National

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful...


World

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Immigration-Family Detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States....


Government

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...


Government

Trump tries to change focus of border debate

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to cast doubt on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border. He’s dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...


National

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Montana Senate

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state’s voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs...


National

Anger mounts in Pittsburgh as third day of protests follow police killing of teen

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Protesters took to the streets for the third straight day in Pittsburgh as anger mounted after a 17-year-old was fatally shot by the police while running away from an officer on foot. County officials told The Washington Post that protests were expected in multiple...


National

Manafort wants to bar mention of links to Trump at trial

Trump Russia Probe Manafort

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort’s connections to the president at his Virginia trial. Manafort’s lawyers filed their motion Friday in federal court in Alexandria ahead of next month’s scheduled trial. Manafort...


National

Protesters rally outside White House and Justice Department to oppose family separations

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A coalition that includes members of Latino organizations and immigrant rights groups rallied Friday outside the Justice Department to protest family separations at the border, and another rally was held at the Department of Homeland Security. The...


National

President Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States. The official declaration,...


Government

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD’s Office of...


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