• Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Trump Fundraiser Puts Billionaire Host on Defensive

    A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president’s business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower.

  • Congress May 16, 2019

    Robocall Relief? Feds to Vote on Measures to Block Spam Calls

    New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to allow to carriers block spam calls...

  • law enforcement Oct 4, 2018

    FBI Report Shows Almost 20 Percent Increase in Reported Rapes

    New FBI data shows there has been a spike in reported rapes in the four years since the agency changed its definition of rape, but experts remain unsure how to interpret the numbers. The FBI’s annual crime report, released last week, showed an almost 20 percent increase in the number of reported rapes since 2013. The report adds to a...

  • Attorney General Jun 25, 2018

    Justices Won't Hear Case of Anti-Gay Marriage Florist

    The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. The justices’ order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious...

  • Italy May 8, 2018

    Internal Documents Pull Back Curtain on Pruitt's EPA

    Newly obtained internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Scott Pruitt-led agency — offering evidence of private, high-level meetings at the Trump International Hotel in Washington and lavish dinners for top agency officials both at home and abroad, NBC News reported. In one such instance — during a four-day trip to Italy for last...

  • georgia Mar 20, 2018

    Judge Temporarily Blocks New Mississippi 15-Week Abortion Ban

    A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks’ gestation — the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The law took effect as soon as Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed it Monday. The state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, quickly sued the state, arguing the law is unconstitutional...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Campaign Chief Lends Name to Penny Stock Tied to Felon

    The political strategist and online guru who was named President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Tuesday has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm with a questionable history that includes longstanding ties to a convicted fraudster, according to an Associated Press investigation. Brad Parscale, who played a key role in Trump’s 2016 election victory, signed a $10 million deal...

  • California Mar 18, 2018

    Case of 13 Tortured Perris Kids Revives Home-School Regulation Debate

    Just over a week after California officials found 13 malnourished siblings allegedly held captive and apparently not missed by schools because they were being home-schooled, home-schooling advocates say they are bracing for calls for stricter oversight of the practice.

  • georgia Mar 9, 2018

    Mississippi Passes Law Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks

    Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what would be the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state’s only abortion provider pledged to sue, and the attorney general said he expected a tough legal battle ahead. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Legislature appeared not only to expect, but to encourage such...

  • The Associated Press Dec 28, 2017

    Universities Face #MeToo Movement Over Sexual Harassment

    When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex. Ten years on and now a professor of neuroscience at the university, Kidd is taking legal action. She has filed a federal lawsuit...

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