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San Francisco board appoints interim mayor to replace Ed LeeSupervisors in San Francisco have appointed Mark Farrell as interim mayor to serve until a new mayor is elected citywide in June
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Author Ursula Le Guin is seen in a 1972 photo. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (The Oregonian via AP)
Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, diesUrsula K. Le Guin, the award-winning and best-selling science fiction writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Pacific Rim trade pact makes step toward new deal without USLeaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump welcome progress toward signing a final agreement to press ahead without U.S.
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Elad Dvash-Banks, left, and his partner, Andrew, pose for photos with their twin sons, Ethan, center right, and Aiden in their apartment Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The twins share almost everything: the same toys, the same nursery, the clothes and the same parents. Everything but a toothbrush and U.S. citizenship. Ethan became a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department that seeks the same rights his brother has as a citizen. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Gay couple sues after 1 twin's US citizenship deniedTwo gay men say both their twin sons are American citizens, but the U.S. government says the status belongs to only one. Now they're suing for recognition of both boys
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Philippine troops capture suspected Spanish terror supporterPhilippine army troops have captured a Spanish man they say was carrying grenades and bomb parts and is believed to be supporter of Islamic State group-linked Abu Sayyaf militants
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisherSweden says it expects China to release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train by Chinese police four days previously while in the company of his country's diplomats
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winfrey has visited the grave of a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention and whose story was highlighted in Winfrey's recent Golden Globes speech. Winfrey said in an Instagram post that on assignment for "60 Minutes," she ended up in the town of Abbeville, Ala., where Recy Taylor suffered injustice, endured and recently died. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Oprah visits Alabama grave of woman honored in Globes speechOprah Winfrey has visited the grave of a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention and whose story was highlighted in Winfrey's recent Golden Globes speech
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Dinh Manh Thang, standing, and Trinh Xuan Thanh, seated left, appear in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thang is accused of embezzling $222,000 from a property project. Thang is the brother of Dinh La Thang, former Politburo member of the ruling Communist Party and former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam who was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday for mismanagement. (An Dang/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executiveA court in Vietnam has started the trial of a former executive accused of embezzling from the state oil giant and who Germany says was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 photo, Kate Hamad, originally from Grimes, Iowa, sits with her children during an interview with The Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank. Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing deportation if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city. Activists say Israel is making it harder for foreigners with ties to Palestinians to stay in the West Bank legally, rejecting more visa requests or issuing them for shorter period. Israel denies it’s adopted tougher rules. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troublesActivists say Israel is making it harder for foreigners with ties to Palestinians to stay in the West Bank legally, rejecting more visa requests or issuing them for shorter periods
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 photo, Mehdi, 17, who was injured in a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in October which killed his 14-year-old brother, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his home in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mehdi suffered burns on the entire upper left side of his body and his vision and hearing have been impaired. Survivors of recent horrific attacks by the Islamic State group in Kabul are struggling to come to terms with their losses, often forever scarred from the ordeal they lived through. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Forever scarred, survivors of IS Kabul attacks struggle onForever scarred, survivors of horrific IS attacks in Kabul struggle to come to terms with their losses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo. a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. The taxes before voters in the special election on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, are a short-term fix for health care funding designed to generate between $210 and $320 million in revenue over two years. Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act and now, just 5 percent of its population is uninsured. But state lawmakers have struggled to come with a long-term funding plan. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costsOregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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