GOP vows to fight ruling on North Carolina House districts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A federal court's decision to strike down North Carolina's congressional map has cast uncertainty over the state's 2018 U.S. House races and thrust the state into a national debate over reducing the role of partisanship in drawing electoral districts.

The state's Republican leaders have vowed to ...

Tillis: White House Meeting Important Step on DACA

Tuesday's White House meeting on immigration was an important step toward getting both Democrats and Republicans working together on a legislative solution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Sen. Thom Tillis said Wednesday.

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed...

Donald Trump hails tax-cut bonuses for workers, predicts more to come

With more and more companies handing out bonuses and bigger retirement benefits to employees, President Trump praised the actions Wednesday as a positive, unintended consequence of his new tax-cut law.

"Since that tax cut was enacted, more than 1 million workers have already received a tax-cut bonus, something that frankly ...

US resisting Feb. 2 deadline for bond hearings for Iraqis

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is asking for more time to comply with an order that would likely lead to the release of hundreds of Iraqi nationals who are under deportation orders.

In a court filing Wednesday, the government says it can't schedule bond hearings by Feb. 2 ...

DeSantis Asks Ryan to Declassify Trump Dossier Documents

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., tweeted that he requested House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to call on House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes to declassify any documents related to the dossier on President Donald Trump.

AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington's participation in the landmark accord, according to U.S. officials and others familiar with the administration's deliberations.

But ...

Fort Smith to appeal ruling that city violated FOIA

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Fort Smith will appeal a judge's ruling that city officials violated the Freedom of Information Act by conducting public meeting business through email.

The Times Record reports that City Administrator Carl Geffken announced Tuesday that May and August emails between him and three city ...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

RESTORE TAX FOR OIL-SPILL FUND, Jan. 9

President Donald Trump re-emphasized his unwise commitment to fossil fuels at any cost last week, when his administration retracted federal restrictions on oil exploration and drilling along the entire U.S. coastline, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans.

Strong ...

Trump: ‘Our current libel laws are a sham’

President Trump said Wednesday he wants to toughen the country’s libel laws, a week after accusing the author of an unflattering book about his presidency of publishing defamatory information about him and his family.