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  • A look at the group suing Trump over business conflicts

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:37:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit Monday in New York alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. A brief look at what the group is and what it does.

  • Fate of Polish WWII museum unclear amid battle over history

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:27:45 GMT

    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — It was supposed to be the first museum in the world to tell the story of World War II in its entirety by focusing on all the nations caught up in that global conflict. But it has fallen foul of changing political priorities in its Polish home, and as it opened its doors for the first time Monday, it's facing an uncertain future.

  • Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:26:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.

  • Teen suspect in school shooting to remain in custody

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:26:04 GMT

    URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy charged in a school shooting that injured two students will remain in custody at a juvenile detention center for now.

  • Parents accused of starving teen daughter plead not guilty

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:25:12 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man and woman accused of starving and torturing their 16-year-old daughter have pleaded not guilty in her October death.

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  • Is It Illegal to Buy a Gun for Someone Else?

    2017-01-23T13:58:21Z

    Short answer: it depends. Generally, secretly purchasing a gun on someone else's behalf from a gun dealer, called a straw purchase, is illegal. If the end recipient is not disclosed to the gun dealer/seller, they cannot run the background check for the actual purchaser/owner. However, it is possible to......

  • Can You Make a Child Custody Agreement out of Court?

    2017-01-20T22:57:50Z

    When parents divorce or separate, child custody is often the most hotly contested issue. However, child custody does not have to be determined by a judge. If the parents can work out a custody agreement on their own, courts generally will make the agreements part of a larger divorce......

  • Penalty for Running From the Police

    2017-01-20T21:04:19Z

    The police power to detain and arrest suspects is fairly broad, with a few general limitations. If police officers have a reasonable suspicion that you've committed a crime, they may attempt to arrest you, and evading that arrest may be a crime in and of itself. Depending on the circumstances......

  • Johnny Depp Seeking $25M From Former Business Managers for Mismanagement

    2017-01-20T20:00:59Z

    A recent lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against his former business managers and attorneys is seeking over $25 million. The company asserts that the actor's spending is to blame, while Mr. Depp asserts the real problem was gross mismanagement of his business, finances, and personal assets by his managers.......

  • Tips for Divorcing Late in Life

    2017-01-20T19:05:25Z

    Being married for a few decades may make it tougher to leave your spouse. (Or, it might have finally convinced you that you're just not right for each other.) Divorce is far from a young person's game, and older people seeking divorce may face some legal dilemmas their younger counterparts......

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  • A look at the group suing Trump over business conflicts

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:37:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit Monday in New York alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. A brief look at what the group is and what it does.

  • Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:43:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law.

  • On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

    Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:57:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet.

  • On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:34:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet choices.

  • Trump signs first bill and actions as president

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:32:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday quickly claimed the mantle of the White House, signing legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his Cabinet choices.

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  • Romanian president calls for referendum on prisoner pardons

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:33:03 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has called for a referendum on a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners, which critics say could weaken the anti-corruption fight.

  • UN, Nordic groups meet at Finland humanitarian aid to Syria

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:32:58 GMT

    HELSINKI (AP) — As talks between the Syrian government and rebel factions continue in Kazakhstan, Nordic and United Nations aid groups are meeting in Finland to discuss the plight of civilians in the war that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced half the country's population.

  • Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:27:37 GMT

    BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules.

  • Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:26:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.

  • Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweet

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:24:49 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.