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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat, officials said on Sunday. Prime Minister...
HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in a southeast Texas county elected a black, Democratic woman as sheriff while choosing Republican Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, an unusual result in a year of partisan acrimony. Some voters in Jefferson County ended up crossing party lines to cast...
When a South Carolina congressman shouted "You lie!" during a speech by President Barack Obama in 2009, House members rebuked him for violating norms of civility. After this year's presidential campaign, the idea that people were once troubled by the outburst seems almost quaint...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into setting up his administration, an enormous undertaking that likely requires him to alter his hands-on management style and consider going outside his small, insular group of...
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil fuel industry and, more surprisingly, many major...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Saying he fears for the country's future, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made his frustrations and anger over Donald Trump's election very clearly known Friday night. "He is in charge of our country," Popovich said. "That's disgusting." Popovich spoke...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Spurred by fear and outrage, protesters around the country rallied and marched Friday as they have done daily since Donald Trump's presidential election victory. The spirited demonstrations on college campuses and along downtown streets were mostly peaceful...
NEW YORK (AP) — Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Donald Trump now that he's president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump Tower — a tourist attraction normally open to the public —...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Donald Trump says the thousands of men and women taking to the streets to protest his election are "professional protesters incited by the media." But who are they really? The answer varies from state to state. The crowds include high school students,...