Government and politics

March 02, 2017 - 9:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A New York musician tweeted Thursday he will no longer perform at the SXSW Music Festival over a contract provision stating that U.S. immigration agents may be contacted if an international artist violates the performance agreement. SXSW organizers responded by saying that...
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March 02, 2017 - 9:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A New York musician says he won't perform at the SXSW Music Festival over a contract provision stating that U.S. immigration agents may be contacted if an international act violates the performance agreement. SXSW organizers responded Thursday by saying that Felix Walworth, who...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah attorney general was acquitted Thursday of bribery and evidence tampering charges in one of the highest-profile scandals in state history. The jury announced its verdict against John Swallow in a Salt Lake City courtroom following a three-week trial. Jurors found...
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Ri Tong Il, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to journalist outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The North Korean envoy said a heart attack likely killed Kim Jong Nam, not VX nerve agent as a Malaysia autopsy showed, regarding the investigation into the assassination of Kim, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Ri told reporters Thursday that the victim took medication for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 02, 2017 - 8:49 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia ramped up the pressure on Pyongyang on Friday, issuing a statement condemning the use of a banned toxic chemical weapon in the killing of the half brother of North Korea's leader. Malaysia has not directly accused North Korea of being behind the Feb. 13...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge tentatively approved an agreement Thursday for the U.S. government to pay $1 million to the children of a Mexican man who died after being detained by immigration authorities and shot several times with a stun gun. The settlement considered by U.S. Magistrate Judge...
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March 02, 2017 - 5:04 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on federal law enforcement raids at Caterpillar facilities in central Illinois (all times local): 4 p.m. Caterpillar says it believes that a search warrant executed by federal authorities on Thursday at its facilities concerns "export filings" related to its...
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March 02, 2017 - 5:01 pm
Banks and other financial companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Thursday, erasing some of the gains from a day earlier, when indexes soared to their latest record highs. Materials and industrials companies also fell sharply. Energy stocks declined along with the price of crude oil. Utilities and...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials executed a search warrant Thursday at three central Illinois facilities of Caterpillar, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Caterpillar spokeswoman Corrie Heck Scott said in an email that the company is cooperating...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the ground in Syria and at the Geneva peace talks. (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A Syrian official in the main opposition delegation taking part in the U.N.-mediated talks in Geneva says discussions will continue on Friday with a focus on the issue of...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials executed a search warrant Thursday at three central Illinois facilities of Caterpillar, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Caterpillar spokeswoman Corrie Heck Scott said in an email that the company is cooperating...
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