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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018. Parties and Christmas cookies only soothe so much in the chilly Capitol after two years of President Donald Trump’s provocations, dramas like Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the elections that flipped the House majority to Democrats. Everyone wants to go home, yet both chambers were scheduled to be in session next week over hefty matters, including the budget and criminal sentencing reform. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2018 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own...
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Workers hang Serbian flags in the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 14, 2018 - 10:28 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Serbian state television says President Aleksandar Vucic has visited army troops as tensions soared over the formation of a new Kosovo army. The report says Vucic had lunch Friday with the troops at...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, greets European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. EU leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit which will center on the Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 14, 2018 - 9:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Romania's president is stressing how important it is for Romanians and other European Union citizens in the U.K. to have their rights respected after it leaves bloc. In a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels,...
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European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. EU leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit which will center on the Brexit negotiations. (Piroschka van de Wouw, Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 4:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Unlike the political chaos that has roiled Britain over Brexit, there has been no such squabbling among the 27 other European Union nations during the impending divorce. The two years of negotiations has shown a unity in the EU that many observers thought was not possible. Even...
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December 14, 2018 - 3:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse." Lawmakers approved the change late Thursday. The government had to act after Germany's highest court ruled last year that people must be allowed to...
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich sits for an interview with The Associated Press at the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Columbus. Kasich discussed his future upon departing office in January, including the possibility of a third presidential run. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 13, 2018 - 8:07 pm
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election...
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Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the supreme court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court unanimously ruled as unconstitutional President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections, a much-anticipated verdict Thursday that further embroils the Indian Ocean island nation in political crisis.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 13, 2018 - 7:38 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis. A seven-judge bench of...
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east leg of the pipeline near St. Ignace as Enbridge prepares to test the east and west sides of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, establishing a panel to oversee a hotly disputed tunnel that will house an oil pipeline beneath the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Snyder acted Wednesday, a day after the Republican-dominated Michigan Legislature gave the bill final approval. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 7:31 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration said Thursday it had wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. Snyder's office released a series of agreements with the Canadian pipeline company,...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 13, 2018 - 6:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:25 p.m. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to bring a clear plan for how the European Union should help her get the Brexit deal past her recalcitrant parliament. Juncker says that the...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has quickly unloaded Raytheon stock following a report that the recent purchase was made after he urged President Donald Trump to boost defense spending by billions of dollars. The Daily Beast first reported that a financial...
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