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Trump despises the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; why doesn’t he change it?

President Trump regularly rails against the San Francisco-headquartered 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, yet he has not taken an opportunity reshape the nation’s largest and arguably most liberal appeals court. … Click to Continue »

UK leaders discuss fallout of state contractor's collapse

U.K. leaders are discussing the fallout from the collapse of construction and outsourcing firm Carillion amid criticism of the government's role in its downfall. The government's emergency planning committee, Cobra, … Click to Continue »

The Latest: France's Macron visits migrant center

The Latest on the French president's visit to Calais (all times local): 10:50 a.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting a migrant center in northern France as he prepares to … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Leading Serb politician in Kosovo shot to death

The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has … Click to Continue »

Germany: new asylum seekers drop to 186,000 in 2017

The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. The figure of 186,644 given by the Interior Ministry on … Click to Continue »

EU chief urges Britain to change its mind over Brexit

European Union chief Donald Tusk is urging Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year and says the EU would welcome the country back. Tusk said Tuesday … Click to Continue »

Malaysia's Najib criticizes Singapore ties under Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country's relationship with neighboring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his closest rival in upcoming elections. "We believe in good relations … Click to Continue »

Reports: Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot

Serbian media are reporting that a leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot. There was no immediate confirmation by the police in Kosovo of the reported … Click to Continue »

France's Macron in Calais on foray into migrant dilemma

President Emmanuel Macron is making a foray into the symbolic heart of France's migrant problem with a visit Tuesday to the port city of Calais, where hundreds of people hide … Click to Continue »

Council set for second vote on Nashville transit plan

Nashville officials are expected to vote on holding a public referendum on Mayor Megan Barry's $5.4 billion proposal to build an extensive transit system. The Tennessean reports the vote set … Click to Continue »

Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections

Russia's main independent polling agency says it has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions. Levada Center was listed as a foreign agent … Click to Continue »

Israel reopens Gaza crossing after Hamas tunnel destroyed

The Israeli military says it has reopened a key border crossing with the Gaza Strip after destroying a tunnel built under it by the Hamas militant group Tuesday's opening restores … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers eye school security measures

House lawmakers are set to vote this week on a bill aimed at protecting Delaware school students and teachers from shootings. The bill to be voted on Tuesday requires all … Click to Continue »

Arizona group again helping immigrants renew DACA status

An Arizona immigrant rights group will resume providing counseling and financial assistance to people who need to renew their status under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A … Click to Continue »

Phoenix police identify 2 killed in wreck

Phoenix police have released the identities of two people killed when their car was broadsided by a driver who may have been impaired. Detective Marianne Ramirez says in a Monday … Click to Continue »

Kauai officials mull bus stop rules to prevent overnight use

Kauai County officials are considering new rules at bus stops because people have been using them as an overnight shelter. The Garden Island reports that a public hearing on the … Click to Continue »

Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option

Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon … Click to Continue »

New US Embassy denigrated by Trump set to open in London

The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, … Click to Continue »

Budget rebound gives governor, lawmakers more options

Criminal justice initiatives and state spending increases for public education, law enforcement, Medicaid and economic development are at the top of the agenda as lawmakers gather Tuesday for a 30-day … Click to Continue »

Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes first visit

Moshe Holtzberg, a young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the 2008 terror attack, returned to that city for the first time Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

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