Court says election dispute to be settled by House panel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's up to a special committee of the Democratic-controlled Connecticut House of Representatives to determine the ultimate winner of a legislative election.

In a decision read Friday from the bench, the Connecticut Supreme Court says it's up to the House, not the state's highest court, to ...

New asylum policy could invite more illegal border crossings

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - The Trump administration's decision to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts was made with crucial details still unknown. That creates uncertainty along the border and possibly an incentive for people to cross illegally before the change take effect.

The ...

Inside the Trump-Congress Christmas meltdown

Don Young had had enough.House lawmakers were in the midst of a marathon voting session on Thursday - a 35-vote slog demanded by a single lawmaker - when the cantankerous Alaska Republican stormed down the aisle of...

Court denies Poliquin’s bid to block successor’s swearing-in

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal appeals court has denied the latest effort by New England's last remaining Republican congressman to declare unconstitutional Maine's new election system, which was used for the first time in a congressional race.

A three-judge panel at the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ...

A border wall by any other name … is steel slats?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The "big beautiful wall" has now become "steel slats."

President Donald Trump is tweaking the words he uses to describe the barrier he's hoping to build along the U.S.-Mexico border, in part because Democrats appear more likely to sign off on a bill that gives money for ...

A Shutdown May Be Worse for Republicans Than Usual

Ed Rogers, Washington Post
Usually, in these budget battles, the government shuts down, Republicans take a pounding for a few days and the government reopens. The half-life of any political damage to the GOP is actually very short. But, as is often the case, Trump may take us to a completely new and different place.

Judge rules in favor of University of Wyoming in gun case

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming judge has ruled that state law does not prevent local governments from regulating guns manufactured outside of Wyoming.

The Laramie Boomerang reports the ruling this week by Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken came as part of a lawsuit against the University of ...

Protesters in Hungary reject Orban’s nationalist government

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests in Budapest sparked by labor reforms but also rooted in discontent with the government's limits on academic freedom, corruption and other issues.

The satiric Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party hosted a downtown march Friday evening in the Hungarian ...

The Latest: Kasich abortion bill veto could set up showdown

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Latest on two pending Ohio abortion bills (all times local):

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has vetoed for a second time an abortion bill that would have imposed one of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation.

In a veto message Friday, ...

US Census Bureau: Indiana gains 32K residents in 2018

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) - A new U.S. Census Bureau estimate shows that Indiana's population grew by nearly 32,000 residents this year, which a demographer calls the state's strongest annual gain in nearly a decade.

Indiana's population increased this year to almost 6,691,900 people, which is less than half a percentage ...