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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has achieved an important political victory with the Senate passing personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade.The Senate on Thursday endorsed the tax cuts 37 votes to 33. The government …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video …
LONDON (AP) — The British government saw its flagship Brexit legislation pass through Parliament on Wednesday, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union.The EU Withdrawal Bill was approved after Prime Minister Theresa …
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant with a young American family in New York has won an emergency stay that temporarily prevents his deportation.The Legal Aid Society said Wednesday a federal judge also ordered Xiu Qing You (show-ching-YOU') to be released from an Immigration and Customs …
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head.Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for Kansas …
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers.The live animals recovered in the stings included …
TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on …
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms.The happy scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on …
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.Niurka Lopez of Michigan said Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy made …
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating.The 911 …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge said Wednesday that he was not convinced California enacted protections for immigrants in the country illegally in an effort to interfere with federal immigration enforcement — potentially undercutting a key argument by the Trump administration …
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.Parveg Ahmed entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Queens resident faces up to 20 years in prison.According to a criminal …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's true, Pete Davidson says: He and Ariana Grande are engaged.The "Saturday Night Live" cast member confirmed their rumored engagement to Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "Tonight Show."Fallon put Davidson on the spot Wednesday, telling him he didn't have to get engaged to the pop …
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived Thursday at the country's largest public hospital as she prepared to give birth to her first child.Her pregnancy has been followed around the world, with many hoping the 37-year-old will become a role model …
PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday.The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.It was a …
LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year?A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks …
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so .Throughout American history, …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska's largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday.The hiker, Michael Soltis, had been missing for two days before being found dead close to where …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.Among those that have generated …

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