S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Dozens of conservative activists attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station Monday following a visit to potential venues for performances during ...

Opening statements to begin in Pennsylvania mayor’s trial

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the federal corruption trial of the mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city.

Prosecutors say Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski ran a pay-to-play scheme. He's accused of trading more than $150,000 in city contracts for campaign donations that fueled his aborted runs ...

Jury selection to start in trial of NY governor’s ex-aide

NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime aide to New York's governor is going on trial on charges he used his relationship with him to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

Jury selection starts Monday in federal court in Manhattan in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a ...

On Shutdown, Democrats Have a Lot of Explaining to Do

Alice Stewart, CNN
When is a spending deal not a spending deal? When it's a DACA deal.It's pretty simple: funding bills should be about appropriations, not immigration. Unfortunately, Democrats let politics take priority over policy, thus paralyzing any compromise, ultimately shutting down the government.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. LAWMAKERS PURSUE DEAL TO END SHUTDOWN Senate moderates in both parties search … Click to Continue »

Dems reject deal, shutdown to last into Monday

Senators were reaching for a deal overnight Sunday to try to end a 2-day-old government shutdown, hoping to prevent the worst of the effects of furloughs that hits in earnest on Monday.

Republican leaders made a last-minute overture, promising to hold a broad immigration debate over the ensuing weeks, but ...