The Supreme Court begins to receive a Spring snow fall, Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018 in Washington. Although the court is open for business today, the coming spring nor'easter caused the federal government to close its offices in the Washington area. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
March 21, 2018 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to make it harder for the federal government to use a section of tax law to convict someone of obstruction. The government had interpreted a section of the tax code to give it a broad ability to charge someone with obstructing or impeding the work...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Alex Cobb goes into his windup during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cobb, a free agent, and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized a four-year contract. The 30-year-old righty was 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 29 starts for Tampa Bay last season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb's comfort and familiarity with the AL East was the deciding factor in his decision to sign with the Baltimore Orioles. "They used the AL East and the success I've had in it to their advantage," the 30-year-old right-hander said Wednesday after finalizing a $57...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, July 7, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Kremlin said Trump called Putin to congratulate him on re-election, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke with Putin Tuesday March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 21, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's call to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, saying his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to April 3, more than a month earlier than scheduled. Attorneys for the Republican governor at a hearing Monday, March, 19, 2018 also asked for a bench trial. The circuit attorney's office opposes both notions. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has claimed to be the victim of a political witch hunt since the day a St. Louis grand jury accused him of taking a compromising photo of a woman during a sexual affair. So it's only logical that the Republican governor, facing trial in a heavily...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a woman points to two scars on her leg where two Guinea worms emerged, in Terekeka, South Sudan. South Sudan's health ministry says the country has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the debilitating affliction. (AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the painful affliction. "To us as South Sudanese, we feel we have contributed...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, New York candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon speaks during her first campaign stop after announcing she would challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination, at a church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In the already tense New York governor's primary race between the two-term incumbent and the openly gay "Sex and the City" star, there's one issue on which the two Democrats unquestionably share common ground and deep histories: gay rights. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In her first appearance as a New York gubernatorial candidate, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon hammered her Democratic opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the crumbling subway, the "cesspool" of corruption in state government and inequality across the state. But she couldn't...
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March 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A preliminary hearing for actress Rose McGowan on a drug possession charge in Virginia has been postponed until May 3. The hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The Washington Post reports that the hearing was postponed after two prosecution witnesses were unable to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is in a courtroom at the Ofer military prison near Jerusalem. Bassem Tamimi, Ahed's father, said Tuesday, March 20, 2018, he has visited his daughter and wife in jail for the first time since they were both arrested in December. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:54 pm
OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Palestinian teenage protester Ahed Tamimi (all times local): 8:50 p.m. An Israeli military court has sentenced Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking two soldiers after a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo, demonstrators raise their fists in the air during a student-led march against gun violence at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. In numbers not seen since the tumult of the 1960s, multitudes are taking part in a surge of political and social activism. Their ranks include high school students angered by gun violence, teachers fed up with low pay, and women energized by a range of grievances _ notably pervasive sexual harassment and the longtime dominance of men in political power. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 21, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Suddenly, America is on the march. Saturday's March for Our Lives, planned for Washington and hundreds of other locations, is just the most recent sign that an extraordinary number of Americans are taking to heart the old truism that democracy should not be a spectator sport. In numbers not seen...
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In this photo released on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a boy, who was injured by a mortar attack on a market in the Kashkol neighborhood, receiving treatment at a hospital, in Damascus, Syria. The death toll from a rebel mortar assault on a market in Damascus has risen to over 40, according to state media, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the capital since the start of the seven-year civil war. (SANA via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of armed rebels and civilians will begin evacuating a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, a rebel spokesman and Syrian government media reported Wednesday, in the first instance of fighters leaving the opposition stronghold east of the capital following a deal reached with the...
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