Puerto Ricans sue Florida officials for ballots in Spanish

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Newly-arrived Puerto Ricans are suing to have 32 Florida counties print ballots and other elections materials in Spanish ahead of November's midterm elections.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court demands that elections officials provide ballots, registration materials and voting guides in Spanish in ...

Puerto Ricans sue Florida officials for ballots in Spanish

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Newly-arrived Puerto Ricans are suing to have 32 Florida counties print ballots and other elections materials in Spanish ahead of November's midterm elections.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court demands that elections officials provide ballots, registration materials and voting guides in Spanish in ...

Senate panel approves Trump’s nominee for consumer watchdog

The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Kathy Kraninger as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as Republicans overlooked the protests of Democrats who said President Donald Trump's nominee is unqualified to lead the consumer watchdog.

Senate Democrats rail against reported guns-in-schools idea

Senate Democrats on Thursday railed against reported plans that the Trump administration is looking at using federal funding to let school districts buy guns for teachers, saying the news threatens to scuttle bipartisan work on a massive spending package the Senate is considering this week.

Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday ...

Trump turns to Fox friend for coveted interview

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt was by turn sympathetic and gently probing during her interview with President Donald Trump that aired on Thursday, yet was also caught mischaracterizing one of his answers while promoting the event.

The "Fox & Friends" co-host had a coveted yet pressure-filled opportunity. ...

Trump turns to Fox friend for coveted interview

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt was by turn sympathetic and gently probing during her interview with President Donald Trump that aired on Thursday, yet was also caught mischaracterizing one of his answers while promoting the event.

The "Fox & Friends" co-host had a coveted yet pressure-filled opportunity. ...

Election handicapper moves 10 races toward Dems

Election handicapper Sabato's Crystal Ball shifted 10 House races toward Democrats on Thursday, including the election involving recently indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.).The handicapper moved Hunter's race i...

Argentine authorities carry out raid at Fernandez’s home

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentine authorities carried out a raid at an apartment owned by former President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday as part of a case investigating widespread corruption.

Fernandez, who is now a senator, has been accused of orchestrating a bribe scheme in the granting of public works ...

Dan Patrick says CNN, MSNBC ‘accomplices’ in Mollie Tibbetts’ murder

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick claimed on Fox News Thursday that the Democrats and left-leaning media are "accomplices" in the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom," Mr. Patrick, a Republican, said the Democrats were dragging their feet on bipartisan immigration reform because they're trying to ...

Italian rights guarantor boards migrant ship blocked in port

ROME (AP) - A delegation from the office of Italy's guarantor of personal rights boarded a coast guard ship docked at a Sicilian port on Thursday, to evaluate the plight of 150 asylum-seekers rescued a week ago but forced to stay onboard by the nation's staunchly anti-migrant interior minister.

The ...

Clinton back on campaign trail for Democratic fundraisers

Hillary Clinton is stepping back into politics this fall when she’ll headline a number of Democratic National Committee fundraisers, in an effort to raise money for candidates ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections.

Pompeo to visit NKorea next week, names Ford exec as envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said they both would visit Pyongyang next week.

Pompeo announced that he had chosen Stephen Biegun to handle day-to-day negotiations with the North ...

Trump admin. should upgrade its Obamacare outreach: GAO

The Trump administration must do a better job of managing Obamacare to improve enrollment, a government watchdog said Thursday, starting with the return of signups targets that would spur officials to root out new and healthy enrollees.

The Government Accountability Office also said the administration missed an opportunity to herd ...

The Latest: Woman gets 5 years for leaking secret report

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on a woman accused of leaking a classified report on Russian hacking (all times local):

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A Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to leaking a secret U.S. report has been sentenced to more than five years.

Reality Winner was sentenced Thursday by a ...

Sen. Mike Rounds: Jeff Sessions ‘truly a man of principle’

Senator Mike Rounds defended his former Senate colleague Jeff Sessions on Thursday after President Trump slammed the attorney general in an interview.

"We have a great deal of respect for Attorney General Sessions. We've known him personally," the South Dakota Republican said on CNN's "New Day," "and I can tell ...

California congressman and wife face arraignment on charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret faced arraignment Thursday in San Diego on charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses.

The California Republican and his wife were due in federal court at late morning to answer to an indictment alleging they ...