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The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local):8 p.m.Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s...

California governor makes homelessness top issue in 2020

By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON | February 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation's most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity.Governorstypically...

Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | February 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday.The...

Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

By MICHAEL BIESECKER | February 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president’s wealthy friends and political allies.In at least some cases,...

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate

By RACHEL LA CORTE | February 19, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakersintroduced bills Wednesday,at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on...

North Dakota regulators OK expanded Dakota Access pipeline

By JAMES MacPHERSON | February 19, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements.The 3-0 vote by the all-Republican Public...

Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

By MIKE CORDER | February 19, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide.As tractors poured into the city, the Dutch military parked...

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

By JILL LAWLESS | February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care.That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in...

President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

By JILL COLVIN, ZEKE MILLER, and MICHAEL TARM | February 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.Those...

UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January, official figures showed Wednesday, undermining the case for the central bank to cut interest rates as it had been expected to do.The annual inflation rate rose to 1.8% from...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico’s leader

February 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator...

11 big and not-so-big names granted clemency by Trump

By The Associated Press | February 18, 2020

Some were big names who grabbed national headlines while others were lesser known but also faced serious charges and prison. A look at who was granted clemency Tuesday by President Donald Trump and an overview of their criminal cases:PARDONSEdward DeBartolo,...