Moon shines as he drives diplomacy with Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - To his supporters, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a master negotiator who's fixing decades of bad nuclear diplomacy with North Korea. To his critics, he's falling prey to the same old trap that has claimed previous South Korean presidents - but with an important ...

Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state.

Former energy company exec pleads guilty in bribery scheme

NEW YORK (AP) - A former energy company executive pleaded guilty Friday in connection with a scheme to bribe a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Peter Galbraith Kelly pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Jurors convicted the former Cuomo aide, ...

Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state.

The veto comes after opposition from the business community and ...

Comey invited to speak at classified Senate Russia hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Intelligence Committee has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify behind closed doors next week as the panel reviews a 2017 classified assessment that Russia had intervened in the presidential election.

The January 2017 review, done while President Barack Obama was still in office, ...

Jury convicts ex-Assembly leader in public corruption trial

NEW YORK (AP) - A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

The verdict, which came on the ...

Louisiana lawmakers to study sexual harassment issues

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers have created a study group to recommend ways to prevent sexual harassment in and around the Legislature.

Lawmakers will mainly comprise the 19-member Special Legislative Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, along with members of their staff and lobbyists.

The task ...