Trump says Justice report shows Hillary Clinton ‘got away with’ it

President Trump said Tuesday a recent internal Justice Department report shows that Hillary Clinton "got away with" misconduct over her private email server.

"I was never a 'deep state' guy," Mr. Trump told a gathering of small business owners in Washington. "Let me tell you, we got some bad people ...

Donald Trump: ‘You have to take the children away’

President Trump said Tuesday that he's compelled to 'take the children away' from parents at the border in order to follow through on prosecuting illegal border jumpers, and blamed reporters for being complicit with human smugglers carrying the children to the border.

A defiant president, speaking to a small business ...

The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

NEW YORK (AP) - Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating families at border ...

Bills to combat gun violence advance in Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania House committee is advancing legislation to more aggressively take firearms from people who have a domestic violence restraining order against them or who are deemed dangerous by a judge.

The House Judiciary Committee passed several firearms-related bills Tuesday. Their fate in the Republican-controlled House ...

Reynolds says children used as ‘pawns’ in immigration fight

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says the federal government should stop separating children from their parents when they enter the country illegally.

The Des Moines Register reports that Reynolds said on Tuesday that "it's just horrific" that children are used as "pawns" in an immigration policy ...

Wyoming county circuit judge censured, fined nearly $16K

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics has disciplined Laramie County Circuit Court Judge Antoinette Healy following an investigation into her conduct.

Healy will be required to attend a class related to the issue at her own expense and pay a nearly $16,000 fine to ...

ICE officers warn Trump against backing ‘Ryan amnesty’

The National ICE Council warned President Trump on Tuesday against embracing House GOP leaders' new immigration bill, saying it amounts to an amnesty that "recklessly" repeats the mistakes of the failed Obama-era "Gang of 8" bill.

Chris Crane, president of the council, which represents thousands of ICE officers across the ...

Lawsuit: Bristol County sheriff unlawfully held immigrant

BOSTON (AP) - Civil rights attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Bristol County Sheriff of unlawfully detaining an immigrant for nearly three weeks.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Latham & Watkins LLP.

It says 38-year-old Moises Rivas ...

Washington AG seeks information on separated children

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants Washington residents to let his office know if they are asked to host immigrant children separated from their family.

Ferguson's request Tuesday was made amid widespread uproar over the U.S. Department of Justice's new "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown, in which children ...

House budget plan slashes $8 trillion in spending, aims to balance in nine years

House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack on Tuesday unveiled his committee's 2019 budget blueprint, laying out a path that slashes $8.1 trillion in spending and balances in nine years.

The budget envisions $5.4 trillion in savings from mandatory spending programs, including $537 billion in Medicare and $1.54 trillion from Medicaid ...

Immigration agents arrest man after criticism of sentence

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - Immigration agents have arrested a Massachusetts man whose sentence for selling heroin sparked criticisms that the judge in the case was too lenient.

Manuel Soto-Vittini, of Peabody, was sentenced last month to two years' probation on heroin distribution charges. His case drew attention after a court ...

Governor says Rhode Island National Guard won’t go to border

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she wouldn't send the state's National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday she hadn't been asked, but if she is, she won't deploy units. She ...

The Latest: Children seen playing at immigration facility

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on an immigration facility in Florida (all times local):

12 p.m.

Several dozen children were playing soccer outside a Miami-area facility for children who entered the U.S. illegally and alone.

Reporters weren't allowed onto the property. One protester joined them outside, holding a sign ...

Lawmakers will mull PawSox, sexual misconduct in final week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island lawmakers are hoping to tackle questions involving a new PawSox stadium, sexual harassment and whether to rename the state's main airport before the legislative sessions ends.

Lawmakers want to end the session Friday. The House suspended its procedural rules, which makes it easier to ...

Texas Speaker urges Trump to end zero-tolerance policy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is among the GOP lawmakers coming out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Straus sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The legislator from ...

James Clapper questions Trump’s knowledge of Russian meetings

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questioned Monday whether President Trump knew at the time that Russians were meeting with members of his 2016 election campaign.

"With each subsequent revelation of yet another meeting between someone from the Trump camp and Russians, it gets harder and harder to believe ...

Swanson joins AGs in demanding end to border separations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has joined with 20 other Democratic attorneys general nationwide in demanding that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The state prosecutors say in a ...