Government and politics

Sirine Shebaya, an attorney for plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing the administration of denying nearly all visa applicants under President Donald Trump's travel ban, speaks to reporters after a hearing in San Francisco Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration's request that he dismiss the lawsuit. The case was "not going away at this stage," he said at the close of the hearing. The plaintiffs say the administration is not honoring a waiver provision in the president's ban on travelers from five mostly Muslim countries - Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)
December 13, 2018 - 9:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration's request that he dismiss the...
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Investigating police officers work in a street of Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018. A top French official says a man has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, but he has not been confirmed as the suspected gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
December 13, 2018 - 8:37 pm
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor's office, which handles terror cases in France,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C. as Hurricane Florence approaches the area. U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to...
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich sits for an interview with The Associated Press at the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Columbus. Kasich discussed his future upon departing office in January, including the possibility of a third presidential run. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 13, 2018 - 8:07 pm
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the University of Utah Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Biden says he initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning. Biden was greeted with a standing ovation when he spoke amid speculation about whether he'll launch his own campaign for president. He did not directly address the possibility of another run in the speech that marks his final public event for 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the University of Utah Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Biden says he initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning. Biden was greeted with a standing ovation when he spoke amid speculation about whether he'll launch his own campaign for president. He did not directly address the possibility of another run in the speech that marks his final public event for 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 13, 2018 - 7:27 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. EU leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit which will center on the Brexit negotiations. (Piroschka van de Wouw, Pool Photo via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 7:20 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May implored European Union leaders Thursday to help her sell the Brexit divorce deal at home, only to be told that her proposals are not clear enough for the bloc to offer a helping hand now. Instead, the EU said it would plow ahead with plans for a...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has welcomed governors-elect from both parties to the White House. Among those attending Thursday were Florida Republican Ron DeSantis, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, Illinois Democrat J.B. Pritzker, Wisconsin Democrat Tony Evers and newly inaugurated Alaska...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the University of Utah Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Biden says he initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning. Biden was greeted with a standing ovation when he spoke amid speculation about whether he'll launch his own campaign for president. He did not directly address the possibility of another run in the speech that marks his final public event for 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 13, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the at the University...
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