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US judge to hear arguments on longer block to travel ban

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:36:57 GMT2017-03-29T06:36:57Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban planned to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts....

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:09:34 GMT2017-03-29T06:09:34Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Environmental groups that have hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming. But they said they'll take their first battle to the court of public opinion....

Troll for the 'lulz'? A target of online abuse isn't amused

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:49:46 GMT2017-03-29T06:49:46Z

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone - and burst into tears....

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:41:44 GMT2017-03-29T07:41:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally....

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:35:11 GMT2017-03-29T04:35:11Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students....

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:12:24 GMT2017-03-29T06:12:24Z

SPUR, Texas (AP) -- Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday....

Undercover videos of fetal tissue talks spur felony charges

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:28:18 GMT2017-03-29T06:28:18Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations about fetal tissue must each face more than a dozen felony charges....

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:32:04 GMT2017-03-29T07:32:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers....

N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:32:13 GMT2017-03-29T07:32:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, "Straight Outta Compton" - the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars - has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry....

Judge approves release of jailed Seattle-area 'dreamer'

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:55:35 GMT2017-03-29T06:55:35Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled....