Court rules lawmakers must get say in EU exit

LONDON — Britain’s plans to leave the European Union hit a large speed bump Thursday, as the High Court ruled that the government can’t start… Continue reading

Children play next to a burning oil field in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. A senior military commander says more than 5,000 civilians have been evacuated from newly-retaken eastern parts of the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul and taken to camps.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

As Iraqi forces enter, civilians feel unsafe

MOSUL, Iraq — As Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State militants out of Mosul’s eastern neighborhoods this week, hundreds of civilians faced a dilemma: Stay in… Continue reading

Children play next to a burning oil field in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. A senior military commander says more than 5,000 civilians have been evacuated from newly-retaken eastern parts of the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul and taken to camps.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
FILE - IN this Nov. 12, 2000 file photo, fans, one dressed as Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush, left, playfully chokes a fan dressed as Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore, during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Green Bay Packers in Tampa, Fla. What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to a disputed presidential election in which the outcome turns on the results of a razor-thin margin in one or two states, one candidate seeks a recount and the other goes to court? (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

‘Nightmare’: Supreme Court tying on dispute

WASHINGTON — What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to another undecided, hotly disputed presidential election? What if the outcome turns on the… Continue reading

FILE - IN this Nov. 12, 2000 file photo, fans, one dressed as Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush, left, playfully chokes a fan dressed as Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore, during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Green Bay Packers in Tampa, Fla. What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to a disputed presidential election in which the outcome turns on the results of a razor-thin margin in one or two states, one candidate seeks a recount and the other goes to court? (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

Clergy join pipeline protesters for ceremony

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Hundreds of clergy of various faiths joined protests Thursday against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, singing hymns,… Continue reading

Protesters demonstrate at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City in support of the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Following the rally, the diverse group of over 100 marched half a block to the Wells Fargo Center building, where they held a protest in the lobby. Wells Fargo is one of several major banks financing the pipeline. (Al Hartmann/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Protesters increasingly divided over tactics

BISMARCK, N.D. — Protesters at the demonstration against the Dakota Access pipeline are increasingly divided over how to stop the project, with militant younger activists… Continue reading

Protesters demonstrate at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City in support of the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Following the rally, the diverse group of over 100 marched half a block to the Wells Fargo Center building, where they held a protest in the lobby. Wells Fargo is one of several major banks financing the pipeline. (Al Hartmann/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Judge throws out convictions of 2 ‘Norfolk Four’ defendants

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge on Monday threw out the rape and murder convictions of two former sailors who have long maintained that police… Continue reading

A male pink salmon fights its way up stream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream in August 2010.

More Pacific hatchery salmon could receive protections

BOISE, Idaho — Federal authorities want to add more hatchery-raised fish to the 28 Pacific Coast salmon and steelhead stocks listed under the Endangered Species… Continue reading

A male pink salmon fights its way up stream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream in August 2010.

Nevada tribes seek $117,000 in legal costs in voting lawsuit

RENO, Nev. — Two Nevada tribes are asking a federal judge to order the state of Nevada and two counties to pay them more than… Continue reading

Officials say they cannot enforce Hawaii fishing contracts

HONOLULU — Federal officials cannot enforce a contract being proposed by the commercial fishing industry as a solution to concerns about foreign fishing crews in… Continue reading

Gallup: Record high 60 percent of Americans back legal marijuana

NEW YORK — A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before… Continue reading

State battles are hot; election isn’t just about White House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Years of losses have left Democrats at historic lows in state legislatures. But now they’re seeking to wrest control of as… Continue reading

Law enforcement officers line the street in front of the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan, N.D., as Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stand on the opposite side of the street on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The protesters gathered in support of journalist Amy Goodman before her court hearing on a rioting charge while covering the protesters in September. A SouthCentral District judge dismissed the charge.  (Mike Mccleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

‘Democracy Now’ reporter to plead not guilty to riot charge

MANDAN, N.D. — Journalist Amy Goodman, host of the syndicated program “Democracy Now!” said she planned to plead not guilty Monday to a riot charge… Continue reading

Law enforcement officers line the street in front of the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan, N.D., as Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stand on the opposite side of the street on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The protesters gathered in support of journalist Amy Goodman before her court hearing on a rioting charge while covering the protesters in September. A SouthCentral District judge dismissed the charge.  (Mike Mccleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
In this file Aug. 24 photo, a fisherman casts a lure at the mouth of Sheep Creek as Holland America’s Amsterdam arrives in Juneau.

US wants to strengthen agreement to ban Arctic Ocean fishing

PORTLAND, Maine — The United States is trying to broker an agreement between a host of nations to prohibit unregulated fishing in the international waters… Continue reading

In this file Aug. 24 photo, a fisherman casts a lure at the mouth of Sheep Creek as Holland America’s Amsterdam arrives in Juneau.
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, holds Princess Charlotte, as she is given a balloon animal during a children's tea party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Thursday

British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on Thursday as she and brother Prince George played in a children’s… Continue reading

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, holds Princess Charlotte, as she is given a balloon animal during a children's tea party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Thursday

Alaska’s Congressional delegation supports new Native tourism bill

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law a piece of legislation that requires federal agencies to include tribes and Native organizations when those federal… Continue reading

In this Sept. 22 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Aston, Pennsylvania. The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue, an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.

Viewers’ guide: Look for trust, temperament themes in debate

WASHINGTON — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to… Continue reading

In this Sept. 22 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Aston, Pennsylvania. The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue, an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.

Native Hawaiians given way to create ties with US government

HONOLULU — Native American communities with their own governments have long had a way to establish a relationship with the United States, but until now… Continue reading

Conditions in many older county jails are grim, dangerous

PRINEVILLE, Oregon — The noise in the tiny jail, built decades ago to house firefighting equipment, is constant. Voices bounce off the walls.Nothing dissipates the… Continue reading

Prosecutor: Occupiers being tried for actions, not beliefs

PORTLAND, Ore. — The armed occupiers who seized a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon early this year are being tried because their actions intimidated and… Continue reading

Judge denies Spokane mayor recall effort

SPOKANE, Wash. — An effort to recall Spokane Mayor David Condon because of his firing of former police chief Frank Straub was thrown out Tuesday… Continue reading