Activists to rally outside Arizona court in border shooting

PHOENIX (AP) - Activists have called for a rally outside the Tucson federal courthouse, anticipating a possible final decision on whether a U.S. Border Patrol agent will be retried after the second-degree murder case against him in a cross-border shooting ended in mistrial.

Marla Pacheco, of a Tucson human rights ...

Growing chatter over Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama won it.

So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

Now, President Donald Trump's supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize - a move that's being met by smirks and eye rolls in Europe, ...

Q&A: Cohen’s ties to Trump, corporate clients pose questions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney Michael Cohen's simultaneous relationship with Donald Trump and several blue chip companies that paid him for insight into the new president strikes legal experts as unusual and has triggered questions about client confidentiality.

Cohen's arrangement stands out, even in Washington where corporations, trade associations and other ...

Trump’s instinct in Korea crisis and elsewhere is ‘go big’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The way President Donald Trump sees it, why go for a solid single when you can swing for a home run?

Trump's upcoming summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is only the latest example of the president's go-big strategy. From tax reform to international trade to ...

Critics being weeded out of Missouri governor’s jury pool

ST. LOUIS (AP) - People with negative impressions of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are being weeded out of his potential juror pool for a felony invasion-of-privacy trial alleging Greitens took a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair as he was preparing to run for governor.

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Rosie O’Donnell’s excess donations to Democratic candidates prompt scrutiny

Legal experts say that reports of liberal comedian Rosie O'Donnell donating more than the legal limit to five Democratic candidates reflect a common breach in campaign financing that often is dismissed by authorities.

But The New York Post reporting that Miss O'Donnell gave a combined $5,400 in contributions over the ...

Materialism Is Killing American Democracy

David Smith, Dallas Morning News
Shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump, in what amounted to an ongoing editorial about his administration, The Washington Post situated the slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" right below the paper's masthead. It's a bold pronouncement: not entirely inaccurate, but one that falls far short of encompassing the broader threat to the democratic order in the United States.

Donald Trump to announce plan to lower prescription drug prices

President Trump is set to propose the most comprehensive plan to tackle prescription drug prices in history, the White House boasted Thursday, setting a high bar for an upcoming address in which Mr. Trump plans to put "American patients first" by cracking down on "freeloading" by foreign nations and requiring ...

Sony to release Gary Hart drama starring Hugh Jackman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for a film about Gary Hart's 1988 presidential bid. The studio said Thursday that it will release "The Front Runner" in the fall to coincide with both awards season and the election.

Hugh Jackman is starring as Hart ...

Trump: Obama paid Iran $1.8 billion to Iran for captives

President Trump boasted Thursday night that he secured the freedom of three American captives from North Korea for no money, while claiming that former President Barack Obama paid $1.8 billion to Iran to release U.S. hostages two years ago.

Speaking at a boisterous campaign rally in Elkhart, Indiana, Mr. Trump ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump triumph: 71% approval of North Korea talks

The positive, powerful developments between the U.S. and North Korea has resonated with all Americans — and the reaction has bested anything similar that surfaced during the Obama administration, according to the Pew Research Center.

"A substantial majority of Americans — 71 percent — approve of the U.S. negotiating directly ...

Dianne Feinstein, Senate Democrats blast right-wing judicial nominees

The ten Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a 60 page report Thursday blasting Republicans for their rush to confirm "right-wing ideological nominees" with little vetting.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the committee's ranking member, said President Trump has had more circuit court nominees confirmed in his first 328 ...