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German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:59am

Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:57am

It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington.

Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects AU intervention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:50am

The party behind the declared winner of Congo's presidential election is rejecting the African Union's surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid "serious doubts" about the vote.

The Latest: Mexico to investigate pipeline explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:53am

The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):

The Latest: UK reassures Romania about post-Brexit rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:49am

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):

Spanish police arrest 7 after Uber, Cabify cars attacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:44am

Police in Barcelona say they have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers.

Private guards in Kenya to carry guns after extremist attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 3:30am

Kenya plans to allow many more private security guards around the country to carry firearms following a deadly attack by Islamic extremists in Nairobi.

UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 2:18am

Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still won't meet with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Wild week over Brexit leaves British politics in crisis mode

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:55am

Britain's Parliament is crumbling — shored up by scaffolding, patched by endless repairs. And after a week of upheaval over Brexit in the House of Commons and angry exchanges on the streets outside, Britain's democratic system is looking a bit shaky, too.

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

Michael R. Blood and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:14am

A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign.

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:33pm

Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.

Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:07pm

After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:43pm

Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.

George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:37pm

Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown.

Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:50pm

A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash a "troll storm" on a Montana woman.

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:32pm

Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply.

UN organizing national conference in Libya in coming weeks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:30pm

The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in l.ibya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured north African nation and spell out the path to elections, the U.N. envoy said Friday.

Special counsel's office disputes accuracy of news report saying Trump told former lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:48pm

Special counsel's office disputes accuracy of news report saying Trump told former lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress.

The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:53pm

The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local):

No rehearing for Louisiana abortion law

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:24pm

A divided federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision upholding Louisiana's law requiring that abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, despite a dissenting judge's insistence that the decision is in "clear conflict" with a Supreme Court decision striking down a similar Texas law.