Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race

A Florida Circuit judge ruled Friday that that the state’s second-most populous county violated state and federal laws by destroying ballots from a 2016 Democratic primary race which Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz won. Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months.

As thousands of teachers march, N Carolina legislature opens

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The opening day of North Carolina's General Assembly session will be marked by thousands of teachers descending on the Legislative Building to lobby for more school funding and higher salaries.

The gavels go down on the House and Senate floor meetings at midday Wednesday. The legislature's ...

False starts, failures in diplomacy with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - No, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't killing his summit with President Donald Trump. Or at least, he's highly unlikely to.

Pyongyang breaking off a high-level meeting with Seoul and threatening to scrap next month's historic summit with Washington over regular allied military drills ...

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam.

The tourists arrived at the Cam Ranh international airport and after going through the immigration took off their coats to reveal T-shirts featuring ...

For Chicago teen activists, survival is the No. 1 goal

CHICAGO (AP) - At his desk at North Lawndale College Prep High School, Gerald Smith keeps a small calendar that holds unimaginable grief.

In its pages, the dean and student advocate writes the name of each student who's lost a family member, many of them to gun violence. And then ...

HHS considering housing immigrant children at military bases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Health and Human Services Department is considering housing at military bases those children picked up crossing the U.S. border illegally either alone or after being separated from their parents by the government, according to two U.S. officials.

One official said the department is looking at four ...

Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner

NEW YORK (AP) - A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in a vast development in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos, a deal that stands to benefit President Donald Trump's company just as top Chinese envoys head to Washington for trade ...

Giuliani’s media work for Trump may backfire on his business

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyer Rudy Giuliani's decision to join President Donald Trump's legal team could backfire on the former New York mayor if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation, according to legal experts.

Giuliani has become a lightning rod ...

Lawyer: Ex-CIA employee in leak probe ‘deeply saddened’

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer says the 29-year-old former CIA employee listed by the government as a target in its probe of a massive leak of cyber hacking tools is "deeply saddened" he could face espionage charges.

Assistant federal defender Sabrina Shroff commented Tuesday about her client, 29-year-old Joshua Adam ...

Missouri House calls for congressional term limits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has approved a resolution calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to create congressional term limits.

The proposal, approved by the House on a 101-34 vote Tuesday, calls for what is known as an Article V Convention of the ...

Saccone loses GOP primary comeback bid in Pa.

Republican State Sen. Guy Reschenthaler is projected to win the GOP primary for Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District, a victory that puts him in strong position to win a spot in the House of Representative...

A Stand Against Trump, a Stand for Democracy

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Lou Barletta wins Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania

Rep. Lou Barletta won Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a challenge against two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in the fall in the swing state where redistricting also has emboldened Democrats in their drive to reclaim the House majority.

Mr. Barletta, a four-term lawmaker and supporter of President Trump's ...

Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

Barletta had paid little attention to his ...