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HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any president, the White House said Monday. Obama has been granting commutations at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is blasting the Navy's expensive new warships that have been plagued by engine problems and have yet to demonstrate key warfighting functions. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a Navy fighter pilot in the Vietnam War...
CHICAGO (AP) — Major U.S. cities and counties are beefing up legal services for immigrants to help them fight deportation and avoid fraudulent lawyers in the wake of Donald Trump's election and his hard-line immigration enforcement promises. Tapping local government funds to...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation by the Charlotte Gazette-Mail. That amounts to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the public release of the search warrant that FBI agents used to reopen their investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server just weeks before the presidential election. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel ruled...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on local government legal services funds for immigrants facing deportation (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Los Angeles elected officials and community leaders say they are setting up a $10 million fund to provide legal services to immigrants facing...
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Seven people who became trapped by high waters while exploring a southern Indiana cave were rescued after 39 hours underground, officials said Monday. The last of the cavers were brought above ground about 3 a.m. Monday after entering Binkley's Cave near...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on plans to repeal the North Carolina law known as HB2 (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders are taking some jabs at Gov.-elect Roy Cooper even as they say they'll go along with a plan for a special...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the Smithsonian has made a mistake by not including the "extraordinary accomplishments" of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. In a letter to leaders of the...