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Different president, same old government shutdown threats

Many of the players have changed in Congress and the White House, but the same gridlock and partisan brinksmanship of the past eight years have lawmakers scrambling to avoid a...

Judge expects to allow California high-speed rail funding

A group challenging California's bullet train will have a last chance to convince a judge who is unlikely to side with them and block the project....

Who speaks for Islam and reform? Debate heats up in Egypt

Egypt's government and its most prominent Muslim institution, Al-Azhar, in blistering fight over who speaks for Islam....

Boy who crossed Into US illegally now a lieutenant colonel

Lt. Col. Roberto Gomez Jr. unknowingly set forth on a path to become a high-ranking Army official in southern New Mexico when he waded across the Rio Grande almost four decades...

Arizona firefighters call for expansion of health-care coverage

Arizona firefighters gathered outside the state Capitol on Tuesday to call for an expansion of health-care coverage to treat conditions that could arise later in life....

Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

Venezuela is threatening to quit the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks...

State audit stirs challengers in Detroit’s clerk race

Janice Winfrey might be facing a tough re-election campaign for Detroit clerk as well-known opponents are emerging...

Lawmakers flush out compromise on Fraser sinkhole repair money

Funding had been stalled over differences between House and Senate. $3 million will come from leftover road funds...

Republicans in Congress push for religious liberty executive order

Dozens of Republican lawmakers are asking President Trump to reverse Obama-era protections for gays and lesbians in order to make good on a campaign promise to protect religious...

Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of...

14 file for Detroit’s race for mayor, 9 for clerk

At the close of the Tuesday filing deadline for the 2017 election there were 14 candidates for mayor, 9 for city clerk...

Rauner technology chief says $208K buys valuable aid

Gov. Bruce Rauner's technology chief told a House committee Tuesday that spending $208,000 with an executive-assistance firm during a budget crisis is justified because it provides...

The Latest: Soda-tax backers outspend beverage industry

Proponents of a proposed tax on sugary sodas in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are raising and spending more in contributions than opponents in efforts to sway the outcome of a city ballot...

Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' act

Mexico's foreign relations secretary calls U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall not only a "bad idea" but an "unfriendly, hostile" act....

Denver police chief says more ICE agents on the streets, but his officers won’t do their work for them

Denver Police Chief Robert White said Tuesday that federal immigration agents have become “more assertive” since the Trump administration took office and that more ICE agents have...

Civil right panel wants high court to hear EM law suit

A panel plans to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge of the emergency manager law...

Michael Mena wins runoff race for Coral Gables commission seat

Mena, an attorney with Akerman, will serve the remaining two years in the Group 5 seat that Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick vacated....

The Latest: Deliberations to resume over shooting near NAU

Deliberations are expected to resume Wednesday in the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged with murder and aggravated assault....

Transportation tax hike proposal reaches end of the road in Colorado

A bipartisan measure backed by Colorado’s top lawmakers to seek a sales tax hike for transportation reached the end of the road Tuesday....

The Latest: DOJ says it will still enforce immigration law

The Trump administration says a federal court ruling blocking its order cutting off funding to sanctuary cities does not stop it from enforcing immigration law....