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Some legislatures lack sexual misconduct policies, training

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years.



Women get prominent media jobs in wake of misconduct ousters

Posted 1/11/2018 in National

As more than two dozen men have lost media jobs or projects after sexual misconduct accusations in the last several months, their departures have opened doors for a handful of women.



Source: Alabama picked for new Toyota-Mazda factory in works

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have chosen the state of Alabama for a $1.6 billion joint-venture auto plant that is to begin operating by 2021 and eventually employ about 4,000 people, a person briefed on the decision said.



Lawmakers seek deal on immigration, border security

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.



Bannon to exit Breitbart News Network after break with Trump

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump.



Trump dossier author had concerns about Russian blackmail

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about "whether a political candidate was being blackmailed," according to a congressional interview transcript released Tuesday.



Dem senator's report warns of Russian meddling across Europe

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

A new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to the Kremlin's systematic meddling.



President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: 'I'll beat Oprah'

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump.



IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

Posted 1/10/2018 in National

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound.



Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game

Posted 1/9/2018 in National

President Donald Trump got his own national anthem moment Monday when he took the field before Alabama and Georgia faced off in the College Football Playoff National Championship.



US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

Posted 1/9/2018 in National

With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.



AP Exclusive: Debate simmers over police selling seized guns

Posted 1/9/2018 in National

Kyle Juhl made one last attempt to patch things up with his fiancee, then took back his ring, put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as she and her mother ran from the apartment.



Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

Posted 1/9/2018 in National

Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.



Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

Posted 1/9/2018 in National

Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race -- even if it's only a fantasy.



Trump says he's been '100 percent proper' with Russia probe

Posted 1/6/2018 in National

President Donald Trump said Saturday that "everything I've done is 100 percent proper" regarding the special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and he insisted that his campaign didn't collude with Moscow or commit any crime.



Trump says he's 'like, really smart,' 'a very stable genius'

Posted 1/6/2018 in National

If there were any doubt these are political times like none before, consider that the American president felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he's playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around.



Immigrant cleared of San Francisco killing faces US charges

Posted 1/6/2018 in National

A Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate was sentenced Friday to time served for illegal gun possession.



FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

Posted 1/6/2018 in National

The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, two people familiar with the probe confirmed Friday.



Trump seeks $18B to extend border wall over 10 years

Posted 1/6/2018 in National

The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.



Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Posted 1/6/2018 in National

Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states' top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or their customers.



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