National governments

In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 12:39 am
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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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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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 09, 2018 - 11:17 am
U.S. stocks wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading Friday, giving up some of a big jump that came right after the opening bell. The strong open came a day after the market entered a "correction" for the first time in two years. The Dow Jones industrial average was modestly higher...
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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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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 photo Martin Schulz, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SPD, scratches his head during a press statement in Berlin. Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats, said Friday Feb. 9, 2018 he’s giving up on plans to become the country’s foreign minister amid turbulence in his party following a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
February 09, 2018 - 9:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany's center-left Social Democrats, on Friday abandoned his plan to become the country's foreign minister, hoping to prevent his party from rejecting a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. The Social Democrats are putting the...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway. The House...
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