Jerry Brown signs order deploying National Guard to border

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an order Wednesday deploying National Guard troops to the border, making good on his promise to support President Trump's request but on his own terms.

Mr. Brown said up to 400 troops will help Homeland Security go after criminal gangs, human smugglers, drug traffickers and ...

Missouri Gov. Greitens banks on public backing in not resigning

Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt insiders" and "career politicians."

Bob Goodlatte to subpoena James Comey memos

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is preparing to issue a subpoena to force the Justice Department to turn over former FBI Director James B. Comey's memos that he wrote — and then had leaked — detailing his interactions with President Trump.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the ...

Michael Avenatti says Stormy Daniels ‘likely’ to sue Trump for defamation

President Trump's Twitter habit may have led him into a defamation lawsuit.

The attorney for Stormy Daniels said Wednesday that the porn star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is "likely" going to sue Mr. Trump for defamation.

"We're likely going to be amending our complaint, we're looking at doing ...

No criminal charges for immigration agents over deadly crash

DELANO, Calif. (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed against two federal immigration agents over a Central California crash that killed two people who were in the country illegally.

Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced the decision Wednesday.

Santo Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto died last month in ...

James Comey’s ‘Higher Loyalty’ book gets anger, praise on Capitol Hill

As the publicity blitz for James Comey's new book hits overdrive, mixed reaction has poured in from Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers defending the fired FBI director and others warning he could soon face criminal charges for writing his tell-all tale.

"A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership" paints a ...

Hawaii lawmakers consider bump stock ban after Las Vegas

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are discussing two bills that would tighten the state's already strict gun regulations.

One bill would ban bump stocks, a device used by the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting last October that killed 58 people. Bump stocks allow guns to be fired like assault ...

Pittsburgh police told to prepare for Mueller protests

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police major crimes detectives have been told to bring uniforms and protective gear to work so they're prepared for possible demonstrations if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller.

Public safety officials and the mayor have confirmed the authenticity of a memo obtained by news ...

Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:

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April 12

Lexington Herald-Leader on lawmakers and sexual harassment:

Who paid and how much were the most important questions raised by a confidential sexual harassment settlement that divided Kentucky Republicans and gave the legislature a black eye.

Investigators for the Legislative Ethics Commission ...

IRS overhaul passed by House

The House moved Wednesday to force an overhaul on the IRS, voting to press the tax collection agency to become more customer-friendly — just a day after the agency suffered a deeply embarrassing computer outage on the day taxes were due.

The IRS said it got the systems up and ...

The Latest: Missouri governor wants AG barred from probe

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

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Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have asked a judge to block Attorney General Josh Hawley from any investigation or prosecution of the governor.

A filing in Cole County Circuit Court says Hawley ...