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Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union

By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous ...

The banality of evil, 2019

WASHINGTON — C.S. Lewis was only partly right when he wrote: "The greatest evil ... is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need ...

With Foxconn, Americans get snookered again

At the White House celebration of a planned new factory in Wisconsin — “the size of three Pentagons” — the Great Negotiator was all smiles. That would be Terry Gou, CEO of the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn. The guy standing next to him was Donald Trump. The president said that ...

International

UK official signs order to extradite tycoon Mallya to India LONDON (AP) — A British official has signed an order that paves the way for tycoon Vijay Mallya's extradition to India to face financial fraud allegations. The government office that oversees immigration and other issues said ...

National

1 dead after explosion rocks strip mall in New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One person was found dead Monday after an explosion in an alley behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said. The cause of the blast was not immediately known. Businesses in the west side mall ...

Minnesota

Man accused of killing wife allegedly out of mercy WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — A man charged with sexually assaulting children on a school bus is now charged with killing his wife in a St. Paul suburb. Authorities went to Harvey Kneifl's apartment at a senior living facility in Woodbury ...

People in the News

Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance since surgery WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White ...

EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and BARRY HATTON Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and ...

4 activists arrested in oil pipeline shutdown attempt

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Four climate-change activists from the Catholic Worker movement were arrested Monday in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesota. The four broke into a fenced area southeast of Grand Rapids that contains shut-off valves for three ...

Minnesota officials, groups prepare for 2020 Census

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials, local governments and nonprofits are coordinating efforts to count every resident in the state for the 2020 Census. State demographer Susan Brower told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that ensuring an accurate tally on April 1, 2020, is "a tremendous ...

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots' competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football's annual spectacle in a ...

Neighbors: Plane ‘sounded like a missile’ as it broke apart

By AMY TAXIN Associated Press YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A small plane shook homes and "sounded like a missile" as it broke apart and rained chunks of metal into a Southern California neighborhood, igniting a house fire that killed four people, witnesses said Monday. The pilot, a retired ...

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. Inaugural committee spokeswoman Kristin ...

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But ...

Virginia scandal could push newcomer into office

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lingering doubts over Gov. Ralph Northam's political future after the publication of a racist yearbook photo could propel an African-American political newcomer into the governor's mansion. If Northam stepped down, Justin ...

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge

Within GOP By ZEKE MILLER and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election ...

Pope Francis to hold historic Mass on Arabian Peninsula

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis will turn his attention Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concludes his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula. A day after making a broad appeal for ...

Lawsuit: Power failure at federal jail a humanitarian crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The Federal ...

Other Editors

New law supports first responders Most of us have probably often wondered how first responders deal with the stress they routinely encounter in their jobs. Their work life, while often rewarding, can at any moment become frustrating, gruesome and sad. Dealing with loss of life, violent ...

Howard Schultz for what?

WASHINGTON — Does retired Starbucks coffee impresario founder Howard Schultz really believe the country is ready for another billionaire business tycoon for president, when it already is overdosed on Donald Trump? Asking this question certainly does not suggest Schultz is in any way the ...