Government and politics

In this image provided by the Secretary of National Defense, soldiers guard in the area near an oil pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. Officials said the leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City. (Secretary of National Defense via AP)
January 19, 2019 - 2:04 pm
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Pemex Chief Executive Octavio Romero says there have been at least 10 perforations of pipelines over the past 90 days near the site in central Mexico where an explosion occurred Friday. He said...
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January 19, 2019 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The start of a women's march rally in New York City was interrupted by a protester pointing to conflict within the movement over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism. The woman, identified by supporters as political activist Laura Loomer, stepped to the podium as Women's...
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January 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The start of a women's march rally in New York City was interrupted by a protester pointing to conflict within the movement over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism. The woman stepped to the podium as Women's March NYC director Agunda Okeyo was speaking on Saturday and...
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January 19, 2019 - 12:15 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers that turned violent on Friday. The attacks occurred after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike...
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January 19, 2019 - 11:24 am
EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — New York mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled a visit to the nation's easternmost city due to the snowstorm. De Blasio had planned to be in Eastport, Maine, on Saturday for a talk that serves as a fundraiser for the Eastport Arts Center. He was going to talk about progressive...
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Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works, draws a beer in the COOP taproom in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor stores to sell chilled beer with an alcohol content of up to 8.99 percent. Previously, grocery and convenience stores could offer only 3.2 percent beer. Liquor stores, where stronger beers were available, were prohibited from selling it cold. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 19, 2019 - 11:23 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and...
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January 19, 2019 - 11:17 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The party behind the declared winner of Congo's presidential election on Saturday rejected the African Union's surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid "serious doubts" about the vote. The unprecedented request by the continental body is "the work of some...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2014 file photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. In November, after a federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on asylum for immigrants who illegally cross the southern border, government attorneys hurriedly asked a federal appeals court, then the U.S. Supreme Court, to suspend the order, terming illegal border crossings an "ongoing and increasing crisis." Both courts denied the government's request. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 19, 2019 - 11:12 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't have enough attorneys working to...
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January 19, 2019 - 10:54 am
EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — New York mayor Bill de Blasio is paying a visit to nation's easternmost city. De Blasio is in Eastport, Maine, on Saturday for a talk that serves as a fundraiser for the Eastport Arts Center. He's going to talk about progressive politics in the half-century since the...
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Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works, draws a beer in the COOP taproom in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor stores to sell chilled beer with an alcohol content of up to 8.99 percent. Previously, grocery and convenience stores could offer only 3.2 percent beer. Liquor stores, where stronger beers were available, were prohibited from selling it cold. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 19, 2019 - 10:49 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbid grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and...
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