BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a woman who threatened law enforcement officers with a weapon in south-central Idaho has died after officers opened fire.
The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Thursday says 53-year-old Kerry Lee Nield died at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in a Boise hospital ...
No state faces higher stakes in the government shutdown showdown than Texas, where both DACA and border security could have a huge impact on the state’s political future. Texas has … Click to Continue »
Gov. Sam Brownback is another step closer to leaving Kansas and joining the Trump administration. His nomination to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom once again had to go through … Click to Continue »
Facing a possible government shutdown back in Washington, President Trump told blue-collar workers at a factory in Pennsylvania Thursday that he is winning the battle over federal "power brokers" who don't represent working Americans.
"America doesn't belong to the Washington power-brokers, it belongs to you," Mr. Trump told employees at ...
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio raised the possibility that Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., may have committed treason by sharply criticizing President Donald Trump this week.
Rex Tillerson's mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national … Click to Continue »
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he believes congressional redistricting should be taken out of the hands of politicians, "regardless of who the governor is or what party's in power." The … Click to Continue »
The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program dubbed the "holy grail" because it allows U.S. spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign … Click to Continue »
A lawyer for imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah on Thursday zeroed in on what he called the improper dismissal of a holdout juror in his appeal of the congressman's … Click to Continue »
Michigan's unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.6 percent in December while the size of the state's workforce grew by 12,000 people. Figures released Thursday by … Click to Continue »
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has zeroed in on the dismissal of a holdout juror in his appeal of the congressman's racketeering conviction.
Fattah's attorney, Bruce Merenstein, told a panel of federal judges in Philadelphia on Thursday that there wasn't a good enough ...
A divided state House narrowly voted Thursday to let charter schools receive revenue from voter-approved property tax hikes that now only goes to traditional public schools, a move that cleared … Click to Continue »
Illinois education administrators are seeking to double the amount of money public schools get in the coming year. The State Board of Education has approved a request for $7.5 billion … Click to Continue »
The Kansas Corporation Commission is studying how recently enacted federal tax cuts could affect public utilities. The KCC on Thursday announced the general investigation and ordered utilities to track all … Click to Continue »
President Trump has a lot of potential conflicts of interest as president – but there's no law that specifically requires a commander in chief to remove themselves from all of their business interests. The Fix's Peter W. Stevenson explains why presidents usually put their assets in a "blind trust" to avoid problems.
"It’s important for the world to know that’s not how we think, that’s not how we feel,” Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) said at a Thursday afternoon news conference. “The people from these countries, the leadership of these countries, were hurt."
Even Republicans reject the idea that Trump advocated this month.
A key legislative committee that oversees transportation in Massachusetts has new leadership in the Senate. Winthrop Democrat Joseph Boncore (Bon-COR'-ee) was named Thursday as Senate chair of the Joint Committee … Click to Continue »
Boston and neighboring Somerville remained in contention Thursday to serve as host city for Amazon's second North American headquarters, but a number of other prospective sites in Massachusetts were eliminated. … Click to Continue »
The House on Thursday voted to officially start debate on a temporary spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown, though significant hurdles to final passage remained at both ends of the Capitol.
The House passed the rules for debate on the bill, which would extend government funding for ...
New Hampshire's failed bid for Amazon's second headquarters ultimately will succeed in attracting other businesses, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday, drawing quick criticism from doubtful Democrats. Seattle-based Amazon on … Click to Continue »
Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives … Click to Continue »
Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season — the longest researchers … Click to Continue »
Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's … Click to Continue »
A network of 69 weather monitoring stations used to issue warnings for tornados and flash floods across Kentucky would be eliminated under the latest budget proposal from the state's Republican … Click to Continue »
Jordan and Israel appeared on Thursday to be putting behind them a diplomatic crisis triggered by the killing last summer of two Jordanians by an Israeli embassy guard. A report … Click to Continue »
University professors and students are lending their expertise to local police departments looking for new ways to rebuild relationships and accountability with the communities they serve. Universities "can explore grant … Click to Continue »
A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when … Click to Continue »
Americans prefer Democrats in control of Congress after the 2018 midterms, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll Thursday.
On Tuesday, Steve Bannon spent hours behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee. It was rough. The former White House chief strategist stonewalled lawmakers, they said, even after members from both parties issued a subpoena. Then, on Wednesday, CNN reported that Bannon has struck a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for an interview.
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African nations are ahead of the U.S. in some respects.