Government policy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gestures while he testifies to the House Financial Services Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 27, 2018 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn't quite what Wall Street had expected: The U.S. economy is doing well, maybe even better than he thought late last year. Powell emphasized in his first Congressional testimony that the central bank...
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March 07, 2017 - 4:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former European Union President Herman van Rompuy says that Europe needs to become "much more ambitious" and that a common foreign policy for the 28-nation bloc is more necessary than ever. The EU is debating how to move forward as Britain prepares to leave and the bloc faces wider...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson smiles during a news conference about President Trump's new executive order Monday, March 6, 2017, in Seattle. Trump signed an executive order Monday ordering new travel restrictions for residents of six Muslim-majority countries as well as a temporary ban on refugees from around the world, retooling a directive issued five weeks ago that stoked chaos at airports and drew international condemnation and a rebuke in the federal courts. The new ban, which takes effect March 16, halts travel for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 07, 2017 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a federal appeals court unanimously refused to immediately reinstate his travel ban last month, President Donald Trump tweeted a warning: "SEE YOU IN COURT. THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" The courts never did get to decide the full merits of that case before Trump...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson smiles during a news conference about President Trump's new executive order Monday, March 6, 2017, in Seattle. Trump signed an executive order Monday ordering new travel restrictions for residents of six Muslim-majority countries as well as a temporary ban on refugees from around the world, retooling a directive issued five weeks ago that stoked chaos at airports and drew international condemnation and a rebuke in the federal courts. The new ban, which takes effect March 16, halts travel for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 06, 2017 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban eases some of the legal questions surrounding the previous order, but critics said it does not answer all of them, including accusations that the measure is a thinly veiled attempt to discriminate against Muslims. Opponents promised to...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is displayed on screens as he delivers a work report at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 05, 2017 - 4:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed the country's growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is displayed on screens as he delivers a work report at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 05, 2017 - 2:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang...
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A member of a Chinese military band rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04, 2017 - 10:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls, as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, an unidentified Guatemalan woman stands inside a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M. The nation's immigration courts are already overwhelmed, facing a backlog of more than half a million cases. Recent directives from President Donald Trump's administration to step up enforcement of immigration laws and expanding the number of people considered priorities for deportation could funnel even more people into the overloaded immigration court system. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:27 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone was in place for the hearing in Atlanta immigration court: the Guinean man hoping to stay in the U.S., his attorney, a prosecutor, a translator and the judge. But because of some missing paperwork, it was all for nothing. When the government attorney said he hadn't received...
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March 04, 2017 - 8:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers discuss the state's response to what they say is a rash of hate crimes. The state Senate's Independent Democrats are proposing legislation to increase penalties for graffiti on religious properties and desecration of...
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March 04, 2017 - 8:46 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. That incident and others in more than a half-dozen African nations show how North Korea, despite facing its toughest sanctions in decades, continues to...
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