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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with regional heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
February 11, 2018 - 3:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that erupted Feb...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protestor demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with regional heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan, File)
February 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation. At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that erupted Feb...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, front from left to right, Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, lead a news conference after Republican leaders engineered passage of state budget, liquor privatization and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month. The top-ranking House and Senate leaders say their map "complies fully" with directions from the state Supreme Court. They're providing it to the Democratic governor, who has until Thursday to say if he supports it. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
February 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday they reached internal agreement on a proposed new map of the state's 18 congressional districts to replace the one thrown out last month. House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati...
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February 09, 2018 - 6:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and immigration officials violated the rights of suspected immigrants who were detained after they should have been released from jail. Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ruled Thursday in U.S. District Court that...
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February 09, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan-based Arab Bank say it's thankful a New York court ruling brings to a close a civil case American victims of suicide bombings had filed against it. A federal appeals court in Manhattan issued a written ruling Friday rejecting a 2014 jury verdict in the case. The decision...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York won't be deported while a federal judge hears a lawsuit. Ravi Ragbir was detained for deportation to Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 11. In court papers dated Thursday,...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a jury verdict in a civil case brought by American victims of suicide bombings against Jordan-based Arab Bank. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a written ruling Friday. The decision concluding that the jury was instructed...
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February 09, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York is appearing before a federal judge in what could be a last-ditch attempt to avoid deportation. Ravi Ragbir is appealing a 2001 criminal conviction for wire fraud that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Dana Boente, then First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, speaks outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. Boenete, an understated career federal prosecutor, has found himself at the epicenter of several of the Trump administration’s biggest controversies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was tasked with letting them know. And when...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Dana Boente, then First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, speaks outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. Boenete, an understated career federal prosecutor, has found himself at the epicenter of several of the Trump administration’s biggest controversies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was tasked with letting them know. And when...
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