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High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

Jan. 22, 2019 1:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives greenlighting it...

Trump proposal panned as workers face another lost paycheck

Jan. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans pressed ahead Tuesday with a plan to reopen the government and finance President Donald Trump's long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but Democrats said the legislation offers inadequate protections for "Dreamer" immigrants and Trump should reopen the...

Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

Jan. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week....

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

Jan. 22, 2019 2:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were ordered to remain in custody in Paris on Tuesday after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said. The Grammy-winning singer was detained Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions, a judicial official said....

'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Jan. 22, 2019 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination....

Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

Jan. 22, 2019 1:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation's second-largest district, officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders...

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

Jan. 22, 2019 5:52 AM EST

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for...

Doping agency forgives Russia, but says more work needed

Jan. 22, 2019 2:31 PM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning: Fool us again, and...

Brazilian leader at odds with Davos focus on environment

Jan. 22, 2019 1:39 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to cut carbon emissions, aiming to quell international concerns that his country, the main custodian of the oxygen-rich Amazon, could put economic interests over environmental ones. The environment...

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

Jan. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. No one has ever been a unanimous Hall of Fame selection. Ken Griffey...

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Lawyers: Immigrant kids' detention is prolonged, unexplained

Jan. 22, 2019 2:52 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Immigrant advocates said Tuesday they are suing the U.S. government, claiming it is detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. A federal lawsuit filed last year in Alexandria, Virginia, was expanded on Friday to propose including the...

US prosecutors: Bribes used to hide Russian kickback scheme

Jan. 22, 2019 2:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a businessman accused of a $150 million kickback scheme involving Russian military contracts bribed authorities there to drop an investigation into the fraud. The arguments helped convince a North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday to order that Leonid Teyf remain...

New York's Penn Station Access project moves forward

Jan. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new agreement could result in four new Metro-North Railroad stations that would connect the eastern Bronx to Penn Station on Manhattan's west side. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the agreement by Amtrak, Empire State Development and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. An...

Bills aimed at boosting maternity health care advance

Jan. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a package of bills aiming to reduce the number of mothers who die during pregnancy, childbirth or soon after giving birth. A joint meeting of the Assembly's Democrat-led Women and Children and Health committees voted Tuesday to advance 14 measures....

Water legislation bill clears Idaho House, heads to Senate

Jan. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho cleared the House on Tuesday. House members voted 67-0 to send to the Senate the bill that involves rights to water that refills three reservoirs in the Boise...

Police: School bus driver gets 34 kids away from fiery crash

Jan. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a school bus that caught fire after being rear-ended at a South Carolina rail crossing safely evacuated all 34 children aboard. The Palmetto Rural Fire Department says in a Facebook post that no one was seriously hurt in the crash Tuesday morning in...

Alabama prosecutors seek higher bond for shooting suspect

Jan. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge to increase the bond for a man who opened fire in a crowded Alabama shopping mall. The filling came after a judge lowered Brown's bond from $125,000 to $60,000. Prosecutors wrote in a Friday motion that Erron Brown falsely told the court he had a concealed...

Washington state electors challenge fine for anti-Trump bid

Jan. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Democratic presidential electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge to support their party's nominee. The three agreed to support Hillary Clinton in the...

The Latest: Victim in convenience store slaying identified

Jan. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal convenience store robbery in Kelso, Washington (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a convenience store clerk who was shot and killed during a robbery in Kelso, Washington, was able to call 911 before she died. KGW reports the victim in the early Tuesday...

Hospital under scrutiny after woman dies after colonoscopy

Jan. 22, 2019 2:45 PM EST

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri inspectors have found that staff at hospital south of Kansas City failed to properly respond to an 83-year-old woman who showed distress after a routine colonoscopy and died the next day from internal bleeding. The Kansas City Star reports that inspectors went to Cass...