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16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

By Emery P. Dalesio | Feb 19
California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

French Judge Refuses To Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

French Judge Refuses To Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

By Samuel Petrequin | Feb 18
A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal.

Return to Sender: High Court to Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

Return to Sender: High Court to Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

By Jessica Gresko | Feb 18
Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Spins Fiction about Diversity Visas

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Spins Fiction about Diversity Visas

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Feb 18
President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction.

Fentanyl Deaths from 'Mexican Oxy' Pills Hit Arizona Hard

Fentanyl Deaths from 'Mexican Oxy' Pills Hit Arizona Hard

By Anita Snow | Feb 16
Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest.

Feds Tell Alfonso Ribeiro He Can't Copyright 'Carlton' Moves

Feds Tell Alfonso Ribeiro He Can't Copyright 'Carlton' Moves

Feb 15
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over.

Trump Will Sign Border Deal; but Will Declare Emergency

Trump Will Sign Border Deal; but Will Declare Emergency

By Alam Fram, Catherine Lucey, and Andrew Taylor | Feb 15
Another shutdown has been averted, but a new confrontation has been ignited: President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary.

Immigration Spending Pact Has More Than A Border Wall

Immigration Spending Pact Has More Than A Border Wall

By Elliot Spagat and Colleen Long | Feb 15
A compromise on border and immigration enforcement cleared Congress on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall.

EPA Sets Toxins Response Plan Amid Criticism from Lawmakers

EPA Sets Toxins Response Plan Amid Criticism from Lawmakers

By Ellen Knickmeyer and John Flesher | Feb 14
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid complaints from members of Congress and environmentalists that it's not moved aggressively enough to regulate them.

McConnell Wields Green New Deal As Bludgeon Against Dems

McConnell Wields Green New Deal As Bludgeon Against Dems

By Matthew Daly | Feb 13
The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats into a political bind.

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