Kentucky House changes course on ex-speaker investigation

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House changed course Wednesday in the investigation of its ex-speaker, voting to disband a special committee that was formed to dig into a sexual harassment settlement that he secretly signed.

The committee later voted itself out of existence. The sudden reversal means the investigation ...

Indictment returned in pipe bomb attack on NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) - A Bangladeshi immigrant has been indicted in the failed pipe bombing of the New York subway system.

Akayed Ullah was charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization and other counts in the Wednesday grand jury document.

Ullah was the only person seriously hurt in ...

House GOP offers get-tough approach to DACA debate

Key House Republicans announced a new DACA-fix bill Wednesday that offers some of the strictest enforcement provisions on the table, saying any new legal status for Dreamers must be coupled with a crackdown on sanctuary cities and new workforce checks to stop businesses from hiring illegal immigrants.

Led by Judiciary ...

Tax law implementation to cost IRS nearly $500 million: Report

The IRS is going to need some $500 million over the next two years to implement the recently-passed $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill, according to an agency report released Wednesday.

That's on top of funding cuts that have already left the agency unable to keep up with many of its service ...

Kentucky Senate OKs proposal to boost crime victims’ rights

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has endorsed a proposal to award constitutional protections for crime victims, giving them a greater voice during their assailants' criminal proceedings.

Senators voted 34-1 Wednesday to pass the proposed constitutional amendment, wrapping up fast-track action. The vote came on the same day a ...