Government and politics

January 16, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt opened Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government. The hearing involves more...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcasting wants to “Stirr” up streaming. The regional TV network is starting a free ad-supported streaming service on Wednesday called Stirr that includes content from local Sinclair stations, joining a bevy of others from NBCUniversal to Amazon who have recently started ad-supported streaming services. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
January 16, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the...
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A policeman stands guard as some of the people arrested during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices, make their court appearance at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan,16, 2019. Some dozens of people appeared in court and were charged with public violence and a human rights group in Zimbabwe says a few people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 16, 2019 - 3:54 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles detained a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, part of more than 600 arrests, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. A doctors' group said it had treated more...
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January 16, 2019 - 3:37 pm
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 55-year-old man has killed his wife and himself in the garage of their Middletown home. A neighbor found the bodies of Amanda and Francis Pumillo Tuesday evening after going to check on them when Amanda Pumillo failed to report for her hospital nursing shift...
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FILE- This Oct. 5, 2012, file photo, shows a Kia optima's steering wheel inside of a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill. Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from previous recall repairs due to engine failures. Kia is only doing the fix on 68,000 of its 618,000 vehicles. The fuel injector pipe recall covers some 2011 through 2014 Optima cars, 2012 through 2014 Sorrento SUVs, and 2011 through 2013 Sportage SUVs, all with 2-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 16, 2019 - 3:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures. The affiliated Korean automakers have...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, a Mexican national who touched off a fierce immigration debate for his role in the shooting death of Steinle, is seeking to overturn his felony illegal gun possession conviction, the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 3:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of...
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Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
January 16, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University Interim President John Engler speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 16, 2019 - 3:03 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he does not resign amid criticism of comments he made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, trustees said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press that "...
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Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
January 16, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were...
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Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 16, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kenyan police say the death toll from the extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi has climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed. National police...
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