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Trump's rollback of US water protections nears completion

Trump's rollback of US water protections nears completion

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration was expected to announce completion as soon as Thursday of one of its most momentous environmental rollbacks, removing federal protections for millions of miles of the country’s streams, arroyos and wetlands.

1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

SEATTLE — Multiple people opened fire outside a McDonald's in the busiest part of downtown Seattle during the evening commute Wednesday, killing one person and wounding seven others, police said.
AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

WASHINGTON — Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a poll from The Associat
Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

TUCSON, Ariz. — A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona. U.S. District Court Judge David C.
Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

TOKYO — Japan logged a deficit for a second straight year last year as its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China amid a tariff war with the U.S. Government data released Thursday showed Japan's exports fell 5.6% in 2019, to 76.
Protest messages shared in Hong Kong Lunar New Year packets

Protest messages shared in Hong Kong Lunar New Year packets

Hong Kong's anti-government protests are putting a new spin on a Lunar New Year tradition. Every year, adults hand out red packets stuffed with cash to children and young, single adults.
Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore.

Vigilante group in Mexico presents armed troop of children

MEXICO CITY — A vigilante group in southern Mexico publicly displayed a troop of 19 armed, masked children Wednesday who have been recruited to act as “community police”.
Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents.

NewsAlert: First case of the coronavirus confirmed in Hong Kong

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities announces the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in Hong Kong. More to come. The Associated Press