Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 2, the 61st day of 2017. There are 304 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 2,...

Asia stocks advance ahead of Trump speech, China congress

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after another strong finish on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Congress. KEEP...

Egypt's parliament expels lawmaker who had criticized it

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has expelled a lawmaker who spoke out against alleged corruption and criticized the body for its handling of human rights issues. The legislature, whi...

Insular Hasidic village seeks to expand, riling neighbors

KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) — A quickly crowding Hasidic Jewish village in upstate New York that is working to expand its boundaries faces opposition from neighbors who fear more urban-style development by...

EU member states back visa liberalization for Georgia

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union member states have backed a proposal to allow Georgian citizens into Europe's passport-free area without visas for short stays. The 28 member states on...

Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker wants to remove the names of Arkansas' most famous Democrats from Little Rock's airport. Sen. Jason Rapert says pilots have compl...

New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he ...

At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Tru...

Conservative North Carolina laws spur NAACP call for boycott

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An economic boycott by the NAACP is the latest fallout over North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill and other conservative policies. The civil rights organizati...

AP Explains: Why does Democratic Party chair race matter?

ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Lea...

Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain — partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence. ...

China names new officials to key economic posts

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has replaced the commerce minister and the head of its top economic planning body as part of a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the national legislature's ann...

Trump puts moderate GOP governors in awkward spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation's governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republicans hold 33 governorships, compared with just...

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor Thursday after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership ro...

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered op...