Government and politics

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, with the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on Cortlandt St. after the terrorist attacks. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, Rupa Bhattacharyya, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master, announced that the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent because the fund is running out of money. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 15, 2019 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation"...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. Lawyers for eight immigrant families separated under Trump administration policy filed claims Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, against the U.S. government demanding $6 million each in damages for what they describe as lasting trauma. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 11, 2019 - 6:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Eight immigrant families demanded millions of dollars in damages Monday from the Trump administration for separating them, including a Guatemalan woman who alleged an officer said her 5-year-old son would be taken and then taunted, "Happy Mother's Day." In claims filed with the U.S...
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FILE- This Oct. 5, 2012, file photo, shows a Kia optima's steering wheel inside of a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill. Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from previous recall repairs due to engine failures. Kia is only doing the fix on 68,000 of its 618,000 vehicles. The fuel injector pipe recall covers some 2011 through 2014 Optima cars, 2012 through 2014 Sorrento SUVs, and 2011 through 2013 Sportage SUVs, all with 2-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 16, 2019 - 4:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures. The affiliated Korean automakers have...
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FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2015, file photo the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington. The prolonged government shutdown couldn’t come at a worse time for the Internal Revenue Service. The tax filing season is opening soon. And for taxpayers, payments for those who owe Uncle Sam likely will still be due April 15, but people due refunds could see a delay if the partial shutdown persists. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers who are owed refunds will be paid on time, despite the government shutdown that has closed many federal agencies, a Trump administration official said Monday as concern mounted over the risk that the payments could be delayed. The acting director of the White House...
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January 06, 2019 - 7:56 pm
The world's largest airborne observatory was supposed to be parked in Seattle this week, so thousands of scientists attending the "Super Bowl of Astronomy" could behold this marvel: a Boeing 747 with a massive telescope protruding from the back used to study the fundamental mysteries of the...
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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows the exterior of a Marriott hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. Marriott says that fewer guest records were involved in a previously announced data breach than it initially disclosed. The lodging company said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that it now believes that the number of potentially involved guests is lower than the 500 million originally estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 04, 2019 - 10:11 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed. The compromise of those passport numbers has...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:45 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company and a police escort delivered dozens of doughnuts to the city police department Wednesday afternoon. Officer...
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A woman passes an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in subdued New Year’s Eve trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3 percent while the Sensex in India added 0.3 percent. Australian’s benchmark edged lower. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 31, 2018 - 7:51 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Monday on the last day of a volatile year, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected to resolve trade friction with China after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the CAC 40 of France rose 1.1 percent to 4,730.69,...
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FILE - In a Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., stands at left as Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks during a news conference about an immigration bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on Monday released their 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Some of the 18 chosen from public submissions include "in the books," "grapple," "optics," and "OTUS family of acronyms" such as POTUS for the President of the United States. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 30, 2018 - 11:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — No collusion! (Or at least a lot less of it.) That's according to a Michigan school's latest "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." The politically charged term at the center of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, U.S. immigration authorities said. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
December 25, 2018 - 11:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered medical checks on every child in its custody Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security...
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