Woman facing deportation finds sanctuary in Michigan church

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan woman has moved into a church in the southwest part of the state in an effort to avoid being deported to Pakistan.

Saheeda Nadeem moved into First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo Monday.

The 62-year-old was born in Pakistan, and then lived in Kuwait before ...

Pompeo won’t get hearing until April

The White House said President Trump fired Rex Tillerson as State Department secretary now in order to get a new team in place before big negotiations with North Korea — but that timeline is already looking iffy.

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, signaled he will schedule ...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:

Amarillo Globe-News. March 12, 2018.

It is unfortunate that the U.S. Senate has to pass legislation requiring government agencies, not to mention the U.S. military, to do something they should already be doing, but so be it.

The senior U.S. senator ...

Outdoors stores quietly continue to sell assault weapons

DUNDEE, Mich. (AP) - Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month's school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns.

Several outdoor chains, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Gander Outdoors and Academy Sports, continue to sell assault-style rifles online and in stores as ...

Senators push school safety bill ahead of expected House vote

A group of senators on Tuesday said Congress needs to act on legislation that would provide grant money for school emergency response efforts, as the House prepares to vote on its version as soon as Wednesday — the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school massacre.

The STOP School Violence Act, ...

Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal investigations, instead of trading them with a firearms dealer, who would sell them to the public.

They not only sell handguns and hunting ...

Bill letting Indiana ‘Dreamers’ get job licenses advances

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A proposal that would lift a prohibition on young immigrants referred to as "Dreamers" from obtaining state professional licenses could soon be taken up by the full Indiana Legislature.

The House and Senate are expected to vote on the bill after conference committee members expressed support for ...

Mike Pompeo’s move to State Department likely bad news for Iran deal

President Trump, who cited his differences Tuesday with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson over the Iranian nuclear deal as one reason he was fired, is set to get a much tougher voice on Tehran with Mike Pompeo, Mr. Tillerson's replacement.

The CIA director was a sharp critic of the ...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

Muskogee Phoenix. March 13, 2018.

It's good to see others recognize the Papilion as one of Muskogee's treasures.

The Papilion has received a $6,238 grant from The Kirschner Trusts to provide outdoor musical instruments for the Beatrice Sheddan Children's Garden.

The ...

Pennsylvania special election: live results

Election day is here in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are squaring off for a House seat in a special election that's being closely watched for what it could say about No...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:

Texarkana Gazette. March 10, 2018.

Back in 2002, some members of the Florida Legislature apparently decided the good folks who elected them were getting a bit too nosy about what was going on in the state capitol.

So they decided to ...

Tom Price, ousted health secretary, repaid $60K for his travel

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wrote checks totaling $60,000 to repay taxpayers for pricey plane trips that cost him his job, though Democratic investigators aren't satisfied, saying White House counselor Kellyanne Conway accompanied him and should account for the costs of her seat.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland ...

Illinois governor to veto gun retailer licensing legislation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to veto legislation that would require gun retailers to be licensed by the state of Illinois.

Rauner spokeswoman Rachel Bold says the governor will veto the measure Tuesday, a week before the state's primary election in which the Republican faces a challenge ...

Snowden rips Trump’s CIA pick over torture program

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blasted the Trump administration on Tuesday for the selection of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA over Haspel's former management of a "black site" prison.In a s...