President upsets Mexicans with plan to end long weekends

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has floated a strikingly unpopular proposal to end the practice of creating long weekends by moving national holidays around. ...

Impeachment takeaways: Trump's iron grip, McConnell delivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate appears virtually certain to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges as GOP lawmakers rail against what they say is a rushed process...

Trump, Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó to meet Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is getting a long-sought meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and another show of U.S. support for the Venezuelan people, the Whi...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan coaster clears up CCP myth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong tourist traveling in Taiwan last month took this photo of a coaster pointing out that the country has never been part of Communist China. The tourist took t...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2020. There are 330 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2...

Pelosi rips Trump speech. Right there on the podium

WASHINGTON (AP) — And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Pelosi ripped the paper it was prin...

The Latest: 2 members of 'The Squad' skipping Trump's speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Two prominent House Democratic freshmen are boycotting Presid...

Dragon Con co-founder reaches plea deal in hacking case

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A co-founder of Dragon Con has reached a plea deal in a case that accused him and three others, including a judge, of illegally accessing a Georgia courthouse computer networ...

Guinea's president going ahead with disputed referendum

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's president announced late Tuesday that he would go ahead with a contested plan to revise the West African country's constitution next month, a move that threatened to fu...

Click seeks quick success with Astros after replacing Luhnow

HOUSTON (AP) — James Click was introduced as the new general manager of the Houston Astros on Tuesday, joining a scandal-plagued team that scrambled to fill two major roles just before the start of sp...

Putin remains coy on his future political plans

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a nationwide vote on constitutional changes he proposed wouldn't be used to extend his current term in office, but remained tight-lippe...

Sri Lanka scraps Tamil national anthem at Independence Day

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new government declined to sing the national anthem in Tamil, the country's second national language, during the island's Independence Day celebrations Tuesday, a...

Woman's lawsuit seeks at least $15M from NAACP, former boss

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman who repeatedly told the national NAACP that her supervisor in the North Carolina conference had sexually harassed her is suing the national group and her former boss ...

Kosovo Parliament set to vote on new prime minister

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament convened on Monday to vote in a new prime minister after four months of talks between the country's two main parties. Albin Kurti, 44, was...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2020. There are 332 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, 1943...