Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters to answer questions on the tax bill and sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Ryan says Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has "made the right decision" to retire at the end of his term amid allegations of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon. The Wisconsin Republican was asked Thursday about two published reports suggesting he might leave his job soon after the GOP passes a rewrite of the U.S. tax code. Asked by a reporter if he's quitting anytime...
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December 14, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New York and New Jersey have agreed on how to pay their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. New Jersey plans to raise $1.9 billion by hiking rail fares by about 90 cents per trip starting in 2020, with bigger increases...
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Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, presents the Assembly's budget proposal in his office at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. California Assembly Democrats say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to expand a tax credit for the working poor and extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
December 14, 2017 - 12:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment. Milpitas, California-based FireEye Inc. provided a technical breakdown of the hack but provided few further details about the...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives for a meeting of the Visegrad Group on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels and are set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 8:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland's new prime minister was making his debut Thursday at a European Union summit, a first test of whether the Western-educated former banker can bridge a deepening rift between his right-wing government and Brussels. Mateusz Morawiecki, 49, was tapped last week by the leader of...
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FILE -- In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks after being sworn in at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's new president is taking steps to differentiate himself from his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:15 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new president is showing signs of charting a path different from that of his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections. On Friday, the ruling ZANU-PF party is expected to endorse President Emmerson Mnangagwa as...
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FILE -- In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:01 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The stakes for Africa's oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher. As thousands of delegates from the ruling African National Congress party meet this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in was due to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Thursday on a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system. The two leaders were to preside over a document signing ceremony following...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, actress Salma Hayek attends the HFPA and InStyle Celebrate the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Season in West Hollywood, Calif. In an op-ed, Hayek says that her refusals of Harvey Weinstein’s advances led to a nightmare experience making the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida.” The New York Times on Wednesday, Dec. 13, published Hayek’s account in which she wrote that Weinstein was for years “my monster.” She said that Weinstein would turn up at her door “at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 12:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein's relentless...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — State lawmakers are taking a closer look at efforts to make affordable, safe housing available for all New Yorkers. A panel of members of the state Assembly is scheduled to meet Thursday in Manhattan. The group will hear from state housing officials, housing advocates and experts on...
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