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House oversight panel backs contempt vote in census dispute

Published Jun. 13 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for...

1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

Published Jun. 13 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday deemed the first known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States...

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

Published Jun. 13 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping abortion protections into law on Wednesday, establishing women’s access to the...

Big Brutus attraction adds another coal mining shovel

Published Jun. 13 2019

A historic coal mining shovel that was hidden under bramble for more than 70 years has gone on display in...

Days after storm, clean up continues in Dallas

Published Jun. 12 2019

DALLAS (AP) — Kayla McFall didn’t think much of the clouds rolling into Dallas as she relaxed in her grandparents’...

Trump, Biden trade barbs while overlapping in Iowa

Published Jun. 12 2019

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes in real-time...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Published Jun. 12 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder...

Former Bush, Reagan EPA heads warn on Trump rollbacks

Published Jun. 12 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers...

Arkansas ex-lawmaker’s family saddened, angered by her death

Published Jun. 12 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of a former Arkansas lawmaker whose body was found at her home last...

Pelosi says Dems ‘not even close’ to starting impeachment

Published Jun. 12 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday “it’s not even close” to having enough...

Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry

Published Jun. 12 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling United States news...

New Jersey mandates panic buttons for hotel room cleaners

Published Jun. 12 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday that he and others said is...

Unanimous vote OKs security deal for men’s-only retreat

Published Jun. 12 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A secretive men’s-only retreat hosted by an elite club that has included former U.

Student convicted of campus attack accused in 2 more cases

Published Jun. 12 2019

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A student who remains enrolled at Marshall University in West Virginia despite a conviction for a...

Pilot killed in crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather

Published Jun. 12 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City...

US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis

Published Jun. 12 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to confront the ever-widening child...

Records: 2 men took child hostage after reservation killings

Published Jun. 12 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A homeowner told law officers that two men linked to the killing of five people on...

Names released of 3 charged with animal cruelty at dairy

Published Jun. 12 2019

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities released the names Tuesday of three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy...

Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank’s father

Published Jun. 12 2019

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Cooper was a 20-something Californian unsure of his place in the world when he struck...

Mom of slain children asks mercy for ex-husband in his trial

Published Jun. 12 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of five children who were killed by their father stunned a South Carolina courtroom...

House Democrats make deal to see Mueller files on Trump

Published Jun. 11 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller’s report soon, after...

Democrats press to retain longtime abortion funding ban

Published Jun. 11 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Capitol Hill Democrats are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from...

John Dean calls Mueller report ‘road map’ for Trump probe

Published Jun. 11 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified Monday that...