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UN to vote on rival resolutions on chemical weapons in Syria

UN to vote on rival resolutions on chemical weapons in Syria

The United States is calling for a vote Thursday on a resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria, a measure that is likely to face a Russian veto.
Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

AUSTIN, Texas — Vice-President Mike Pence told a gathering of Republican governors Wednesday "we've got real momentum," despite stinging electoral defeats last week in Virginia and New Jersey, a GOP-led Congress that has failed to pass any major legi
Ex-Catalan leader to head campaign for election from Belgium

Ex-Catalan leader to head campaign for election from Belgium

BARCELONA, Spain — The fugitive leader of Catalonia's secessionist movement said Wednesday that he will repeat as his party's leading candidate in upcoming elections for the Spanish region while he fights extradition from Belgium.
Fallout continues for Weinstein and his former company

Fallout continues for Weinstein and his former company

LOS ANGELES — Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset

Transgender woman sues over placement in male prison

BOSTON — A transgender woman behind bars at an all-male prison in Massachusetts filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the state to transfer her to a women's facility, saying she is routinely harassed by male inmates and lives in fear of
Thousands mourn 8 family members killed in Texas church

Thousands mourn 8 family members killed in Texas church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — Three thousand people mourned eight members of a family who were among the more than two dozen killed in a shooting at a small Texas church Wednesday before the funeral procession headed to a cemetery near the site of the
Polygamous town elects first mayor who's not part of sect

Polygamous town elects first mayor who's not part of sect

SALT LAKE CITY — A polygamous group's dwindling control of a remote Utah-Arizona border town that it has called home for a century slipped further after four people not tied to the sect took over the mayor's office and other leadership posts.
Despite 7 women's statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted

Despite 7 women's statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted

HOUSTON — Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

Indicted Maryland legislator charged with tipping off target

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

Documents: US Steel sought to keep chemical spill secret

PORTAGE, Ind. — Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn't notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that U.S. Steel asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential.