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US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 1, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of U.S. states are considering a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, as advocates argue testing products such as lotions, shampoos and makeup on rabbits, mice and rats is cruel and...

Trump curbs immigrants from 6 nations in election-year push

By COLLEEN LONG and NOMAAN MERCHANT | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration.Officials...

US bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

By KEN MORITSUGU and ZEKE MILLER | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations.President Donald Trump has...

Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

January 31, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said.Bliss Life magazine featured the Mustang Ranch Brothel and its workers...

FCC: At least 1 phone company broke law by sharing location

By MATT O'BRIEN | January 31, 2020

At least one U.S. phone company likely broke the law by sharing data that can pinpoint the location of smartphone users, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to Congress that one or more wireless companies...

Wary of irking China, Trump offers rosy take on virus threat


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump regaled a friendly New Jersey campaign crowd with his thoughts about with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border wall, local politics and much more.But he was conspicuously quiet Tuesday about...

Lawsuit: Kansas Highway Patrol targets out-of-state drivers

By ROXANA HEGEMAN | January 30, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ninety-three percent of the Kansas Highway Patrol's traffic stops in 2017 involved cars with out-of-state plates, according to a lawsuit challenging the practice as an infringement on motorists' constitutional rights.In an amended...

German government to help farmers with $1.1 billion

January 30, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Leaders of Germany's governing coalition agreed Thursday to provide 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over four years to help farmers as they adapt to new environmental regulations.The decision to provide the money for environmental programs...

Sheriff: Man stirs the pot by lighting joint in court

January 28, 2020

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court. A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom, authorities said.Spencer Alan...

Court hears request to proceed with Trump travel ban cases

By DENISE LAVOIE | January 28, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Tuesday as civil rights groups sought to allow legal challenges to President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries to move forward despite a 2018 U.S. Supreme...

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions


Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads.Hotels, airlines,...

New Zealand’s Ardern seeking reelection in Sept. 19 vote

By NICK PERRY | January 27, 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may be lauded around the world as a liberal icon but whether she can translate that into a reelection victory in September remains uncertain.Ardern on Tuesday announced the general elections...