Neighbor convicted in political official’s slaying

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A neighbor has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Republican official outside Philadelphia almost two years ago.

Jurors in Chester County deliberated for almost 10 hours Thursday before convicting 53-year-old Clayton Carter III of West Goshen Township.

Carter now faces ...

Advocates seek quick release of migrant kids detained in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrant advocates have filed legal documents to try to force the administration of President Donald Trump to quickly release immigrant children from a Florida detention center.

The advocates accuse the administration of violating a decades-old settlement that they say requires that children be promptly released to ...

Advocates: Emails show that census question discriminates

Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 population survey.

The plaintiffs, who successfully challenged the question in a Maryland federal court, said in ...

Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community.

Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to ...

Governor urges support for asylum-seekers in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is urging communities around Portland, Maine, to help with a sudden influx of asylum-seeking immigrants from Africa, saying "we're all in this together."

More than 100 newcomers already are using an emergency shelter set up at the Portland Expo, and about 150 ...

Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins.

Fishing groups sued in federal court against creation of Northeast Canyons and ...

Capitol Watch: Crunch time for legal pot, immigrant licenses

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up the 2019 legislative session with big decisions on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn their six-month session Wednesday.

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Trump weighs in on UFOs in Stephanopoulos interview

President Trump weighed in on the possibility of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) during his interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos this week, saying he doesn't particularly believe in their existence.The preside...

‘Medicare for All’ plan faces steep hurdles in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) - Whether it's called "single payer," ''Medicare for All," or something else, the concept of a universal government-run health care system has gained favor with many including a number of the Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination.

While the focus of such discussion remains largely national in scope, ...

Monument will honor civil rights activists in Mississippi

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Workers in Mississippi have started installing the foundation for a monument honoring civil rights activists who were arrested in 1965 and taken to a notorious prison where they were held several days without being put on trial.

The Natchez Democrat reports the "Proud to Take a ...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding.

Since ...

Trump warns of ‘market crash’ if he loses in 2020

President Trump asserted on Saturday there would be dire economic consequences should he lose the 2020 presidential race, leaning into his reelection slogan "Keep America Great.""The Trump Economy is setting record...

Man pleads guilty in 2014 hammer death of Bosnian immigrant

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A fourth man who participated in a deadly hammer beating in St. Louis has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the death of a Bosnian immigrant.

Twenty-year-old Travid Kidd was sentenced Friday in the 2014 death of Zemir Begic. He pleaded guilty in April ...

Peru begins requesting passports and visas from Venezuelans

AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) - Riot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country.

The new requirements took effect Saturday as an influx of Venezuelans rushed to a border crossing in the region of Tumbes.

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