US Panel May Ask Trump to Block Broadcom Transaction

U.S. national security officials are threatening to recommend that President Donald Trump block Broadcom Ltd.'s proposed takeover of rival chipmaker Qualcomm Inc., according to a Treasury Department letter made public Monday.An investigation of the deal by the Committee on...

The Ex-Jihadi in Plain Sight

Rania Abouzeid, New York Times
The Syrian man I'd known for years had been part of Al Qaeda's leadership. He renounced violence and fled to Europe. Is he really no longer a threat?

How Europe’s Way of Denial Became a Way of Death

Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse
Leaving aside the deeply contestable theological and historical claims underlying such statements, they underscore something else that, in the view of Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Islam, Identity, is slowly draining the life out of Europe. And that something else is a will—verging on the pathological—on many Europeans’ part to deny reality: realities about Islamic belief and practice, facts about Muslim immigration, and truths about European culture and history.

Poll: Lamb Leads Saccone by 6 Points in Pa. Race

Fifty-one percent of voters support Democrat Conor Lamb in the race to represent Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, while 45 percent back Republican Rick Saccone, a new Monmouth University Poll revels.

Video purportedly shows Iowa Senate leader kissing lobbyist

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to meet with the state Senate's top leader after a website posted photos and video allegedly showing the married Republican kissing a statehouse lobbyist.

Reynolds told reporters Monday she was "disappointed" about the allegation against Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix. ...

Gay rights group launches campaign to stop adoption bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gay rights advocates in Oklahoma are launching a campaign to stop a bill they say will codify the ability of religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking to adopt.

Freedom Oklahoma Executive Troy Stevenson said Monday the bill is unnecessary and would deny unwanted ...

London Mayor: Social Media Companies Must Accept Responsibility

The world's social media companies need to accept their responsibility not to be used to incite hatred and spread false information, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Monday, before he was to take the stage at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) tech conference in Austin,...

US sets new record for censoring, withholding gov’t files

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn't find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of new data.

The calculations cover eight months under President Donald Trump, ...

Legislature sued over how it changed police deadly force law

SEATTLE (AP) - A conservative activist who frequently promotes ballot initiatives sued Washington state on Monday over the constitutionally suspect way lawmakers voted to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings.

Tim Eyman filed the lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court four days after lawmakers approved and Gov. ...

Stormy Daniels Offers to Return $130,000 to End Her Silence

Porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump over a decade ago, offered on Monday to return the $130,000 she received in exchange for agreeing not to discuss the affair, The New York Times reported.The newspaper said the offer to...

Stormy Daniels offers to return Trump affair hush money

A porn star suing President Trump offered Monday to return $130,000 she was paid to keep mum about their alleged sexual affair so that she can talk about the relationship.

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, offered to pay back the money in a letter to Mr. Trump's ...

Long after NC closed meetings, details often kept off-limits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Hundreds of times a year across North Carolina, officials who control everything from the taxes you pay the city to the tuition required to attend public universities meet behind closed doors to conduct sensitive business on behalf of the public they serve.

Whether they're elected or ...

Mount Vernon, NY mayor arrested in corruption case

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - The mayor of Mount Vernon, New York has been arrested as part of a public corruption probe by the state attorney general's office.

According to the Journal News , Mayor Richard Thomas is accused of stealing $12,000 from his campaign committee and lying about it ...

USDA withdraws animal welfare rule

The Trump administration has decided to withdraw an Obama-era rule that would have set new standards for the way animals should be treated if their meat is going to be sold as "certified organic."The Department of...

The Latest: Louisiana’s latest legislative session has begun

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on Louisiana's legislative session (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

Louisiana lawmakers have opened their annual regular session, staring at another round of financial woes and struggle over how to balance the budget.

The House and Senate returned Monday. Frustrations are still simmering from ...