Some of ex-Pennsylvania congressman’s convictions tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned an ex-Pennsylvania congressman's bribery convictions, but has let stand guilty verdicts on numerous other counts.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that 61-year-old former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (SHAW'-kah fa-TAH'), who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, and ...

Some Kavanaugh documents from Bush White House made public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in George W. Bush's White House were released Thursday as the Senate begins to review the judge's unusually lengthy public record for confirmation hearings this fall.

The 5,700 pages from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Medicare for all can save on funeral expenses

Democratic socialist and House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday touted Medicare for all as a way to save on funeral expenses, instead of spending on "unlimited war."

During an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez railed against talking about "sticker shock" on a universal Medicare plan but not the ...

Dallas mayor pro tem pleads guilty to accepting bribes

DALLAS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through gambling money, trips to Las Vegas and elsewhere, and a phony consulting agreement.

Court documents filed Thursday show Caraway, the second highest-ranking elected official in Dallas, has ...

Feds: Man offered $500 for killing of ICE agents

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been charged with offering $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer.

Federal prosecutors in Boston on Thursday said 33-year-old Brandon Ziobrowski is charged with using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.

Authorities say on ...

Pence calls for Space Force to be established by 2020

Vice President Pence called Thursday for America to assert its dominance in space as he made a direct appeal to the Pentagon for a sixth military branch serving this purpose -- and revealed the Trump administration wants to create the “Space Force” by 2020.

Democrat running for Congress convicted of DUI in Georgia

A candidate for Congress has been jailed in Georgia while he awaits sentencing for a drunken-driving conviction.

Steven Lamar Foster, 61, of Dalton is a former physician running as a Democrat for northwest Georgia's 14th District. He's challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in the November election.

Foster got sidelined ...

Pence, Pentagon promise ‘Space Force’ by 2020

The U.S. "Space Force" will become a reality by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis promised Thursday, laying out a highly ambitious timeline to set up the first new branch of the armed forces in 75 years and making the case that America must prepare for ...

House Democrats: Collins arrest shows ‘fish rots from the head’ in Trump era

Looking to capitalize on Rep. Chris Collins' legal problems, House Democrats on Thursday said the New York Republican's arrest for insider trading shines a bright light on the corruption that has infected the GOP on President Trump's watch and gotten in the way of good governance.

Republican lawmakers and administration ...

Democrats link congressman’s indictment to Trump ethics

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are linking the insider trading indictment of a Republican congressman to a broader culture of corruption they say is fostered by President Donald Trump. It's an issue they hope will help them in November's elections.

Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes tells reporters that "the fish ...

Barack, Michelle Obama treated like ‘the Beatles’ on Martha’s Vineyard

In keeping with an old tradition, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have returned to their customary summer retreat.

The couple are visiting Martha's Vineyard and have been quietly enjoying themselves on the low-key and picturesque island — likely to stay until the end of August according to the ...