Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.

It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their ...

Robert Mueller seeks immunity for five witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Mueller's office told a federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday that they were seeking to compel the witnesses to testify under condition of immunity.


Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors.

Cuomo raised more than $6 million in the first half of 2018 and now has $31 million in his re-election account, according to ...

Ethics panel hearing complaint against Alaska lawmaker

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A legislative ethics panel met Tuesday to discuss whether an Alaska state representative violated ethics law by disclosing to a reporter the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.

Republican Rep. David Eastman requested the formal hearing on the probable cause finding, which was released ...

Trump Trips, But His Critics Melt Down

Steve Cortes, RealClearPolitics
Regarding his Helsinki joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, perhaps President Trump should channel Frank Sinatra and croon, “Regrets, I’ve had a few…but then again, too few to mention.”

State lawmakers accused of harassment are running for office

Dozens of state lawmakers nationwide have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the beginning of 2017. Here are those running for re-election or another office since the allegations surfaced:


- Rep. Don Shooter, R, expelled from office Feb. 1 by an overwhelming House vote after an investigation ...

Lawyers to focus on addressing immigrant children’s trauma

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawyers who helped reunite two Central American children and their parents who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by federal authorities said Tuesday that their focus now is on ensuring the children get treatment for the trauma they suffered.

The 14-year-old girl from El ...

Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Tuesday it plans to deport Orlando Vilchez Lazo to his ...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:

Southwest Times Record. July 15, 2018.

The ongoing lawsuit regarding city directors who violated the Freedom of Information Act continues, despite relatively easy ways to end the entire mess: 1. Admit you messed up. 2. Agree not to do it again. ...

Idaho voters to decide whether to expand Medicaid

Idaho voters will decide this fall whether to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, state Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Tuesday, after proponents turned in more than enough signatures to put the issue on the general-election ballot.

Mr. Denney certified the initiative, which required grassroots supporters to collect 56,192 signatures from ...

Sparks fly at hearing on anti-conservative bias in tech

Lawmakers clashed Tuesday at a contentious hearing over claims that social media platforms and tech companies are biased against conservative viewpoints.Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee said the hearing...

US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant recruit who was booted from the military after enlisting with a promised path to citizenship.

Brazilian immigrant Lucas Calixto filed a lawsuit against the Army last month, saying the Defense Department hadn't given him a chance to defend himself ...