Arkansas congressman halts Facebook access, switches to text

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas congressman has deactivated his office Facebook page after expressing concern over the social media platform's recent involvement in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford shut down his Facebook page last month, and recently wrote a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...

Connecticut Dems to nominate candidate for US House seat

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Democrats are huddling in Waterbury to select a nominee for the Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

Esty announced that she would not seek a fourth term representing the 5th Congressional District in western Connecticut in response to criticism of her handling of ...

Donald Trump offers to help Chinese telecomm firm regain lost jobs

In a startling reversal, President Trump is offering to help a Chinese telecomm company "get back into business, fast," saying too many jobs in China are threatened after the U.S. imposed a ban on transactions with the firm.

The offer for ZTE Corp. came ahead of a new round of ...

U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem met with violence

The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday came amid violence-marred protests by Palestinian groups.

The violence at the Gaza border left 41 Palestinians dead and over 1,600 injured, according to an ABC News report.

Protests were already set to take place as the anniversary of ...

Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting

The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in almost every state across the country, handing former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) a major win to bolster his legacy.New Jersey ha...

Cuomo: I have spoken to AG hopefuls, will meet with some

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As the state Legislature prepares to interview candidates for New York attorney general, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already spoken with several people interested in filling the job vacancy created when a scandal forced the resignation last week of Eric Schneiderman.

Cuomo told NY1 Sunday ...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. May 10, 2018

Iowa lawmakers did some good, but not nearly enough

The 2018 Iowa Legislature adjourned last weekend. Finally. What did 118 days and record legislative overtime under one political party do to make Iowa a better place to live?

Not enough.

Granted, lawmakers were able ...

Markle to spend wedding eve at hotel tied to Profumo scandal

LONDON (AP) - Meghan Markle will spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry at a country hotel famed for its role in a 1960s scandal that shook Britain's political and social elite.

Kensington Palace said Monday that Markle and her mother Doria Ragland will stay May 18 at ...

Supreme Court lets suit to go forward in trooper’s shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - The mother of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally shot by a firearms instructor can go forward with her lawsuit against the instructor after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the case.

The case stems from the September 2014 shooting death of 26-year-old David Kedra. ...

Ethics complaint filed against district attorney

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Pittsfield man had filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission saying the appearance of uniformed police officers at a recent campaign event for Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello was a violation of state ethics laws.

Igor Greenwald tells The Berkshire Eagle state employees are ...

Alex Azar, HHS secretary: New drug plan using ‘free market solutions’

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday that President Trump's new drug plan would use "free market solutions" to lower costs for patients, particularly seniors.

"Key elements here are bringing better negotiation to the Medicare drug program," Mr. Azar said on Fox Business.

The plan, American Patients First, ...