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FILE - This May 8, 2014 file photo shows Emirates passenger planes at Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates. The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the ban beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, affects airports in 10 cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 21, 2017 - 9:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local): 4 p.m. A former Jordanian aviation security official says...
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March 21, 2017 - 7:01 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. Borge Brende says South Sudan is "one of the world's biggest...
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March 21, 2017 - 4:50 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators on Day Two of his confirmation hearing. Frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns...
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March 21, 2017 - 12:59 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL NEW: GOP leaders propose health bill changes to help older people WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people, curbing Medicaid and accelerating the repeal of...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — FBI agents have met with leaders of an Iowa mosque about a threatening note it received in the mail. Dr. Samir Shams, the president of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, says he found the handwritten note Sunday morning. It said Muslims were a "vile" people and that President...
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March 20, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. For now it's putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration has released a list of 206 cases of...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Derrick Stafford, one of two deputies charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old autistic boy, breaks for lunch at the Avoyelles Parish courthouse during jury selection for his trial in Marksville, La. Stafford’s trial is scheduled to begin Monday, March 20, in Marksville after a weeklong process of selecting 12 jurors and two alternates to hear the case. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 20, 2017 - 2:58 pm
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A trial for a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old autistic boy's shooting opened Monday with jurors hearing vastly different portrayals of the child's father and his role in the deadly confrontation. A prosecutor told jurors that Derrick...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 20, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is criticizing Democrats, complaining that they didn't ask former President Bill Clinton's Supreme Court nominees about a sexual harassment...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, shakes hands with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, March 20, 2017. Duterte arrived in Naypyitaw on Sunday at the invitation of Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw for an official visit to the Southeast Asian country. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
March 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd couple than tempestuous Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his cerebral de facto Myanmar counterpart, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who met Monday in...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, March 16, 2017 piles of life jackets used by refugees and migrants lie at a dump in Molyvos village, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. The waters off northern Lesbos once resounded to the shrieks of the drowning, the whine of outboard motors as refugees struggled to reach Europe alive, and the thudding of rescue helicopter engines. A million people crossed the straits between Turkey and Greece’s eastern Aegean islands in the year before March 20, 2016, and hundreds drowned. About half of those who made it landed on this island. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 20, 2017 - 8:37 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The European Union is praising its migrant agreement with Turkey, one year after the deal officially entered force. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Monday that "the EU-Turkey statement was a game...
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