ACLU: Misconduct claims by children are widespread at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents detailing widespread allegations of misconduct by U.S. border authorities toward children, including kicking one in the ribs, denying medical attention to a pregnant teen who complained of pain and threatening others with sexual abuse.

Its report published Wednesday ...

Report: Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A newspaper reports three women have accused a Democratic state senator running for Iowa governor of sexual misconduct that includes inappropriate touching.

The women told The Des Moines Register in a story published online Wednesday that Sen. Nate Boulton of Des Moines touched them inappropriately ...

Iran’s Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader criticized the U.S. on Wednesday over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, addressing government officials on the occasion of the Muslim holy month ...

Trump shames Democrats for defending violent MS-13 gang

President Trump on Wednesday called on Capitol Hill Democrats to help him in the battle against the vicious MS-13 gang by dropping their lockstep opposition to tightening immigration laws.

"Democrats have to abandon their resistance to border security," he said at a roundtable in a Long Island, New York, town ...

Rauner’s gun veto not all or nothing, aide says

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An aide to Gov. Bruce Rauner says the gun restrictions the Republican wrapped together in a contentious veto are not an all-or-nothing deal.

David Risely (RIZ'-lee) is Rauner's criminal justice director. He said Wednesday that Rauner would approve separate bills covering the additional issues. They include ...

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor’s race

ATLANTA (AP) - She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history.

Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary, and strong turnout ...

A Democratic Watergate Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes

Adriana Cohen, Boston Herald
A Democratic Watergate is unfolding before our eyes.It's no wonder Obama's former CIA chief John Brennan is tweeting like a madman, attacking President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Brennan's running scared because it's starting to look like he may have been a co-conspirator in the biggest political scandal since, well, Watergate.

Lawmakers seek better funding for Olympic sex-abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers used an emotionally charged House subcommittee hearing to get answers about what they portrayed as the U.S. Olympic Committee's slow-moving, underfunded response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports.

CEO Shellie Pfohl of the U.S. Center for SafeSport spoke Wednesday during a hearing that ...

Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet ‘integrity fee’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact.

Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to demand money in ...