Government and politics

An employee wrapped in a blanket talks to a police officer after she was evacuated at a FedEx distribution center where a package exploded, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Schertz, Texas. Authorities believe the package bomb is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 20, 2018 - 12:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Texas' attorney general says the package that exploded at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio was sent from Austin and was addressed to a home in Austin. Attorney General Ken Paxton also told...
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March 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Jan. 13 about an appeal filed by the leader of an Amish group, The Associated Press reported erroneously on what Samuel Mullet Sr. is seeking in his appeal. He wants his sentence overturned, not his conviction. A corrected version of the story is below: Amish leader...
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March 20, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's new book, "In the Shadow of Statues," reads like a memoir. But it also has elements of a political manifesto and a treatise on race in America — including reaction to his leadership in removing four Confederate-era monuments from the city...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves as he addresses the members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Erdogan has called on the United States to "show respect" and "walk with" its NATO ally, in new criticism of Washington over its engagement with Syrian Kurdish militia. Erdogan's comments on Tuesday were in reply to statements from the U.S. State Departments voicing concern over Turkey's cross border offensive in northwestern Syrian enclave of Afrin, which Turkish troops and allied Syrian forces captured from the Syrian militia on Sunday.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
March 20, 2018 - 11:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Syrian rescue workers say at least nine people have been killed in airstrikes targeting a camp for displaced people in north Syria. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says a camp outside the town...
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Relatives mourn holding a portrait of Gurcharan Singh, one of the 38 Indian workers whose bodies were found buried northwest of Mosul, in Jalal Usma village in the northern Indian state of Punjab, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Iraqi authorities have found the bodies of 38 Indian workers abducted when Islamic State militants overran the northern city of Mosul more than three years ago, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
March 20, 2018 - 11:40 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The dirt mound in the dry hills outside the village of Badush was known as a place where Islamic State fighters had buried some of their enemies after they overran much of northern Iraq nearly four years ago. But it was only when Iraqi authorities began digging last summer that the...
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March 20, 2018 - 11:39 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were seized in a mass abduction last month, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday. The group cited security sources...
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Deputies and federal agents converge on Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. The shooting left at least three people injured including the shooter. Authorities said the situation is "contained." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon )
March 20, 2018 - 11:37 am
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Maryland high school (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A sheriff says the shooter at a Maryland high school has died after a school resource officer fired at him. St. Mary's County Tim Cameron told a news conference Tuesday morning that the...
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March 20, 2018 - 11:13 am
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OKLAHOMA-YOUNG Freshman leaves Oklahoma for NBA NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma star freshman Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists this season, and many projections have him going early in the first round...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, toasts with Russian Paralympics Athletes who competed in the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Paralympics, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.(Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 11:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country's diplomats on Tuesday to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals. Putin said the Foreign Ministry should try to alter the key treaty underpinning anti-doping work worldwide. He said...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2013, file photo, a Facebook employee walks past a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The San Jose Mercury News reports Saturday, March 17, 2018 that building permits compiled by Buildzoom show Facebook plans to erect the 465,000 square-foot (43,200 square-meter) building at its campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 20, 2018 - 10:42 am
LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections. The request comes amid reports that a U.K.-based company...
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