Canada pipeline protesters erect structure near tank farm

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) - Anti-pipeline activists are erecting a cedar protest structure within distance of Kinder Morgan's storage tank farm in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby.

A member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Will George, says he plans to occupy the so-called "watch house" to keep an eye on the ...

Bribery case puts spotlight on Cuomo, who could escape glare

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's one guaranteed outcome of the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo: another black eye for Albany's long tradition of pay-to-play politics.

A jury in Manhattan has been deliberating for more than a week in the case of Joseph Percoco, a ...

Despite promises, Florida won’t pass sexual harassment bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sexual misconduct was one of the most talked about topics as Florida lawmakers began their annual session, and now that it's wrapping up, the women who tried to pass bills to protect government workers from harassment are angry that nothing got done.

And one, Democratic Sen. ...

Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market.

Illinois Attorney General race a battle over independence

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The race for Illinois attorney general has become a battle of who in the a crowded field of candidates is most politically and financially independent - and who's most willing to take on public corruption in a state with a long history of it.

Among the ...

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE (AP) - Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.

The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal agencies, ...

Senate leadership fight full of intrigue, complications

BOSTON (AP) - Amid new twists and turns in the wide open race to be the next leader of the Massachusetts Senate, lawmakers are struggling to stay focused on major legislation pending in the current session.

Democratic Sen. John Keenan, of Quincy, is the latest member to signal his interest ...

Trump trip to Peru in April will be first visit to Latin America

President Trump will attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru next month, his first trip to Latin America, the White House said Saturday.

The summit will be held April 13-14, in Lima, Peru. Mr. Trump spoke on the phone with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski earlier this week about ...

Government lawyer high court: Don’t hear Blagojevich appeal

CHICAGO (AP) - A top federal government lawyer is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in a 34-page brief filed Friday, Solicitor General Noel John Francisco calls Blagojevich's appeal "unwarranted' and "without merit."

The brief comes after ...

Jeff Sessions defends decision to recuse himself from Russia investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Saturday defended his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

"I think that's what I had to do," he said while taking questions after a speech before the Federalist Society. "There is a specific regulation that says if you participate in a campaign — it ...

Fox News host dined with Trump this week

President Trump dined with Fox News' host Jesse Watters on Monday night.The dinner is further evidence of the president's close ties to the cable news network. Trump has often provided one-on-one...

Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market.

The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered ...

AG Sessions blasts nationwide injunctions in Federalist Society speech

In a speech to a conservative legal group Saturday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted federal judges for issuing nationwide injunctions that have blocked President Donald Trump from enacting his policies on everything from sanctuary cities to transgender troops serving in the military.

"In truth, this is a question of ...

Gorka: If Chaos Rules Trump’s White House, ‘Give Me More Chaos’

If it's true President Donald Trump's White House is filled with chaos, former adviser Sebastian Gorka said Friday he'd like to see even more of it going on."This isn't even 14 months into a Trump administration," Gorka told Fox News' Sean Hannity."The kinds of thing this...

Law firm announces pro bono help in Kansas deportation case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A large Kansas City law firm is offering free legal help to a Kansas chemist facing deportation.

The Polsinelli law firm said this week it will work with immigration lawyer Rekha Sharma-Crawford to secure the release of Syed Ahmed Jamal, who was arrested in January ...