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Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:30:11 GMT2018-01-16T11:30:11Z

 



50 senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:30:11 GMT2018-01-16T11:30:11Z

Supporters are shy of just one vote required to pass the Senate measure.



California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:21:09 GMT2018-01-16T11:21:09Z

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.



A look inside the tense, vulgar meeting on immigration

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:19:22 GMT2018-01-16T10:19:22Z

The fight has left congressional leaders unsure of whether they will eventually come to an agreement. Some remain optimistic that Trump can be walked back to the political center and will cut a deal that expands border security while protecting those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which Trump has ordered ended.



Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:42:44 GMT2018-01-16T03:42:44Z

Aides to key negotiators from both parties planned to meet Tuesday in an effort to rekindle budget talks, setting up a Wednesday meeting of the leaders themselves. If they cannot agree, the government would shut down at midnight Friday for the first time since 2013.



Toronto police say hijab-cutting incident didn't happen

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:00:17 GMT2018-01-16T03:00:17Z

TORONTO (AP) - Police are disputing an 11-year-old girl's claim that her hijab was cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school last week.



Hundreds converge on Times Square to protest racism, Trump

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:45:12 GMT2018-01-16T00:45:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square in New York City to denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further U.S. acceptance of Haitian immigrants.



In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:21 GMT2018-01-16T00:00:21Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church.



Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E's 'Live PD'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:35:44 GMT2018-01-15T23:35:44Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - For some of the law enforcement agencies that agreed to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD," the goal of being more transparent with their profession under increasing scrutiny clashed with concerns over public image.



Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:18:57 GMT2018-01-15T22:18:57Z

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months.



Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:04:15 GMT2018-01-15T22:04:15Z

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital.



Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:03:34 GMT2018-01-15T22:03:34Z

MADRID (AP) - Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont faced additional obstacles Monday in his attempt to stand for his old job from his bolt hole in Belgium.



Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:00:11 GMT2018-01-15T22:00:11Z

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration's envoys and described Israel as a colonial conspiracy.



Arizona woman visiting shooting area killed by stray bullet

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:51:49 GMT2018-01-15T21:51:49Z

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say an Arizona woman has died after being struck in the chest by a stray bullet while visiting a desert area popular for target shooting.



Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:51:06 GMT2018-01-15T21:51:06Z

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint.



France drops child sex abuse probe of soldiers in Africa

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:50:44 GMT2018-01-15T21:50:44Z

PARIS (AP) - French investigators have dropped an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic.



Romania's PM resigns after he loses support from party

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:45:15 GMT2018-01-15T21:45:15Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania's prime minister resigned Monday after his party withdrew its support for him amid a power struggle with the party chairman.



Families of missing sub crew ask Russia to continue search

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:50:02 GMT2018-01-15T20:50:02Z

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Relatives of some of the 44 crew members aboard an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic asked Russia on Monday to carry on with the search two months after the vessel disappeared.



US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:40:24 GMT2018-01-15T19:40:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.



Greitens delays tax policy tour after admitting to affair

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:38:40 GMT2018-01-15T19:38:40Z

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair.



UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:38:01 GMT2018-01-15T19:38:01Z

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.