Similar GOP candidates vie for Arizona Rep. Franks’ seat

PHOENIX (AP) - A dozen Republicans are facing off in the special primary election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, and voters may have a hard time distinguishing one from the other.

The top Republicans in the race for the conservative 8th Congressional District include former state Sens. ...

Adam Schiff says Robert Mueller Russian indictments don’t rule out collusion

Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday the indictment of 13 Russians involved in meddling with the 2016 election doesn't close the case on whether the Trump campaign was involved.

But the California Democrat admitted the Obama administration should have done more when it became known in 2014 that Russians were attempting ...

Florida suspect’s red flags weren’t enough to stop gun buy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.

In Florida, that wasn't enough for relatives, authorities or his ...

Trey Gowdy praises Robert Mueller, says Russia investigation on right track

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and several companies for interfering in the 2016 election shows Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on the right track.

"This is exactly what we wanted him to do," Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

Jeff Sessions stands by recusal in Russia investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday he stands by his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians during the 2016 election.

He also said his department is reviewing 27 cases concerning leaks of classified information, including looking into the ...

Massachusetts: Beware of scammers targeting immigrants

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts' attorney general has launched a campaign to educate residents about scammers who swindle people out of money by pretending to be qualified to provide immigration legal advice or services.

The campaign launched by Attorney General Maura Healey's office targets so-called "notario fraud."

The attorney general's office ...

Florida AG Bondi Urges Public to Report Suspicious Social Behavior

Hoping to turn social media apps and websites into a useful tool for law enforcement in lieu of their growing ability to feed bad ideas into the minds of the impressionable, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is calling on kids and parents to report suspicious social media...

Georgia legislature gets expanded sexual harassment policy

ATLANTA (AP) - Leaders of the Georgia House and Senate on Thursday adopted an expanded sexual harassment policy requiring state lawmakers to receive training every two years.

The new policy also includes sections on lawmaker' interactions with lobbyists and part-time employees, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports .

The changes come as ...

Democrats optimistic as midterm ballot is taking shape

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Democrats like what they see when they scan how the midterm election ballot is taking shape.

That's even as Republicans recently welcomed a well-heeled contender to this year's Senate race.

Voters will be going to the polls in November to pick one of their ...

Politico: GOP Allaying Candidates’ Fears of Dems’ Midterms Wave

Facing the historically bad wave in the midterms of a new controlling party's first term, Republicans are slowly managing to turn the tide by luring competitive candidates into 2018 Senate and gubernatorial races, as Politico chronicled Sunday."Republicans are in a little...

Trump blasts FBI over Florida school shooting, faces backlash

President Trump is facing backlash Sunday for suggesting the FBI missed warnings about the Florida school shooter because it was too busy focusing on possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who has often been a vocal critic of the president, said it ...

James Mattis, Rex Tillerson tread carefully on U.S.-Turkey relations

Defense Secretary James Mattis says the there should be no question about the U.S. military alliance with Turkey or Ankara's commitment to NATO, despite despite deep disagreements over the way forward in Syria's war.

"Having an alliance doesn't mean you don't have issues between allies," Mr. Mattis told reporters over ...

Some ask, would Iowa victims’ rights bill help victims?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A push to add language to the Iowa Constitution that ensures the rights of crime victims is moving through the Legislature despite opposition from a crime victims group and prosecutors as well as problems in other states that have enacted similar laws.

The law, being ...

The Latest: Rubio: State should consider bill on guns

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):

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In the wake of the high school shooting that killed 17 people, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says Florida should consider enacting a law that would allow family members or law enforcement officials ...

Mueller Indictments Are a Huge Victory for Trump

Michael Goodwin, New York Post
After 18 months of Russia, Russia, Russia, we finally meet a cast of real Russians. But par for the convoluted course, they were pretending to be Americans. The indictments obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller on Vladimir Putin’s attempts to create discord in the 2016 election and eventually support Donald Trump are important both for what they say and what they don’t say.

Trump undercuts H.R. McMaster on Russia claims

President Donald Trump is undercutting a top aide again - this time national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster.

McMaster told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. Trump tweeted late Saturday that McMaster left out some details.

"General McMaster forgot ...

Lankford: No Assault Rifle Ban, Maybe Stricter Background Checks

Sen. James Lankford said Sunday he's dead-set against a ban on assault-type rifles in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida - because "the problem is not owning an AR-15, it's the person that owns it."In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," the Oklahoma...

Sen. Rounds: ‘There Will Be Hell to Pay’ if Russia Meddles Again

After concluding Russia has used social media campaigns to sow discord in the U.S. elections -while failing to hack the vote counts - the goal of Congress is now to assure Americans our elections are "sacrosanct" and make Russians aware "there will be hell to pay" if they...

Retired photojournalist chronicled historic events

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - When Gene Herrick photographed Rosa Parks being fingerprinted by a white police officer, he didn't know it would become an iconic image of the civil rights movement.

The photograph is one of the first images that pop up when you search Parks' name on Google. ...

Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa’s Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The former South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against Jacob Zuma, the ex-president who left office last week following a series of scandals.

A group called AfriForum said Sunday that Gerrie Nel, head of ...