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Court to hear arguments today on travel ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. federal appeals court will hear arguments today over whether to restore President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, the most controversial policy of his two-week old administration.

Judge: Google must turn over foreign emails

PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp.

Uber CEO quits Trump’s business advisory group

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory group on Thursday amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who oppose the administration’s immigration policies.

Five hostages taken, one released at Delaware prison

DELAWARE — Prisoners took five hostages at a Delaware prison on Wednesday, later releasing one and entering into negotiations with state and federal authorities while continuing to hold the remaining four, police said.

Senate confirms Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Wednesday, filling a key spot on the Republican’s national security team despite concerns about the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive officer’s ties to Russia.

Prosecutors: Gunman’s widow knew of plan

OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history knew he was planning an attack and concocted a cover story for him, federal prosecutors said in a California court on Wednesday.

Massachusetts joins court battle against Trump travel ban

BOSTON — Massachusetts on Tuesday joined a legal effort to block President Donald Trump’s order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, which the state’s attorney general has said is unconstitutional.

Man set to be executed for murders

A man convicted of killing a woman and her two children after a break-in at their home in southern Missouri in 1998 was set to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday.

1,700 residents of Flint sue EPA over water crisis

MICHIGAN — More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan who say the Environmental Protection Agency mismanaged the water crisis that exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning have sued the U.S. government, seeking class action status for their claims.

Senate Democrats delay committee votes on Sessions, Mnuchin, Price

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday postponed votes on several of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, citing their responsibility to do a “thorough vetting,” while Republicans accused them of unreasonable delays in considering the picks.

Trump’s education pick may face Senate fight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, already known as one of the most controversial nominees for education secretary in U.S. history, now risks a rare congressional rejection.

Jury in 1979 Patz murder case hears defense summation

NEW YORK — A defense lawyer told a New York City jury Monday that police got the wrong man when they charged his client in the notorious 1979 disappearance of six-year-old Etan Patz, a case that raised alarms nationwide about the abduction of children.

U.S. spending, housing data bolster economic outlook

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. consumer spending accelerated in December as households bought motor vehicles and cold weather boosted demand for utilities amid a rise in wages, pointing to sustained domestic demand that could spur economic growth in early 2017.

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick

President Donald Trump plans to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court in prime time Tuesday, he said Monday morning via Twitter.

Members of Congress: Not getting answers on travel ban

Problems entering the United States eased Monday for some international travelers after a weekend of confusion about a travel ban President Donald Trump imposed, but members of Congress said border protection and administration officials still had not answered critical questions.

Trump order hits roadblock

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked outrage but hit a roadblock late on Saturday when a federal judge said stranded travelers could stay in the country.