Government policy

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017 file photo, waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes by in Miami. In his first 10 months in office, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed a science officer, established a czar on climate change and pushed action against red tide and algae blooms. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 27, 2019 - 12:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — While President Donald Trump and his administration reject the urgency of the threat, leading Republicans in Florida and other states find themselves under political pressure to address the immediate impacts of climate change. These leaders are increasingly changing their...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 27, 2019 - 7:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares mostly rose Wednesday, spurred by optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China. Investors are meanwhile awaiting new U.S. home sales data, a key measure of inflation, and Washington’s latest quarterly estimate of economic growth. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.4% to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2008, file photo, South Korean citizens stand in rows to apply for a U.S. visa at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 1:21 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 26, 2019 - 8:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4% to 23,464.57 while the S&P ASX 200 climbed 0.7% to 6,833.20. South Korea’s...
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Mike Bloomberg speaks to the media, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 in Phoenix. Bloomberg, a late entrant in the already crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, was set Tuesday to file to run in Arizona's presidential primary. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 26, 2019 - 5:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the United States needs “an awful lot more immigrants rather than less.” On his second day campaigning for the Democratic nomination, the former New York City mayor contrasted his views on immigration with President Donald...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lam has refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters after a local election setback. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 26, 2019 - 12:39 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 3:45 a.m. Wednesday President Donald Trump says he stands with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House that is message is “We are with them." Trump cited his "very good...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lavrov cast the WADA's compliance review committee's proposal of a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for the same period on flying the Russian flag at major competitions as part of Western efforts to sideline Russia by accusing it of misconduct in various spheres. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 10:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world. “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation,”...
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November 25, 2019 - 9:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Commerce Ministry says the lead envoys in trade talks between China and the U.S. spoke on the phone and agreed to continue to work toward a preliminary agreement for resolving their tariff war. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a brief notice that Vice Premier Liu He...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)
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November 25, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is sketching an optimistic view of the economy but signaling that continued low inflation means higher interest rates won’t likely be necessary anytime soon. Powell says that even with unemployment near a 50-year low of 3.6%, there’s still “plenty of room” for...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to talk to reporters as the House Intelligence Committee holds public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Pelosi says there is clear evidence that President Donald Trump has used his office for his personal gain. She says doing that "undermined the national security of the United States." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 25, 2019 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Democratic lawmakers are “within range of a substantially improved” trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, but that they need to see progress made in negotiations put into writing by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for “...
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