The Latest: Murphy takes aim at NJ’s tax credits in speech

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's state of the state address (all times local):

2 p.m.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy compared the state's tax incentive program to "crony capitalism" and says it's time start a new one that caps rewards and has tighter ...

William Barr dodges questions about his earlier statements on Roe v. Wade

William Barr, President Trump's attorney general nominee, dodged questions Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about statements he made on overturning Roe v. Wade nearly 30 years ago.

In 1991, Mr. Barr said Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. About a year later, he predicted the decision legalizing abortion in ...

West Virginia: Proposal to give $10m for Trump’s border wall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump's wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia's ...

Mueller not ready for Trump aide’s sentencing, filing says

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Gates, a former senior campaign aide to President Donald Trump, will have to wait at least another two months for his sentencing date in the Russia investigation, prosecutors said Tuesday.

In a new court filing, special counsel Robert Mueller's team said they're not ready for Gates' ...

After rule change, senator says she’s been sexually harassed

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state senator has announced from the Senate floor that she has recently been sexually harassed.

Sen. Renee Unterman of Buford said Tuesday that she hadn't seen sexual harassment in her previous 29 years as an elected official but had been a victim "in the last ...

Detained lawsuit victor wins restraining order against ICE

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Salvadoran woman who was detained during a routine check-in after successfully suing a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has won a restraining order against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Baltimore Sun reports a federal judge on Monday issued the order, directing ICE ...

William P. Barr, AG nominee, says border needs walls ‘right now’

Attorney General nominee William P. Barr said Tuesday that the U.S. does need fencing on the border with Mexico, and delivered a fierce rebuke to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate in identifying illegal immigrants, saying they entice more people to break the law.

"We need money right now for ...

House cancels vacation to work on ending shutdown

The House will skip its planned weeklong vacation that had been scheduled for next week in order to work on ending the partial government shutdown, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer announced Tuesday.

The move avoids what would have been an embarrassing spectacle of lawmakers heading home for a vacation even ...

Text of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural address

Text of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's speech Tuesday at his second inaugural ceremony, as prepared for delivery:

Thank you!

First - always first - I want to thank Frances, and our two wonderful daughters: Sarah and Katie. I love you, and I wouldn't be here without you. I also want ...

The Latest: New Mexico Legislature restricts weapons

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on opening day of the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

People are being screened for weapons as they enter the New Mexico House of Representatives gallery under new security procedures.

Spectators formed long lines in the Statehouse on Tuesday as ...

Democrats boycott White House border security meeting

Congressional Democrats on Tuesday rejected President Trump's invitation to a lunch meeting at the White House to discuss border security, in the latest sign that both sides of the government shutdown standoff remain entrenched in their positions with no compromise in sight.