Arkansas lawmakers still concerned about campus gun safety

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas college administrators say guns at school haven't caused any notable problems since being allowed, but some lawmakers are still concerned about campus safety.

The college semester currently finishing up is the first since state firearms instructors began offering courses for new enhanced concealed-carry licenses. ...

Missouri bill to expand crime victim confidentiality passes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill to expand an address confidentiality program to cover all crime victims who fear for their safety.

Senators voted 32-0 Friday to give the bill final approval. The state program now allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking and ...

Ex-CIA contractor pleads guilty to keeping classified info

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former CIA contractor has pleaded guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials.

Fifty-three-year-old Reynaldo Regis of Fort Washington, Maryland, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prosecutors say Regis worked for a government contractor and was assigned to the CIA between ...

Donald Trump: I still have confidence in EPA’s Scott Pruitt

President Trump said Friday he still has confidence in embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, telling reporters he's standing by the agency chief despite a rash of negative headlines and internal investigations.

"Yes, I do," the president said when asked if he still has faith in Mr. Pruitt, the former attorney ...

Pat Toomey says Donald Trump lacks the power to withdraw from NAFTA

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania is warning President Trump that he has no authority to unilaterally pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Toomey said he and other Republicans in Congress won't allow Mr. Trump to ...

Donald Trump to huddle with Senate GOP next week

President Trump will make the short trip to the Capitol on Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans, where he's expected to take a victory lap on the ongoing North Korea negotiations and to plot strategy for selling the improving economy to voters.

Sen. John Barasso, chairman of the Senate Republican ...

GOP activists hold convention at unusual place _ a mosque

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A small group of Republican activists is holding its annual convention at a Twin Cities mosque. It's an unusual setting for a party with an uneasy relationship with Islam, and it started with two guys talking to each other.

Abdulahi Farah runs programs at Dar al-Farooq ...

Immigration agent sentenced in Kansas leak case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who sent a Wichita television news anchor sensitive law enforcement material has been sentenced to the six months he has already spent in jail.

Andrew J. Pleviak declined to make a statement before his sentencing Friday to ...

Trump plan for drug prices won’t include direct negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to unveil his long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices after more than a year of bold promises to tackle pharmacy costs that are squeezing millions of Americans.

But the strategy to be outlined in a speech Friday will not include a key ...

Tim Kaine to oppose Gina Haspel nomination

Sen. Tim Kaine announced Friday that he will vote against President Trump's nominee for CIA director.

"There have been many casualties of the war against terrorism; among them was the moral judgment by those in our government who were complicit in the use of torture. Gina Haspel has served this ...

Rapper Juelz Santana pleads not guilty to airport gun charge

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Rapper Juelz Santana says he's working on new music while under home confinement after authorities said he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport.

In federal court on Thursday, his lawyer entered a not guilty plea to charges of possession ...

Lindsey Graham on John McCain: ‘We’re not talking about funerals’

Sen. Lindsey Graham said that he discussed the future with Sen. John McCain during their last meeting in an interview released Friday.

"We talked about what we could do this summer. Maybe doing some events, if he gets a little stronger, at the McCain Institute," Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, ...