Government and politics

April 25, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WILLOW STREET, Pa. (AP) — With three weeks left before the primary election, the three Republicans seeking the party's nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November are taking debate questions on live television. Wednesday night's debate between commercial litigation attorney Laura...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment. The former Fort Worth street gang member is set for lethal injection Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 7:04 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the scheduled execution Wednesday of a Texas prisoner condemned for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a 9th birthday party in Fort Worth. Erick Davila faces lethal injection for using a laser-...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for restaurant workers and restaurants in New York and Washington, D.C., are asking a federal appeals court in Manhattan to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. The lawyers, saying the workers and...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon thinks two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo was behind the refusal by two venues to host her campaign's first stop in the state's second-largest city. The "Sex and the City" star's economic development discussion with local...
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April 25, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judges in New York have taken the unusual step of voting to keep U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in his job as the chief prosecutor in Manhattan in the absence of a nomination by President Donald Trump. Berman's Jan. 3 interim appointment by the Justice Department to oversee...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the National Association of Basketball Coaches has scheduled a conference call for Thursday so coaches can discuss the basketball's...
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American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt, left, and Margo Schlanger, professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, center, and ACLU attorney Miriam Aukerman, right, speak to reporters outside the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cincinnati. A federal appeals panel will hear arguments over a Trump administration effort to deport Iraqi nationals. A U.S. district judge in Detroit last year blocked the deportations to give the Iraqis time to make their cases to stay. Gelernt says many of them are Christians or other minority groups who fear being persecuted, tortured or killed if returned. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 25, 2018 - 3:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys contended Wednesday that the Trump administration tried to rush deportations of Iraqis who faced torture, sexual slavery and even beheadings in their home country. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel in Cincinnati heard arguments on the...
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This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows Armando Juarez. Juarez is accused of shooting and critically wounding multiple Dallas police officers and hurting an employee at a Home Depot store as he led law enforcement on a high-speed car chase before he was captured in a late-night arrest Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Police arrested Juarez on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant and felony theft. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 3:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The gunman accused of opening fire at a Dallas home improvement store — killing one police officer and critically injuring two others — was initially detained because he was acting suspiciously and may have tried to steal from the store, an arrest warrant revealed Wednesday. An off-...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 3:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted near the entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Federal investigators say problems first identified six years ago continue to plague the multi-billion-dollar Hanford vitrification plant that would be used to treat some of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, file)
April 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state plant where deadly nuclear waste is supposed to be treated in the future continue to plague the multi-billion dollar facility, U.S. investigators have said. The Tri-City Herald reports that the Government...
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