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WASHINGTON | Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are preparing to take a defiant stance against President Donald Trump‘s national emergency declaration seeking to fund his Southwest border wall without congressional approval. A resolution to block Trump’s emergency declaration is expected to be filed on Friday, and the measure will put some House Republicans from swing districts and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for the State Department’s announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

WASHINGTON | Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers. Though the effort seems almost certain to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

WASHINGTON | High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state of West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against a retired U.S. marshal when it excluded him from a more generous tax break given to former state law enforcement officers. West Virginia law exempts state law enforcement retirees, including former policemen and firefighters, from paying income tax … Continue reading WASHINGTON | High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

WASHINGTON | AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The plan was crafted in the chaotic days after Comey … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

WASHINGTON | Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

WASHINGTON —January 28, 2019— President Donald Trump  doubts negotiators will strike the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

HAVANA | Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

HAVANA  —January 28, 2019—  A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba’s capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. Power was cut to many areas and President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday … Continue reading HAVANA | Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

DEERFIELD, Ill | Caterpillar swings to 4Q profit, but still falls short

DEERFIELD, Ill. —January 28, 2019—  Caterpillar returned to profitability in the fourth quarter, but sales have begun to slow in China and earnings failed to measure up to expectations on Wall Street. Shares tumbled 6 percent before the opening bell, weighing heavily on the Dow Jones industrial average. It’s a meager start to what will … Continue reading DEERFIELD, Ill | Caterpillar swings to 4Q profit, but still falls short