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At Trump’s India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 22, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans.The rally...

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.The billionaire former...

San Diego sheriff agrees to share immigration information

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | February 21, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information,...

Man guilty of killing 2 who tried to stop his slurs on train

February 21, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured...

Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and JONATHAN J. COOPER | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line...

For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions

By ROBERT JABLON | February 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community.Ethos Capital has offered...

Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

By GENE JOHNSON | February 21, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.The company's announcement came one week after The Associated...

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their...

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals.Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos...

Venezuela’s Maduro taps DC firm to fight US sanctions

By JOSHUA GOODMAN | February 21, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused...

Bright lights, big stakes for Democrats in Nevada

By STEVE PEOPLES, MICHELLE L. PRICE, and JONATHAN J. COOPER | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight.Seven casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip stand among 200...

Trump not a ‘Parasite’ fan, praises ‘Gone with the Wind’

February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of Oscar winner “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs,...