Ryan lays out budget options to divided House Republicans

In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is delivering a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday delivered a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it.



China slams Britain for 'interfering' in Hong Kong bookseller case

A protester holds a mock missing person notice for Lee Bo, one of five Hong Kong booksellers from Mighty Current publishing house to go missing, as they walk towards China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 3, 2016Beijing blasted Britain Friday for suggesting that a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", accusing the former colonial power of interfering in Chinese domestic affairs. Britain had earlier released a report describing the disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, as a "serious breach" of an agreement signed with Beijing before Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997.



The Latest: UN humanitarian chief seeks full access in Syria

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir arrives at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):



Two teenage girls dead in shooting at Arizona high school: police

Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Glendale, Arizona, a police spokeswoman said. The two girls each had a single gunshot wound and the weapon was found beside them, said Glendale police Officer Tracey Breeden at a news conference.
Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert

FILE - In this April 6, 2013, file photo, Joshua trees display unusually abundant booms in the Cima Dome area of the Mojave National Preserve. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect this preserve to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 (David DanelskiThe Press-Enterprise via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama granted national monument status Friday to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.





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