Mexico ex-governor probed over alleged diversion of $320M

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Prosecutors in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua have opened a new corruption investigation into a fugitive former governor and dozens of ex-officials from his administration.

The probe centers on the possible diversion of the equivalent of about $320 million in government funds in 2016, when ...

Michael Avenatti travels to Iowa to explore 2020 presidential bid

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, arrived in Iowa Thursday and told the state's largest newspaper that he's serious about a bid for president.

"I'm exploring a run for the presidency of the United States, and I wanted to come to Iowa and listen to people ...

The Latest: Prosecutors hail ruling in congressman’s case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on a federal appeals court's ruling regarding a Pennsylvania congressman's public corruption conviction (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

Federal prosecutors say they'll study an appeals court ruling that threw out some corruption charges against a former congressman from Philadelphia, noting that either way, he'll remain ...

West Virginia judge named temporary Supreme Court justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia circuit judge has been appointed to serve as a temporary state Supreme Court justice during the suspension of Justice Allen Loughry.

Chief Justice Margaret Workman announced the appointment of Cabell County Judge Paul T. Farrell in a statement Thursday. The Supreme Court's fall ...

Parkland parents form PAC against assault rifles

Some Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have been outspoken gun control advocates since the February shooting at their high school, and now their parents are ramping up the pressure with a political action committee to campaign against candidates who won't crack down on military-style weapons.

The Families vs. Assault Rifles PAC ...

Chicago, railroad police criticized for using bait trucks

CHICAGO (AP) - Civil rights activists and local aldermen are criticizing a joint investigation by Chicago police and the Norfolk Southern Railroad that involved using a truck loaded with goods to lure potential thieves.

Residents of the city's Englewood neighborhood recently filmed police arresting a man and accused officers of ...

The Latest: Man accused of social media threats released

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of a man accused of offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

A Massachusetts man accused of offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer has been released from custody ...

Donald Trump predicts success of states’ lawsuit challenging DACA

President Trump said Thursday he believes Texas and other states will be successful in their lawsuit challenging the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

In a meeting with state officials on prison reform, Mr. Trump noted the presence of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose court challenge to DACA ...

Kavanaugh docs from Bush admin highlight post-9/11 legal challenges

The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in George W. Bush's White House were released Thursday, including emails sent in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks -- messages that may play a key role in his upcoming confirmation hearing.

Retiring Hatch touts Supreme Court nominee in Utah speech

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Republican Orrin Hatch is going before a hometown crowd to tout his party's second Supreme Court nominee in as many years as he prepares to finish a four-decade career in the U.S. Senate.

In a speech at a conservative think tank in Salt Lake City ...