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AGs call for independent probe into Russia

The former attorney for Maryland, who has served under five presidents, was only two weeks into his new job as deputy attorney general when he was asked to pen ...


Mizzou Basketball Signs 4-Star Forward Jeremiah Tilmon

Louis University. -Peoria Manual product Da'Monte Williams, the son of former Illini standout Frank Williams, signed with IL last November before the 6-3 comb...


Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

Some prosecutors are praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new policy urging them to charge the most serious crimes against suspects. "This is a key part o...


Activist Resigns After Congressman Writes Letter to Employer

Frelinghuysen, an incumbent of 22 years in a predominantly Republican district, has been drawing criticism this month for voting in favor of the American Health...


Sally Yates was the real blackmailer

Yates said Monday that she met with the White House counsel in the days after the inauguration to alert him that the Justice Department had information showi...


California governor wants more spending for schools

He suggested that the governor, a fiscal moderate credited for turning the state's finances around after the economic crisis, would keep pressing for restraint ...


West Virginia journalist arrested for asking HHS Secretary Tom Price a question

As Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Kellyanne Conway, special counsel to the president, walked through the West Virginia state capitol, veteran...


Trump urges grads to draw lessons from his outsider status

Trump went off on a tangent that showed that he is cracking up under the pressures of the presidency. Capping a hard week, President Donald Trump used a com...


Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at hospital

The standoff began about 1 p.m. Salters had been charged July 2, 2012, in Elgin for possession of a stolen auto and robbery, both felonies, according to cour...


Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

The unusual judge's order came after the family of a woman killed in the crash sought a private criminal complaint when city prosecutors declined to press charg...


Jet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

Monday near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. It happened in an industrial area on Kero Road in Carlstadt, near Teterboro Airport - a small airport located close...


Sessions' Latest Move Is Gruff On Crime, Not Tough On Crime

Rand Paul (R-Ky.), whose libertarian leanings have long made him an opponent of mandatory minimums, was willing to directly critique the Sessions memo . "This ...


Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over NC Voter ID Law

When the law passed in July 2013, North Carolina Republicans said voter ID is a sound requirement to increase the integrity of elections. The court found that...


GOP candidate for Federal Bureau of Investigation says no special counsel for inquiry

McCabe on Thursday contradicted the Trump White House when he called the probe into the possible Russian meddling in the United States election as "a highly s...


Callista Gingrich to be ambassador to Vatican

She told ABC News , during Mr. Gingrich's run for president in 2012, that her husband had sought an open marriage so that he could keep seeing Callista Bisek, ...


Torch Protest Denounced in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP ) - Police say three people were arrested after scuffles broke out at a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Virginia where hundreds of co...


Judge orders Uber not to use technology taken from Waymo

We've reached out to Uber for more information and will update this post should it arrive. The deal between Waymo and Lyft has competitive implications fo...


Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

The game ended at 12:45 a.m. this morning, having started on the previous day, and as the Mercury-News quips, "How hard is it for the Giants to beat the Cincinn...


Four Dead in Ohio Nursing Home Shooting

Police told the Newark Advocate that there is no threat to the public at this point. The sheriff says the hostages escaped when a shot was sacked at the chief...


Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

Police are unsure how the gunman got into the nursing home, which is usually secured, according to WBNS. After shooting Disario, Hartless barged into the nursin...


Trump commits to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will do it'

The two leaders met in the White House in Washington to discuss the "advancement of Middle East peace and the strengthening of United States-Palestinian relat...


Islamic body hails UNESCO resolution on status of East Jerusalem

Those who voted against were the U.S., U.K., Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Togo, Paraguay, Greece, Lithuania and Italy. Israeli sources say Italy is the ...


Students boo DeVos as she delivers commencement speech at historically black college

The warning did little to tame the raucous crowd . Roughly half the students present turned their backs on her as she spoke. The crowd cheered and applauded ...


Sen. Manchin Says Trump-Backed Healthcare Bill Hurts W.Va.

The bill passed by the House today would, if approved by the Senate, allow states to repeal these requirements. Many of them are highly pessimistic about the o...


Trump Eases Political Restrictions on Religious Institutions in New Executive Order

In addition, the order calls for unspecified " regulatory relief " for religious objectors to the Obama administration mandate that required contraception ser...


Palm Beach K9 officer shields handler from gunfire

Bradshaw said deputies eventually tracked down O'Shea in the stolen vehicle and attempted to take him into custody in the parking lot of Florida Turbine Technol...


Deputy, 2 others dead in rural Arkansas shooting: state police

Kevin Mainhart was killed while responding to a disturbance call. A man identifying himself as the defendant's father, James Bowden Sr., told KATV that the ...


Sean Spicer in the bushes? Twitter erupts

Since tweeting out his statement on Comey's firing Tuesday night, he has only tweeted twice - once announcing that Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wil...


Disagraced Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted of Charity Fraud

Evidence at trial showed that between late 2012 and early 2016, Brown participated in a conspiracy and fraud scheme involving One Door for Education - Amy Ander...


Michelle Obama says school lunch program critics are 'celebrating' kids 'eating crap'

Take her out of the equation, she said , and " think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap? ". Michelle Obama has a very direct message for Do...


Trump warns Comey over leaks to media — Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking

Comey has not spoken publicly since his firing, and Trump did not indicate why he thinks it is necessary to head off any "leaking" from the former Federal Bur...


Teacher Said He Had Sex With Student on Most Nights

Prior to his capture, Tennessee authorities issued a warrant for Cummins' arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor - the latte...


Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of fraud scheme

House of Representatives from 1993 until 2017. Congressman Al Lawson, who defeated Brown in a Democratic primary previous year, was circumspect in a statemen...


Betsy DeVos heavily booed during commencement speech as students turn their backs

The students chose to go the way of protest, as they continued to vocally express their disdain to bring the controversial DeVos to their school. Most importa...


GOP senator disinvited from speaking at historically black university

At least eight candidates for the bureau's top spot headed to the Department of Justice on Saturday to interview for the position, which was vacated when James ...