Law didn’t cover child sex crime victims; DA undeterred

YORK, Pa. (AP) - The document she was about to present to the press was historic: More than 400 pages that described sex crimes against children in horrendous, relentless detail.

More than a decade later, activists credit the report for setting a precedent in Pennsylvania: This state - more than ...

People can lose right to carry gun, but get hunting license

YORK, Pa. (AP) - In the 1990s, John Wolfe lost the right to carry a gun.

But Wolfe bought hunting licenses for many years without running into a problem.

Wolfe used a shotgun that he bought when he was about 18 to shoot a nearly 11-inch turkey.

Then one December ...

Temporary workers visa program grows in western Idaho

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - On a cold Saturday afternoon in February, two dozen men wearily exited two white vans at Farmway Village in Caldwell, stretching their legs and fumbling for luggage. After a two-day drive from the Mexican border town of Nogales to the Treasure Valley, they were all likely ...

Sioux Falls sees more international food options

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - As the population in Sioux Falls grows, so does the city's palate.

An assortment of new and established ethnic grocery stores in town provides a variety of international foods, from Ethiopian and Eastern European, to Mexican and Asian.

Newly arrived immigrants are comforted with familiar ...

Organizers hope to draw half a million to gun control rally

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands are gathering in Washington Saturday for a protest that organizers claim will be a defining moment in the long-simmering national debate over gun-control legislation.

Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally are hoping to draw 500,000 protesters; that would match last year's women's march and ...

Minnesota barn invests in robot technology

MELROSE, Minn. (AP) - Isaak Hinnenkamp wasn't going to become a farmer.

That's what he said growing up in Melrose on a legacy dairy farm. Hinnenkamp, 34, left for college and stayed away for several years.

But he came back to his family's farm and to an industry plagued by ...

Benefits of lobbying evident for small drugmaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Lawmakers acted after a lobbying campaign ...

The Latest: Vermont House votes to raise age for gun buys

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Latest on the Vermont House voting on gun restrictions (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

The Vermont House has voted to raise the legal age state residents can purchase guns from 18 to 21.

Vermont Public Radio reports the vote was one of several that followed ...

Clapper Responds to Trump Tweet: ‘A Smear, Innuendo’

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Friday that he was "blindsided" by President Donald Trump's tweet attacking him for congressional testimony on his media contacts, slamming it as "a smear, innuendo."

Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) taunted President Trump on Twitter Friday evening after the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Trump threatened to veto the bill before ultimately signing it,...