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Hawaii Gov. David Ige signs legislation banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Honolulu. The law makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. The prohibition takes effect in 2021. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
July 03, 2018 - 8:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The move makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. "This is just one small step toward protecting and...
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July 03, 2018 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee said Tuesday that U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment of Russian activities during the 2016 presidential election was based on "sound" analysis not swayed by politics. The January 2017 intelligence assessment said Russian activities in the run-up to the...
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This Aug. 9, 2017 photo shows Curtis Hill, Indiana Attorney General, during an event in Indianapolis. Indiana's Democratic Party chairman is urging Hill to resign after he was investigated because four women accused him of inappropriate touching. Chairman John Zody said the allegations against Hill are "beyond troubling and wildly inappropriate." Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer says the GOP has "zero tolerance for sexual harassment," but stopped short of calling for Hill's resignation. Hill's office did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday, July 2, 2018. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill faced calls to resign Tuesday after a leaked internal legislative memo detailed allegations that the Republican inappropriately touched four women at an Indianapolis bar, including a lawmaker who said he groped her even after she told him to...
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July 03, 2018 - 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is using its official Twitter handle to target Democratic lawmakers who have criticized President Donald Trump's immigration policies, drawing complaints that government resources are being used to undercut potential 2020 presidential rivals. The White House...
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Sen. Mike Lee speaks at a Utah public lands forum hosted by the Sutherland Institute, June 29, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Lee has talked to the White House about a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, he said Friday. But Lee wouldn't say whether his name is among the potential front-runners. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some members of Congress say they'd like to see President Donald Trump turn to Capitol Hill for a Supreme Court nominee. Among those being suggested for the high court are Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Republican congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. Lee is the only...
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President Donald Trump watches as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 02, 2018 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and has plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for...
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Sen. Mike Lee speaks at a Utah public lands forum hosted by the Sutherland Institute, June 29, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Lee has talked to the White House about a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, he said Friday. But Lee wouldn't say whether his name is among the potential front-runners. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be "the single best choice" Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 02, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices on Monday and had plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Eager to build suspense, Trump wouldn't divulge whom...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, Pool)
July 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a law on Monday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars in funds for the Palestinians over welfare payments given to attackers and their families. The new legislation will deduct the money that the Palestinians allocate to their so-called "martyrs...
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