WASHINGTON -- The FBI declined a recent White House request to deny media reports about contact between campaign staff for president Donald Trump and Russian intelligence before last year's election, CNN reported on Thursday.
The broadcaster cited U.S. officials as saying that the Trump administration had asked the agency to intervene.
Such a ...Read more
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said Thursday he has a way to put a stop to sanctuary cities -- use a federal statute to charge local officials for harboring aliens.
"I'm telling you right now, folks, you charge one mayor, one governor, one council president that adopts these laws, this stuff is going to end right away," Clarke ...Read more
KUALA LUMPUR -- A nerve agent known as VX was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, in Malaysia last week, police said Friday.
Kim Jong Nam was allegedly poisoned by two women who wiped the highly toxic chemical agent on his face at Kuala Lumpur's international airport on Feb. 13, Malaysian police ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Caitlyn Jenner sent out a message Thursday calling out President Donald Trump for dropping federal protections for transgender students.
"I have a message for the trans kids of America: You're winning. I know it doesn't feel like it today or every day, but you're winning," said Jenner on a video posted to her Twitter account.
MIAMI -- About a month before Donald Trump -- then merely a celebrity real-estate mogul -- completed the purchase of the Doral Resort & Spa, the hotel hosted a conference of the Hispanic Leadership Network, a fledgling Republican group created to grow the party's Latino outreach.
A discussion titled "Immigration Policy and the Hispanic ...Read more
OLATHE, Kan. -- A Kansas man who reportedly told two strangers -- Garmin engineers originally from India -- to "get out of my country" before he shot them in an Olathe bar was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of one of his victims.
Adam W. Purinton, 51, of Olathe, allegedly shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32; Alok Madasani, 32,...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Senate was thrown into chaos and anger Thursday when a Republican member was forcibly removed from the floor for allegedly speaking out of turn during a session.
Republican colleagues say Sen. Janet Nguyen of Garden Grove was silenced by the Democratic majority when the Senate sergeant-at-arms escorted her ...Read more
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Thousands of residents returned to their soggy homes Thursday as San Jose officials worked to mop up the worst flooding event in the city's recent history and pinpoint the reason why water rose so much faster than they expected.
City officials have acknowledged that they were caught off guard by the scale and severity of the...Read more
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual FamilyKatherine Agranovich
When Katherine hypnotizes her daughter Jessica to pass a math quiz, the teenager reports seeing two angels who give her sage advice. With that, the gates of consciousness fly open and the realm of spirit bursts through, propelling the Agranovich clan on a rollercoaster ride full of mystical ...
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has jettisoned an Obama administration order to phase out the use of private prisons to hold federal inmates.
The new order reverses one issued by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in August that sought to eliminate the department's use of private for-profit prisons, which hold slightly more...Read more
Texas law against 'harboring' immigrants can stand, appeals court rules
AUSTIN, Texas -- A federal appeals court threw out a suit against Texas Thursday, ruling that the state can continue enforcing a provision of a state law that added criminal penalties for "harboring" immigrants who were in the country illegally.
When the Legislature passed...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Why is it raining so much this year in California?
Two words: Pineapple Express.
In a typical year, California has between 10 to 15 "atmospheric river" storms -- the fire hoses that rampage in from Hawaii and account for up to 50 percent of the state's annual rainfall -- and nearly all of its floods. But since the rainy ...Read more
MIAMI -- Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law has helped free two teens of allegations that they took part in a gun battle that wounded eight people at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Miami.
Prosecutors on Thursday declined to file charges against Gerrel "Woo" Brownlee, 18, and Robert "Bob" Britt, 17, in the Jan. 16 shooting that caused ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- After Roy Cooper's election, the North Carolina Legislature ordered that the new Democratic governor should have hundreds fewer political appointees than his Republican predecessor, Pat McCrory.
It fell to McCrory to decide which political jobs subject to hiring and firing would become civil service jobs whose employees are ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't mention President Donald Trump or his immigration policies in a public appearance Thursday. She didn't need to.
The liberal U.S. Supreme Court justice, who last year called then-candidate Trump a "faker," hailed the country as one made great by immigration, diversity and free speech, and suggested the U....Read more
Law enforcement took control of the largest Dakota Access pipeline protest camp Thursday, arresting or moving the few dozen people who had remained in the mud and snow in one of the largest environmental protests in American history.
"At 2:09 p.m., Oceti Sakowin protest camp was completely cleared by law enforcement!" the Morton County Sheriff'...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is still struggling to revise its executive order limiting travel to the United States for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries and won't be prepared to unveil its new version until next week.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged the delay Thursday, saying the administration is ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. military officer declined repeatedly Thursday to rule out committing U.S. ground troops to battle the Islamic State in in Syria, stressing that the Pentagon will present President Donald Trump with "a full range of options" to combat the terror organization.
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's administration said on Thursday for the first time that it will crack down on marijuana sales in states that have approved recreational pot use.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the Department of Justice will pursue enforcement of federal law against recreational use, but not medical use. The ...Read more
SEATTLE -- The Coast Guard will conduct a Marine Board of Investigation -- the highest level of agency inquiry -- into the Feb. 11 loss of the crab boat Destination and six crew members.
The investigation announced Thursday will be done in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board, according to Lt. Brian Dykens, a Coast Guard ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In the latest sign of defiance to President Donald Trump among federal environmental employees, a retiring Interior Department lawyer sent an email to hundreds of colleagues this month, urging them to "stand your ground" and resist being pressured into signing off on legally indefensible environmental decisions.
Eric W. Nagle, a ...Read more
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