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  • Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The main opposition party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer plans to use a speech Saturday to say it is now up to Parliament to take the tough […]
  • Wild week over Brexit leaves British politics in crisis mode

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament is crumbling — shored up by scaffolding, patched by endless repairs. And after a week of upheaval over Brexit in the House of Commons and angry exchanges on the streets outside, Britain’s democratic system is looking a bit shaky, too. In the Commons chamber, Prime Minister Theresa May suffered the […]
  • AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

    Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery includes soldiers aiming their weapons during a deadly hotel attack in Nairobi; a traditional bull-taming festival in […]
  • Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington this week amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history. The original Women’s March in 2017 drew hundreds of thousands of protesters; the exact size of the turnout is still subject to politically charged debate, but it’s generally […]
  • Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington this week amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history. The original Women’s March in 2017 drew hundreds of thousands of protesters; the exact size of the turnout is still subject to politically charged debate, but it’s generally […]
  • Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to […]
  • Trump plans ‘major announcement’ on border, longest shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration judges and improvements to ports of entry […]
  • Black teen’s family laments sentence given to white officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him stirred expectations that the officer […]
  • Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm is inching its way toward New England after dumping snow and slowing travel for residents in the Midwest and Plains states. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for the weekend from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states and into the Northeast. Forecasters at one point said […]
  • 4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. The four found […]