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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin flashes a Hawaii shaka before entering federal court, Wednesday, March 15, 2107, in Honolulu. Legal efforts to overturn President Donald Trump's travel ban will be held Wednesday in Hawaii. The lawsuit claims the ban harms Hawaii by highlighting the state's dependence on international travelers, its ethnic diversity and its welcoming reputation as the Aloha State. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
March 15, 2017 - 5:58 pm
The Latest on legal challenges to the Trump administration's revised travel ban (all times Pacific unless noted): 2:55 p.m. Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says he's cautiously optimistic that a federal judge will rule in the state's favor and issue an injunction against President Donald Trump's...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny speaks in New York. Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017, one day before St. Patrick’s Day, to talk about Brexit and Trump’s immigration policies. Kenny, who labelled Trump “dangerous” during the campaign, has said it is important to keep the standing date, which some critics have suggested he should cancel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 15, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — While shamrocks and smiles typically define the Irish prime minister's traditional St. Patrick's Day visit to the White House, with President Donald Trump the celebration could turn more serious. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting — scheduled for...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Center of Mobility, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth. Trump...
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March 15, 2017 - 3:52 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The governing body of the International Labor Organization, which has taken millions of dollars in funding from Big Tobacco, has shelved a decision about whether to cut ties with the industry. The ILO body voted Wednesday to delay until November a decision about whether to join other...
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March 15, 2017 - 3:49 pm
HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — An American United Nations worker who was among six people kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo was doing humanitarian work and has had some success in persuading militia leaders to give up child soldiers, his father said. Michael Sharp, 34, believes that years of...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2016 file photo, Ivana Trump, ex-wife of President Donald Trump, attends the Fashion Institute of Technology Annual Gala benefit in New York. Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir which will focus on the couple’s three children. “Raising Trump” will be published Sept. 12, 2017, by Gallery Books. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
March 15, 2017 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. "Raising Trump" will be published Sept. 12, Gallery Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday. According to Gallery, Ivana Trump is writing a story of "...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officers in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 15, 2017 - 3:46 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive decades-old strategies to fight violent crime, focusing on sending certain gun crimes to federal court, where they carry longer sentences in far-away prisons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. Sessions...
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In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, people relax on the beach in Waikiki in Honolulu. Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the executive order could harm the state's strong tourist economy. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the globe. But the announcement of President Donald Trump's second travel ban has stoked fears that the state's main economic driver — tourism — could take...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
The U.S. women's hockey team announced Wednesday that it will boycott the upcoming world championship tournament on home ice unless there is significant progress in settling a wage dispute with USA Hockey. Players said they informed USA Hockey that they would not report to training camp next...
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