AP - Associated Press World News Agency

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

AP POLITICS - 19 min 52 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul. 2018-02-21T19:41:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:41:38-05:00

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

AP - 21 min 50 sec ago
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. 2018-02-21T20:20:00-05:00 2018-02-22T01:20:41-05:00

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

AP POLITICS - 34 min 50 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T20:10:00-05:00 2018-02-22T01:10:46-05:00

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

AP - 34 min 50 sec ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. 2018-02-21T19:03:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:03:36-05:00

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP - 38 min 50 sec ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. 2018-02-21T16:28:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:28:23-05:00

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP POLITICS - 47 min 52 sec ago
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it." 2018-02-21T19:42:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:42:51-05:00

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

AP Business - 59 min 50 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won't be traveling solo....

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 3 min ago
In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, President Donald Trump has raised the idea of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T19:40:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:40:18-05:00

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders are looking to cultivate stronger ties with U.S. governors and mayors, an interest that will be on display at this weekend's meeting of the National Governors Association. 2018-02-21T19:37:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:37:59-05:00

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration. 2018-02-21T19:36:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:36:34-05:00

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T19:17:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:17:12-05:00

Trump pledges action on school safety, gun violence

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T19:11:00-05:00 2018-02-22T00:11:16-05:00

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

AP - 2 hours 39 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 2018-02-21T18:00:00-05:00 2018-02-21T23:00:17-05:00

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

AP Business - 2 hours 45 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal....

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

AP POLITICS - 3 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. 2018-02-21T17:08:00-05:00 2018-02-21T22:08:58-05:00

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

AP POLITICS - 3 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T16:35:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:35:24-05:00

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

AP Business - 3 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all....

Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

AP - 3 hours 49 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said they would boycott unless steps are taken to ease fears it's rigged. 2018-02-21T13:43:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:43:55-05:00

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

AP - 3 hours 49 min ago
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term "Polish Holocaust" to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust. 2018-02-21T13:20:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:20:48-05:00

The Latest: Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Billy Graham's relationship with the presidents (all times local): 2018-02-21T16:33:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:33:54-05:00

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

AP - 4 hours 15 min ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 2018-02-21T14:17:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:17:56-05:00

Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

AP - 4 hours 28 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers were voting early Thursday, following an 18-hour debate, on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. 2018-02-21T15:40:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:40:37-05:00

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. 2018-02-21T16:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T21:03:47-05:00

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

AP Business - 4 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all....

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety. 2018-02-21T15:50:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:50:20-05:00

School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — With searing anger, raw emotion and heartfelt pleas, parents, students and others impacted by school shootings implored President Donald Trump to take action at the White House Wednesday. 2018-02-21T15:39:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:39:27-05:00

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

AP POLITICS - 5 hours 37 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations, one involving a 19-year-old female intern, a day before his fellow senators could decide his punishment. 2018-02-21T15:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T20:03:15-05:00

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

AP POLITICS - 5 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T14:47:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:47:18-05:00

Palestinian envoy pushes forward, estranged from White House

AP - 6 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:36:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:36:25-05:00

Palestinian envoy pushes forward, estranged from White House

AP POLITICS - 6 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:36:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:36:25-05:00

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

AP POLITICS - 6 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T14:13:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:13:05-05:00

The Latest: Republicans ask court to block congressional map

AP POLITICS - 6 hours 19 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to stop new a congressional map in Pennsylvania (all times local): 2018-02-21T14:24:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:24:13-05:00

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

AP POLITICS - 6 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:04:18-05:00

Palestinian envoy estranged from White House, still working

AP - 6 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months. 2018-02-21T14:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T19:04:18-05:00

Judge orders gov't review of Keystone pipeline documents

AP Business - 6 hours 35 min ago
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal officials must go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, under a Wednesday court ruling that came after environmentalists accused President Donald Trump's administration of withholding details on the project's approval....

The Latest: House seeks records of EPA chief's travel

AP POLITICS - 6 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a congressional request for travel records of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 2018-02-21T13:48:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:48:20-05:00

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

AP POLITICS - 7 hours 50 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. 2018-02-21T13:38:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:38:35-05:00

House panel seeks info on EPA chief's first-class flights

AP POLITICS - 7 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. 2018-02-21T13:07:00-05:00 2018-02-21T18:07:27-05:00

Dua Lipa, Stormzy win as Brit Awards join 'Time's Up' call

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:53
LONDON (AP) — Hometown London stars Dua Lipa and Stormzy were both double winners Wednesday at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards, where many guests wore white roses to symbolize the fight against sexual harassment and assault. 2018-02-21T12:49:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:49:50-05:00

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's running commentary on Russia probe

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it's not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out. 2018-02-21T12:43:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:43:27-05:00

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:44
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior....

White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions....

White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions....

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. 2018-02-21T12:27:00-05:00 2018-02-21T17:27:03-05:00

Trump hears wrenching tales at school violence meeting

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump sat rapt and motionless, listening intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. 2018-02-21T11:58:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:58:09-05:00

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:59
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior....

Trump hosts students, parents affected by school shootings

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Columbine. Newtown. And now, Parkland. 2018-02-21T11:19:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:19:28-05:00

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:23
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior....

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:17
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 2018-02-21T11:03:00-05:00 2018-02-21T16:03:19-05:00

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:21
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B....

US panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:54
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again....

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. 2018-02-21T09:39:00-05:00 2018-02-21T14:39:42-05:00

Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:44
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision....

Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:44
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision....

Trump says more must be done to protect children

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was to hear in person Wednesday from students at the Florida high school that was struck by last week's shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. 2018-02-21T09:21:00-05:00 2018-02-21T14:21:51-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump waited to hear in person from students at the Florida high school trying to regroup after last week's shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. 2018-02-21T08:52:00-05:00 2018-02-21T13:52:35-05:00

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:44
LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. 2018-02-21T06:32:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:32:36-05:00

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:31
JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. 2018-02-21T08:23:00-05:00 2018-02-21T13:23:32-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously. 2018-02-21T07:53:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:53:14-05:00

White House says US could reach 3 percent growth rate

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top economist said Wednesday the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump's policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted. 2018-02-21T07:51:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:51:02-05:00

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:52
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. 2018-02-21T07:48:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:48:17-05:00

Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority community

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:48
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A new casino is making a massive effort to engage Atlantic City's large minority community in which it will operate, where black residents have long felt excluded from the riches that the gambling halls generate....

Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:44
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones....

Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:42
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones....

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. 2018-02-21T06:44:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:44:52-05:00

Geraldo Rivera talks weapons age-limits with Trump

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump "took it under advisement." 2018-02-21T07:19:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:19:43-05:00

White House says US could reach 3 percent growth rate

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House top economist says the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump's policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted....

Liberia's new president pays visit to France

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:09
PARIS (AP) — Newly-elected Liberian President George Weah and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have announced the creation of a fund to support sport projects in Africa. 2018-02-21T07:04:00-05:00 2018-02-21T12:04:48-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-21T06:05:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:05:46-05:00

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:57
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. 2018-02-21T06:51:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:51:08-05:00

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:44
JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. 2018-02-21T06:40:00-05:00 2018-02-21T11:40:18-05:00

Fast food is coming to your doorstep, but it can cost more

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:32
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's never been easier to get burgers, burritos and other items from fast-food chains delivered to your doorstep. But the convenience can hurt your wallet....

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:25
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal advisory panel is recommending a new vaccine against hepatitis B....

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:17
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. 2018-02-21T05:59:00-05:00 2018-02-21T10:59:09-05:00

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly....

Secret Service clears suspicious vehicle by White House

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says they have cleared a suspicious vehicle near the White House. 2018-02-21T04:45:00-05:00 2018-02-21T09:45:37-05:00

Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. 2018-02-21T05:09:00-05:00 2018-02-21T10:09:45-05:00

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. 2018-02-20T20:10:00-05:00 2018-02-21T01:10:57-05:00

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. 2018-02-20T23:11:00-05:00 2018-02-21T04:11:59-05:00

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. 2018-02-21T04:26:00-05:00 2018-02-21T09:26:29-05:00

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:57
DETROIT (AP) -- The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk....

Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president says

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:45
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risks to soldiers in combat....

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:40
BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said, adding to a staggering casualty toll that has overwhelmed paramedics and doctors in the past few days. 2018-02-21T04:25:00-05:00 2018-02-21T09:25:03-05:00

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:27
LONDON (AP) -- Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling and companies are reacting....

South Africa's FM under scrutiny ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:27
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's finance minister has announced the first increase in the value-added tax in a quarter-century as the country seeks to bring in new revenue....

Secret Service reports suspicious vehicle by White House

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says officers are responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House. 2018-02-21T03:35:00-05:00 2018-02-21T08:35:51-05:00

Trump says more must be done to protect children

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots. 2018-02-21T03:55:00-05:00 2018-02-21T08:55:02-05:00

Can Brexit be stopped? Pro-EU campaigns try to turn the tide

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:40
LONDON (AP) -- Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. The country's main political parties agree that the decision can't be reversed. But with the U.K. government divided over the direction Brexit should take, pro-EU campaigners are stepping up efforts to make the country change course....

A look at the scandals surrounding Israel's prime minister

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:08
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as a dizzying array of scandals has engulfed him, his family and his inner circle. 2018-02-21T02:39:00-05:00 2018-02-21T07:39:55-05:00

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

AP - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:08
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. 2018-02-21T03:01:00-05:00 2018-02-21T08:01:55-05:00

Can Brexit be stopped? Pro-EU campaigns try to turn the tide

AP Business - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:33
LONDON (AP) -- Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. The country's main political parties agree that the decision can't be reversed. But with the U.K. government divided over the direction Brexit should take, pro-EU campaigners are trying to make the country change course....

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

AP POLITICS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:38
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. 2018-02-21T01:25:00-05:00 2018-02-21T06:25:33-05:00

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