New Jersey’s Budget Would Raise Taxes on Almost Everything

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy proposed taxing online-room booking, ride-sharing, marijuana, e-cigarettes and Internet transactions along with raising taxes on millionaires and retail sales to fund a record $37.4 billion budget that would boost spending on schools,...

Trump proposes ‘Space Force’ to protect final frontier

The Space Cadets want you!

President Trump said Tuesday that he was considering the creation of a "space force" to extend U.S. military power into the final frontier.

"Think of it, a Space Force," Mr. Trump told troops at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

He said the ...

Embattled New Mexico Democratic Party chairman resigns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The embattled chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico has resigned.

Richard Ellenberg announced his resignation in a letter Tuesday following a state party convention where he was accused of questioning the credibility of sexual misconduct allegations against a union leader.

Ellenberg also had faced ...

The Latest: Many bills left as legislative session nears end

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the closing days of the Indiana 2018 legislative session (all times local):

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Indiana's legislative session is hurtling to its planned midweek close, with lawmakers putting off much of their final work until the final day.

Legislators informally agreed during joint committee meetings ...

Senator’s harassment allegation highlights enduring issue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland state senator's allegation that a lobbyist inappropriately touched her in a bar is putting a new spotlight on the potential pitfalls when lawmakers and lobbyists get together after dark.

It comes at a time when women lawmakers are proposing a measure to require lobbyists ...

Survivor of California Christmas massacre is joining walkout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katrina Yuzefpolsky was 8 when a man dressed as Santa Claus shot her in the face and killed nine of her family members with guns and a homemade flamethrower at a Christmas Eve party in Southern California.

More than nine years later, Katrina is 17 and ...

Wisconsin Democrats introduce gun safety bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats have introduced new legislation to improve school safety.

Democrats released the package Tuesday, a day before a national student walkout to honor victims of last month's Florida school shooting and demand tighter gun restrictions.

The bills would increase aid for school mental health programs ...

Mitch McConnell: Pompeo ‘Excellent’ Choice to Head State Dept.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised President Donald Trump's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson, saying on Twitter that he was "certain" Pompeo will make an "excellent secretary of state."McConnell, the six-term Kentucky...

Wynn Resorts drops claims against Japanese tycoon Okada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wynn Resorts has dropped all claims against co-founder Kazuo Okada, a Japanese business tycoon the company had accused of paying bribes to Philippine government officials.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Wynn Resorts on Monday voluntarily withdrew its claims of breach of fiduciary responsibility against Okada, founder ...

Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence

From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the ...