Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.

Since the Department of Justice ...

Minnesota man goes from life in prison to political activist

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - At 15 years old, Elizer Darris expected to die in prison.

Now, after spending most of his adult life behind bars - he was convicted of second-degree murder - he uses his time to effect political change.

The St. Cloud Times reports that Darris, ...

South Dakota limits voters’ ability to put issues on ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The 2016 election was the tipping point.

South Dakota voters passed a sweeping campaign finance and ethics law, and legislators quickly struck it down.

They have been chipping away at voters' ability to bring issues to the ballot ever since.

A year after Initiated Measure ...

Samsung denies Pyeongchang Olympic lobbying allegation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a ...

Raul Castro leaves Cuba with new freedoms, deep problems

HAVANA (AP) - In 2008 Raul Castro took over a country where most people couldn't own computers or cellphones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses or enter resort hotels.

Castro set about re-engineering the system he had helped create and Cuba opened dramatically over his decade in ...

Comey pulls no punches with Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey declared President Trump is "morally unfit" to lead the nation, telling a nationwide television audience it is "possible" the Russians have compromised the president and that there is "evid...

James Comey calls Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

In his first sit-down interview since being fired as FBI director, James Comey didn't hold back his contempt for President Trump.

Prostitutes, impeachment and Putin—nothing was off limits in the one-hour ABC special that comes just days before the release "Higher Loyalty," Mr. Comey's tell-all about his time in the ...

Donald Trump’s Syria strike authority under debate in Congress

President Trump told Congress on Sunday that he was exercising commander-in-chief powers when he ordered strikes on Syria's chemical weapons capability, insisting the action on Saturday was "in the vital national security" interests of the U.S.

The claim — which is different from the justification administration officials gave last week ...

Loretta Lynch defends handling of Clinton email probe, pushes back on Comey

Former attorney general Loretta Lynch defended her handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server on Sunday amid criticism from former FBI director James Comey.

In a statement on Sunday, Ms. Lynch said she "fought corruption of all types" during her tenure at the Justice Department, "whether by ...