as chief of staff

Dec. 15, 2018 5:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. And, as a bonus, a decent golf game. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff. And when his first pick turned him down, sparking a frantic search, the president turned to...

Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks

Dec. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke...

Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary

Dec. 15, 2018 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...

The Latest: Zinke blames 'vicious' attacks for departure

Dec. 15, 2018 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is blaming what he calls "vicious and politically motivated attacks" for his resignation from President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Zinke's departure, set for Jan. 2, comes...

Trump visits Arlington cemetery for holiday commemoration

Dec. 15, 2018 5:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday for a holiday commemoration. In a steady rain, Trump visited the cemetery during an annual event in which holiday wreaths are laid to honor the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. The...

Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal

Dec. 15, 2018 4:13 PM EST

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Cockfighting is an important Guam tradition that must remain legal, the U.S. territory's governor-elect said in vowing to work to repeal a likely ban imposed by the U.S. government. While cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states, territories have been allowed to set their own rules on...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 15, 2018 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Roy Blunt,...

Health exchange COO says ruling doesn't affect sign-ups

Dec. 15, 2018 3:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange tried to assure residents Saturday that a federal judge's ruling will not affect their ability to sign up for and use 2019 plans offered through Access Health CT. Chief Executive Officer James Michel's comments came less than 24...