Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil

SAO GONCALO, Brazil (AP) — Fearing for his safety amid rising crime in Latin America's largest nation, Paulo Alberto joined a gun club three years ago and learned to shoot. But he says Brazil's tight ...

With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since t...

The Latest: Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local): 3:00 p.m. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's largest trade union said poli...

Scholar urges Taiwan to remain composed in facing China’s two-prong strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scholar urged Taiwan to remain unfazed by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposal of "one country, two systems" as Xi’s remark was prompted by the ...

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy deal for southern region

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest. The vote on Mo...

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is leaving open the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimo...

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its ef...

The Latest: Trump's offer seems to face hard sell in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The Senate's majority leader says he'll take action this coming week on...

Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing ...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2019. There are 345 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 20...

The Latest: Trump's plan trades protection for immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he ...

Number of 2020 bids by women buoys gender equality advocates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020. For many activists, tha...

Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mue...

Trump plans 'major announcement' on border, longest shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall con...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2019. There are 346 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, ...