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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to …
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior police official said Friday that authorities were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people."We are investigating to find those responsible. We have not mentioned any …
NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its longtime rival for an attack on paramilitary soldiers last week that left 40 dead.Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari says India will harness …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election.GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight …
ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday.But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30-year reign to making amends for a war fought in his father's name, while adapting the 1,500-year-old monarchy to draw the Imperial Family closer to the public.Whether kneeling beside Empress Michiko to speak intimately with disaster …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be at stake.Much of this worry is linked to …
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting his refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 21,402.57 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 6,165.00. South …
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate will weigh a request that would force the U.S. government to disclose details about more than 1,400 private entities including hospitals and universities that have received access to parts of the government's terrorist watchlist.The Council on …
Today in HistoryToday is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019. There are 312 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Feb. 22, 1997, scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly." (Dolly, however, was later put down …
HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house.Jorge Luis Leon used the …
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.At least 43 people have been slain in Venezuela since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last …
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):8:15 p.m.Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed investigators' findings about the alleged attack on …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.The two-page National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday doesn't explain why the …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California judge rules twin son of gay couple is US citizen after government had only granted status to brother.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who drove a stolen car into lunchtime crowds in downtown Melbourne and killed six people was sentenced to life imprisonment Friday in what the judge described as "one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australian history."James Gargasoulas, 29, showed …
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse. He was 62.The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. …
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony. Burwell was speaking about …

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