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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his final State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder signed laws on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents vowed to challenge in court. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limitsRepublicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing laws protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule. Lawmakers are away until next week. The ball is in Trump’s court, both sides say.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions7-year-old Guatemalan girl appeared healthy to Border Patrol agents; hours later she was dead.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
CORRECTS NAME TO JOSEY VISNOVSKE, INSTEAD OF GEOSIE VISNOVSKI  Nick Williams, left, brother of Mike Williams, the man who was shot and killed by his best friend 18 years ago, Cheryl Williams, center, mother of Mike Williams, along side family friend Josey Visnovske, cry tears of joy for a the guilty verdicts in the trial against Denise Williams, Mike's former wife, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat via AP, Pool)
Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with convictionAfter spellbinding trial featuring tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury convicts a Florida woman of helping to mastermind the killing of her husband decades ago
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2013, file photo, an electric bus produced by China's BYD Co., is parked at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. The California Air Resources Board voted Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that the last dirty buses will phase out by 2040.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleetCalifornia is moving to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 14,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas.  When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get.  The Democratic congressman murmured "No decision. No decision on that," when pressed about launching a White House bid during a town hall Friday, Dec. 14 in his native El Paso.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Beto O'Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz growsWhen it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, Borey Ai poses for a photo at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco. Ai spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he'd turned his life around and he walked out of San Quentin in Nov. 2016 and into the waiting arms of federal immigration agents. In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old man Cambodian refugee facing deportation for killing and robbing a woman when he was 14 years old. The court offered no public explanation for its rejection on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 of Borey Ai's pardon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old man Cambodian refugee facing deportation for killing and robbing a woman when he was 14 years old
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump, center, raises his fist alongside first lady Melania Trump, left, and son Donald Trump, Jr., after dancing at the Liberty Ball following his inauguration in Washington. Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners made illegal contributions to its events. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Reports: Federal prosecutors probe Trump inaugural committeeFederal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners made illegal contributions to its events
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010, file photo, a natural gas line lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road after a massive explosion. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety recordsRegulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trialLawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path say they have learned that the FBI was intercepting his communications
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this undated file photo, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young answers questions about the disappearance of resident Kelsey Berreth, 29, while her mother, Cheryl Berreth, stands in the background during a news conference at City Hall in Woodland Park, Colo. Colorado police say they are searching the property of the missing woman's fiance. The search of Patrick Frazee's property began Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, about three weeks after the 29-year-old was last seen. Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)
Police want direct talk with missing Colorado woman's fianceAn official leading the search for a missing Colorado woman says her disappearance is suspicious and is urging the woman's fiance to speak directly with investigators
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this file photo from Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, firefighter Adrien Mahnke pauses while battling the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif. A report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death. The report released Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp Fire overtook three firefighters trying to set a backfire Nov. 8 to stop the blaze. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Report details firefighters' harrowing work in ParadiseA report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details the harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2009, file photo, ice fog envelops downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. Three Alaska groups on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, sued the Environmental Protection Agency for a fourth time, claiming the agency has not enforced federal clean air law around Fairbanks, Alaska's second largest city. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP, File)
Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in FairbanksThree Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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