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  • Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International event held last week in Reno, Nevada, […]
  • Kobach’s defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach’s successor as Kansas secretary of state said Friday the […]
  • Democratic senator asks FBI to investigate DHS secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate whether Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lied during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a letter to the FBI that a December 2017 memo shows DHS officials outlined a policy to separate families. In April 2018, the Trump […]
  • Supreme Court inaction suggests DACA safe for another year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation and that President Donald Trump has sought to end seems likely to survive for at least another year. That’s because the Supreme Court took no action Friday on the Trump administration’s request to decide by early summer whether Trump’s bid to end the […]
  • Cohen’s shoulder sling creates stir after minor procedure

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist Speculation ran rampant as news photos circulated Friday. Had he been roughed up? The sling appeared after […]
  • Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that “weakens the protection of human life.” Trump spoke via video to participants at this year’s March for Life on the National Mall. Thousands of people […]
  • Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

    America’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal workers who staff airport security lines. And […]
  • The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. According to partially unsealed federal court documents, a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who has been jailed in the U.S. has not been accused of any crime. Marzieh Hashemi has been detained as a […]
  • Shutdown hits home for Trump; he lives in government housing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all. Just 21 of the roughly 80 people who help care for the White House — from butlers to electricians to chefs — are reporting to work. The rest have […]
  • Gillibrand, in Iowa, bills herself as a fighter for families

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats on Friday as a common-sense fighter for family, and especially children’s, issues, in her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect. Unlike some of her potential rivals, the New York senator was starting from scratch in a […]
  • Paul’s lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker’s political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home. That’s fine with the neighbor’s […]
  • Pentagon IDs US Army Ranger killed in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger has died as a result of gunshot wounds suffered during combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 13. Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday in Landstuhl, Germany. The attack was in the Jawand District in northwestern Afghanistan. Meddock was in the 2nd Battalion […]
  • The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be “a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.” Yonhap News Agency quoted a spokesman for […]
  • The Latest: Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The special counsel’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie […]
  • The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Democrats are adding hundreds of millions of dollars to improve ports of entry from Mexico and hire more immigration judges to a batch of spending bills the House will consider next week. The move represents the party’s first steps in […]
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