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Report: Interior Dept law enforcement chief 'unprofessional'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:12:19 GMT2017-02-27T20:12:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Monday....



Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:09:42 GMT2017-02-27T20:09:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration....



Cause of most US wildfires traced to people, study finds

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:08:50 GMT2017-02-27T20:08:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the East and last longer in the West, a new study finds....



Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:05:13 GMT2017-02-27T20:05:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says nobody knew health care could be so complicated....



The Latest: Schumer predicts 'Obamacare' will survive

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:54:35 GMT2017-02-27T19:54:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...



Inauguration Day protests spur for study of police actions

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:16:54 GMT2017-02-27T19:16:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia's Police Complaints Board says an independent consultant should examine the actions of police on Inauguration Day. More than 200 people were arrested and charged with rioting that day after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine....



Palestinian envoy warns against moving US embassy in Israel

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:16:37 GMT2017-02-27T19:16:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinian's top envoy to the United States is warning that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could disrupt efforts to secure peace in the Middle East....



Justices seem sympathetic to immigrant in deportation case

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:14:23 GMT2017-02-27T19:14:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seems sympathetic to a Mexican immigrant facing deportation after he was convicted of having consensual sex with an underage girl....



Pentagon presenting counter-IS plan to White House

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:00:41 GMT2017-02-27T19:00:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of the approach President Donald Trump inherited, while potentially deepening U.S. military involvement in Syria....



Supreme Court skeptical of sex offender social media ban

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:00:27 GMT2017-02-27T19:00:27Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a nod to the importance of social media in American life, the Supreme Court signaled Monday it could strike down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites....