Pompeo lifts hiring freeze at State Department

Newly-installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he is lifting the department’s hiring freeze, a policy put into place by his predecessor that irked State Department employees.

Two new confirmations bring Trump’s circuit judges to 21

The Senate confirmed two more of President Trump's appeals court nominees Tuesday, bringing his total to 21 circuit judges placed on the bench in his 16 months in office.

President Obama only had nine circuit court judges approved at this point in his tenure.

Joel Carson III, a part-time magistrate ...

Two new confirmations bring Trump’s circuit judges to 21

The Senate confirmed two more of President Trump's appeals court nominees Tuesday, bringing his total to 21 circuit judges placed on the bench in his 16 months in office.

President Obama only had nine circuit court judges approved at this point in his tenure.

Joel Carson III, a part-time magistrate ...

AP announces new system to replace exit polling

The Associated Press announced a new voter survey on Tuesday to replace traditional in-person exit polls.

The wire service says it has been concerned with the accuracy of the exit polling and it wanted a new system for the upcoming election cycle. In 2016, the exit poll was far ...

AP announces new system to replace exit polling

The Associated Press announced a new voter survey on Tuesday to replace traditional in-person exit polls.

The wire service says it has been concerned with the accuracy of the exit polling and it wanted a new system for the upcoming election cycle. In 2016, the exit poll was far ...

Complaints say Natchez violated Mississippi open meeting act

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Several complaints have been filed against a Mississippi city for privately negotiating a contract that increases garbage collection prices by 25 percent.

The Clarion-Ledger reported Monday that the private negotiation of the contract by Natchez officials may have violated the state's open meetings act. The Mississippi ...

Donald Trump praises sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed on duty

President Trump cited the death of a Border Patrol agent Tuesday as an example of the need for tougher immigration policies, declaring "enough is enough."

Speaking at the 37th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the Capitol, Mr. Trump said the death of Agent Rogelio Martinez last November in ...

CIA nominee regrets agency undertook harsh interrogation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid an intensifying public debate on torture, President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA on Tuesday said the harsh interrogation program the agency ran at black sites after the Sept. 11 attacks should not have been undertaken.

Gina Haspel's letter to the top Democrat on the ...

Gas station clerk arraigned in fatal shooting of customer

DETROIT (AP) - A 26-year-old gas station clerk has been arraigned in the fatal shooting of a customer inside the west side Detroit business.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Rami Ali Jaber of Dearborn Heights appeared Tuesday in 36th District Court on first-degree murder and gun charges.

Prosecutors say ...

New Kansas law to compensate wrongfully convicted defendants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - People wrongfully convicted in Kansas will qualify to collect $65,000 for each year they were incarcerated under a bill the governor signed into law Tuesday.

At a signing ceremony at the Mount Zion Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, Gov. Jeff Colyer turned to ...

German firm’s ex-employees on trial for gun sales to Mexico

BERLIN (AP) - Six former employees of German gun maker Heckler & Koch are on trial for breaching arms control laws in the sale of firearms to Mexico.

At the trial's opening Tuesday, prosecutors accused the defendants of delivering almost 4,500 assault rifles, ammunition and accessories to areas of unrest ...