• Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says Yes to Another Path to Adding Citizenship Question

    Attorney General William Barr said there may be a legal path to Donald Trump’s goal to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census count, despite a temporary block by the Supreme Court.

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says He Sees a Legal Path for Census Citizenship Query

    Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its inclusion, at least temporarily. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to ask...

  • Donald Trump Jun 18, 2019

    US Restores Some Aid But Vows No More Without Migrant Action

    The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. The State Department said that after a review of more than...

  • attorney Jun 5, 2019

    Ronaldo Rape Lawsuit in Vegas Moved From Nevada to US Court

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday. “We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain,” said attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, who represents former model and schoolteacher Kathryn Mayorga and sought...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Feds: DeVos Used Personal Emails for Work in ‘Limited' Cases

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency’s Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said it searched the department’s email system and found a “limited” number of messages to or...

  • California Mar 26, 2019

    Department of Education Investigating College Bribery Scheme

    Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department.

  • New Jersey Jan 23, 2019

    Escaped Delaware Inmate Found in New Jersey

    Authorities say an inmate who escaped a Delaware corrections center on Christmas Day has been found in New Jersey.

  • attorney Jan 18, 2019

    R. Kelly Parts Ways with Sony Music as Former Manager Arrested

    Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways according to multiple reports. Kelly had been signed to Sony since the beginning of his career in the early 1990s, and has been under contract at RCA since 2012. Earlier Friday, a former manager for R. Kelly turned himself in for allegedly threatening a Georgia man who accused the singer of...

  • California Nov 21, 2018

    Education Dept. Accused of Withholding Audit on Navient's Unfair Student Loan Practices

    One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. That’s the finding of a Department of Education audit of practices at Navient Corp., the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company. The conclusions of the 2017 audit, which until now have been kept from the...

  • Asher Klein Oct 16, 2018

    Cattle Roundup Over: Last Cow Caught Weeks After Truck Crash

    Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught. News outlets report 89 cows initially escaped when the tractor-trailer wrecked before dawn on Oct. 1 on a cloverleaf linking Interstate 75 with Interstate 285. Eleven cows died in the crash....

  • driver Oct 2, 2018

    Dozens of Cows on the Loose Near Atlanta

    More than 80 cows were on the loose near Atlanta after a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate-285 Monday. The cattle were roaming the roadways in the metro area, dodging police and cars during rush-hour traffic.

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2018

    Kavanaugh Case Unfolds as DeVos Readies Sexual Assault Rule

    Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos considers new guidelines that could drastically change the way allegations of sexual violence are investigated...

  • California Sep 5, 2018

    Costs to Repair Calif.'s Oroville Dam Surge to $1.1B

    Officials say the cost of dealing with last year’s near-disaster at the nation’s tallest dam in California have climbed to more than $1 billion. The state Department of Water Resources said Wednesday construction costs and related expenses are driving the increase at Oroville Dam. Department spokeswoman Erin Mellon says more workers were recently hired to get the repairs done by...

  • Donald Trump Sep 4, 2018

    Kushner Cos. Unpaid New York City Fines: $500K and Counting

    The Kushner family real estate firm has amassed over half a million dollars in unpaid fines for various New York City sanitation and building violations, much of that bill incurred while President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner was running the company.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    DeVos: No Plans to Take Action on Funding to Arm Teachers

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos’ comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always “had the flexibility” to decide how to use federal education...

  • Donald Trump Feb 5, 2019

    What Is the Magnitsky Act? Why Putin's Request to Work With US Caused an Uproar

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of mutual assistance in criminal investigations with the United States this week might have sounded diplomatic — President Donald Trump called it an “incredible offer” on Monday and the White House took it seriously. But in Congress and the diplomatic community, it was received like a bat to the head. Many argued that by cooperating...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2018

    White House, State at Odds Over Putin's Interview Proposal

    The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. Even as the White House said the offer, made by Putin to President Donald Trump at their summit in Helsinki...

  • United States Apr 28, 2018

    Police Won't Immediately Release Las Vegas Shooting Records

    Police in Las Vegas said Friday they won’t immediately release records that include officer body camera videos, 911 recordings, evidence logs and interview reports about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history....
    The development came after the Nevada Supreme Court rejected a bid by police to delay the release of records about the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people...

  • Massachusetts Mar 29, 2018

    US Plant that Destroys Chemical Weapons Plagued by Troubles

    A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army said this month it wants to spend millions extra installing more traditional technology to help the beleaguered plant and reduce worker risk, public reaction was more resignation than...

  • Facebook Jan 19, 2018

    Las Vegas Gunman Carefully Planned Attack; Motive Is Mystery

    The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned how to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday. But months after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 others with a barrage of bullets from...

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