Government and politics

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, a man works on a commercial fishing boats docked at Pier 38 in Honolulu. The sponsor of a Hawaii bill seeking to change the way commercial licenses are granted to foreign fishermen says the bill is in danger of dying after fishing industry representatives told lawmakers the bill could wreck the industry. The bill would restrict commercial fishing licenses to people who are legally allowed to enter the U.S. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
March 01, 2017 - 9:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii bill that sought to change the way commercial fishing licenses are granted died after industry representatives told lawmakers it would wreck the business. The bill sought more oversight of the fishing industry, but that's the role of the federal government, not the state,...
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Carryn Owens, widow of widow of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, is applauded on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as she was acknowledged by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 01, 2017 - 8:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The televised moment moved a nation: A grief-stricken widow clasping her hands and looking skyward, tears streaming down her face as the nation's lawmakers and president delivered a deafening standing ovation in honor of her fallen husband. President Donald Trump's tribute to Navy...
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March 01, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WALL STREET Surge carries Dow above 21,000 NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Wednesday's gain was the biggest for the blue-chip index since November. Energy companies...
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Carryn Owens, widow of widow of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, is applauded on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as she was acknowledged by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 01, 2017 - 6:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The televised moment moved a nation: A grief-stricken widow clasping her hands and looking skyward, tears streaming down her face as the nation's lawmakers and president delivered a deafening standing ovation in honor of her fallen husband. President Donald Trump's tribute to fallen...
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March 01, 2017 - 6:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into Baylor University and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. The Texas Rangers confirmed Wednesday they are working with the McLennan County prosecutor's office to "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo visitors walk past Angels Flight Railway in Los Angeles. The tiny funicular that hauled people 298 feet up and down the city's steep Bunker Hill was shut down in 2013 after a series of safety problems. At a news conference Wednesday, March 1, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said those issues are being resolved and the railroad's antique wooden cars should be back in service by Labor Day. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
March 01, 2017 - 6:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angels Flight, LA's beloved little railroad, had its cameo in the hit musical "La La Land" and now it's almost ready for its close-up. The narrow-gauge railroad that for more than a century hauled people 298 feet up and down the city's steep Bunker Hill was shut down in 2013...
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Warsaw residents attend state ceremonies in honor of clandestine anti-communist fighters of the post-World War II era in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Poland's Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during the war, continued their struggle after 1945 against the communist regime imposed on Poland then. Many were arrested and killed by the communist regime. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 01, 2017 - 2:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland owes its freedom to the anti-communist fighters who did not lay down arms after World War II, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz spoke at ceremonies honoring underground Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during...
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March 01, 2017 - 2:40 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior European Union official is criticizing new Russian legislation decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence and urging Moscow to reverse it. In January, Russia's parliament gave final approval to the bill eliminating criminal liability for battery on family members that...
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Afghan security forces respond to a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A pair of suicide bombings, both claimed by the Taliban, struck the Afghan capital, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 01, 2017 - 1:03 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings and an hours-long shootout with Afghan security forces left at least 16 people dead and over 100 wounded in Kabul on Wednesday — a stark reminder of the militants' ability to stage large-scale and complex attacks in the country's...
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March 01, 2017 - 1:00 pm
TRUMP-DEMOCRATS Pelosi says Trump speech was 'bait and switch' WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's first speech to Congress a "bait-and-switch" speech, with little legislation from the White House to match the president's stated goals. "All we have...
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