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Nation/World

China, U.S. discuss plans for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast.

Trump says military will build border wall if Dems refuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country."

Nearly 85% of U.N. nations back migration deal, but not U.S.

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet nonbinding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration.

Indiana teen arrested in death of pregnant schoolmate

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A 16-year-old northern Indiana boy has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in a restaurant dumpster, authorities said.

Wintry storm slickens roads across much of Southeast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A lingering storm kept dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. Authorities urged people to stay home Monday in areas where driving was dangerous.

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals.

Macron to speak to France amid protests

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be speaking to his nation at last Monday, after increasingly violent, radicalized protests against his leadership have shaken the country and scarred its beloved capital. His long silence has aggravated that anger and many protesters are hoping only to hear one thing from Macron: "I quit."

That's a highly unlikely prospect.

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother who jumped out

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a late-night fire that swept through a house after neighbors were awakened by a loud boom, firefighters said.

The only survivor was the children's mother, who jumped out of a second-floor window Sunday night, according to Youngstown Fire Capt. Kurt Wright.

British leader st to delay Brexit vote; pound sinks

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May looked set Monday to postpone Parliament's vote on her European Union divorce deal to avoid a shattering defeat, throwing Brexit plans into chaos just weeks after Britain and the bloc finally reached an agreement on the U.K.'s departure.

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