Striking West Virginia teachers have eye on fall elections

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's teachers striking for the fourth day over low pay and rising insurance costs say state legislators are failing to learn their history and civics lessons, which may have to be driven home at the ballot box in November.

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Rep. Swalwell: Hicks’ WH Knowledge Makes Her a Valued Witness

Just before White House Communications Director Hope Hicks was to head into a closed-door hearing with the House Intelligence Committee, one of its members, Rep. Eric Swalwell said the committee does not confirm witnesses, but he did acknowledge that she would be a relevant...

High court: Held immigrants can’t get periodic bond hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren't entitled by law to periodic bond hearings.

The case is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who've spent long periods in custody. The group includes some people facing deportation because they've ...

Trump Not Planning to Ship Native Americans to India

President Donald Trump never proposed sending the U.S. population of about 3 million American Indians "back" to India, as a satirical news site claimed in a piece with fabricated tweets attributed to the president.

Paul Ryan on shooting: ‘There was a colossal breakdown’

House GOP leaders said Tuesday they will look to correct systemic problems in background checks and law enforcement they said led to the Florida shooting, but said that won't include taking away rights of law-abiding citizens.

"There was a colossal breakdown," Speaker Paul D. Ryan said after meeting with House ...

The Latest: Charity donor list emailed to Greitens camp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

A newly publicized email is shedding more light on how Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign obtained a donor list belonging to a veterans charity he founded.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported ...

The Latest: Charity donor list emailed to Greitens camp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

A newly publicized email is shedding more light on how Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign obtained a donor list belonging to a veterans charity he founded.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported ...

Lewinsky calls Clinton affair a ‘gross abuse of power’

NEW YORK (AP) - Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton "was not sexual assault" but "constituted a gross abuse of power."

Lewinsky writes in the March issue of "Vanity Fair" that she is "in awe of the sheer courage" of women who've ...

Report: Unraveling of Obamacare Will Leave 5 Million More Uninsured

The number of Americans without health insurance policies would skyrocket by about 5 million under President Donald Trump's proposal to allow people to buy short-term, bare-bones plans and skirt the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study by Urban Research...

GOP’s Fung opposes limits on semi-automatic weapons

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung is making his first comments on gun policy since a gunman killed 17 students at a high school in Parkland, Florida, nearly two weeks ago.

The Cranston mayor told WPRI-TV in an interview on Monday that he opposes a proposed state ...

GOP’s Fung opposes limits on semi-automatic weapons

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung is making his first comments on gun policy since a gunman killed 17 students at a high school in Parkland, Florida, nearly two weeks ago.

The Cranston mayor told WPRI-TV in an interview on Monday that he opposes a proposed state ...

One state pursues ‘end of ObamaCare,’ setting stage for new fight

Idaho has become ground zero in a new ObamaCare fight, with officials pursuing major changes that could serve as a national model for other states looking to expand insurance options in defiance of the law – even as Democrats warn of higher costs for vulnerable customers.

College, high school students plan walkout in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A group of college and high school students in Springfield, Missouri, are planning a citywide walkout next month to rally support for what they described as "common sense gun legislation."

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the walkout is planned for March 23. The Feb. 14 ...

John Hickenlooper: Gun debate shows urban-rural divide on the issue

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado said Tuesday the gun debate shows the urban-rural divide on the issue and goes beyond Congress and the National Rifle Association.

"People living in the urban-suburban areas, I think, have to go listen harder and understand better the relationship — a lot of people ...

Haas to step down as Wisconsin Elections Commission leader

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Embattled Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas said Tuesday that he will step down and not pursue legal options to challenge the state Senate's rejection of his confirmation last month, saying "it is time for this foolishness to end."

Haas also issued a warning, saying Wisconsin ...

Haas to step down as Wisconsin Elections Commission leader

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Embattled Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas said Tuesday that he will step down and not pursue legal options to challenge the state Senate's rejection of his confirmation last month, saying "it is time for this foolishness to end."

Haas also issued a warning, saying Wisconsin ...

The Latest: Closing arguments begin at Cuomo’s ex-aide trial

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on closing arguments in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local):

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A prosecutor argued at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he proved ...