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Virginia Democrat who was accused of having sex with teen secretary wins in state primary

A Virginia Democrat, who was accused in 2014 of having sex with his teenage secretary he later married, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 16th Senate District....

Virginia Democrat who was accused of having sex with teen secretary wins in state primary

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Heather French Henry Wins Democratic Nod For Secretary Of State Race (AP/LEX 18) — Heather French Henry  has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State. An activist, veterans advocate and former Miss America, French Henry emerged victorious Tuesday in a field of Democratic candidates vying to to run for Secretary of State. The winner will fac...
02:39 2019-05-22

Heather French Henry wins Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heather French Henry wins Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State. The post Heather French Henry wins Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State appeared first on LEX18.com....
02:39 2019-05-22

Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77 | Overtime: One Year Later, Virginia Finds Redemption and Wins the N.C.A.A. Title The Cavaliers completed a yearlong march to redemption after ending the 2018 season as the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 in the men’s tournament....
18:13 2019-05-21

Lots of surprises but no clear message from Virginia primary RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country’s mood will be in 2020. But a series of surprising primary results Tuesday offered mix message...
09:26 2019-06-12

Virginia to use new Democrat-friendly district map after SCOTUS ruling in gerrymandering case The Virginia House of Delegates will have to adopt redrawn legislative districts after the Supreme Court shot down their challenge of a lower court ruling claiming the old map was illegally drawn according to race....
21:26 2019-06-17

Trump-backed Kentucky Gov. Bevin wins GOP primary President Trump-backed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has cleared his first hurdle toward a second term, defeating three challengers to win the Republican nomination....
03:00 2019-05-22

Former state lawmaker to challenge McConnell in GOP primary FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former one-term state lawmaker says he will challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary in Kentucky. Ex-state Rep. C. Wesley Morgan on Wednesday called McConnell a “self-serving senator” who waits to see “which wa...
01:26 2019-05-30

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January. The post Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January appeared first on LEX18.com....
08:26 2019-06-13

Biden's polling lead in first primary state all but evaporates Joe Biden remains on top in the state that holds the first presidential primary in the race for the White House, but a new poll is the second in two days to suggest the former vice president’s lead over his 2020 Democratic nomination rivals has all but disappeared....
22:01 2019-07-16

Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff in boost for House Freedom Caucus A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr....
04:39 2019-07-10

Trump 2020 press secretary: 'Time after time we see these anti-American remarks' from Democrat 'squad' Trump's 2020 campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany continued to target anti-American remarks made by a group of "progressive" freshman congresswomen Monday and defended the president's remarks on Fox News Radio's  "Todd Starnes Show."...
04:26 2019-07-16

California Is Now an ‘Early Primary State.’ Democrats Are Grappling With How to Compete. After years of voting late in the presidential nominating process, most California Democrats can start casting ballots by mail in February as Iowans head to their caucuses....
17:39 2019-06-02

State Board Of Elections Certifies Primary Election Results FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– After fixing nearly 50 errors, the state board of elections officially certified the results of last month’s primary Friday. “This is standard procedure that happens in elections. The election’s been certified. It takes a number of people to run a suc...
23:01 2019-06-07

Langston Jackson Sets State 100M Record, Wins State Titlle LEXINGTON, Ky- Kentucky track and field commit Langston Jackson put on one final show at the high school ranks, and he did so on the track that he will compete on next season. Jackson set the all-time state record with a 10.23 100M dash, winning the Class 3A State Championship in the process. Jackso...
20:00 2019-06-01

Virginia teen achieves dream of graduating with classmates after spending 5 months in a coma A Virginia teen who spent five months in a coma following a 2017 car crash walked across the stage with her classmates last week to receive her high school diploma....
03:39 2019-06-21

One Year Later, Virginia Finds Redemption and Wins the N.C.A.A. Title The Cavaliers completed a yearlong march to redemption after ending the 2018 season as the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 in the men’s tournament....
19:52 2019-05-22

California sheriff’s deputy accused of having sex with teen boy A California woman who works as a sheriff’s deputy was arrested this week for allegedly having sex with with a 16-year-old boy, authorities said. Shauna Bishop, 44, turned herself in to police in Folsom on Thursday. She was released from custody after her arrest — but is scheduled to appear in...
03:39 2019-06-15

Man accused of sex with teen on plane sentenced to 7 years TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl on his private airplane after he set it on autopilot has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Fifty-three-year-old Stephen Bradley Mell, a former CEO of a New Jersey investment firm, was sentence...
04:26 2019-06-19

Transport secretary Chris Grayling accused of trying to 'silence' truckers who warned about risks of a no-deal Brexit Getty Transport secretary Chris Grayling accused of trying to "silence" UK truckers who raised concerns about a no-deal Brexit. The Road Haulage Association, a trade body for freight firms, said Grayling threatened to freeze the group out of meetings after they communicated with the press about a p...
14:13 2019-07-08

Teen accused of killing her friend after a man online said he'd pay her $9 million Denali Brehmer began planning how to kill her "best friend" after a man she met online said he would pay her several million dollars for evidence of the killing, Alaska authorities say....
19:52 2019-06-18

Retrial suspended for teen rape victim accused of abortion A controversial court case involving a teenage rape victim and the death of her baby was reopened in El Salvador on Monday—only to be quickly suspended again....
20:52 2019-07-16

This is the judge who went easy on accused teen rapist ‘from a good family’ A New Jersey judge who is under fire for going easy on an accused teen rapist — who he noted was “from a good family” — refused to talk about the case or defend his decision Wednesday. “I cannot talk about this. I know very much about it. I know all the stories. I can’t......
23:52 2019-07-03

Teen accused of leaving newborn in dumpster cited for abuse STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a California dumpster in scorching heat was cited for child abuse and will be released to her parents after she leaves the hospital. The Stockton Police Department said in a statement that the boy was found ...
18:26 2019-06-12

Teen accused of fatally stabbing classmate was the aggressor: witness A gay teen who stabbed to death a classmate in what he called self-defense tried to start a fight with his alleged bully in the moments before he plunged a switchblade into the other boy’s chest, an emotional classmate testified Monday. Abel Cedeno, 18, is accused of fatally stabbing Matthew M...
10:26 2019-07-02

Massachusetts cop accused of raping homeless teen while on duty: reports A Massachusetts police officer was indicted Wednesday on charges that he raped a homeless 16-year-old while working for a city outreach program in 2016, according to reports.     ...
08:26 2019-06-28

US Secretary of State says Huawei is an 'instrument of Chinese government' The United States kept the pressure on Chinese telecommunications giant and phone maker Huawei today as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the company takes direct orders from the Chinese Government.“Huawei is an instrument of the Chinese government,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox Bu...
15:52 2019-05-29

Trump "Less Prepared" Than Putin For Key Meet, Says Ex-State Secretary US President Donald Trump was less prepared than Vladimir Putin for their first meeting, allowing his Russian counterpart to promote his own agenda and leaving US officials at a disadvantage, former......
12:13 2019-05-23

Tucson teen wins $500 during annual golf tournament TUCSON – Dozens of aspiring young golfers hit the course this week to compete in the Tucson City Junior Championship Golf Tournament. One of the golfers, David Guerrero, was also awarded the Michael J. Harris Core Values Award. The Cienega High School Junior was chosen because he embodied the ...
08:39 2019-05-31

Subway creep accused of rubbing on teen girl held on $3,500 bail A suspected creep who allegedly rubbed himself on a 15-year-old girl’s face and arm while she slept on a subway train was held on $3,500 bail at his arraignment in Queens criminal court on Thursday. Kenneth Kou, 28, was slapped with sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a ch...
08:39 2019-05-31

Teen accused of rape was from a ‘good family,’ said U.S. judge in overturned ruling In the now-reversed decision, a judge argued that the teen accused of rape should not be tried as an adult because he came from a good family and scored high in school....
18:13 2019-07-03

Teen accused of rape deserves leniency because of his 'good family', judge says Boy, 16, allegedly raped girl while recording incident on phoneNew Jersey judge praised suspect’s ‘very high’ academic scoresA judge suggested that a teenage boy accused of raping a drunk girl at a party should be treated leniently because he came from “a good family”, and cast doubt on whether such...
22:26 2019-07-03

Virginia AG calls for state to legalize marijuana RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for the legalization of marijuana. Herring said Saturday that Virginia should start decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana and eventually legalize the drug. The Democratic attorney general said criminal prosecut...
05:52 2019-06-16

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo To Visit India From June 25-27 In the first high-level visit from any country following the Lok Sabha polls, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be in India from June 25-27 and hold talks with the leadership here to......
08:26 2019-06-21

US Secretary of State Pompeo blames Cuba for Venezuelan regime On a visit to Latin America, the US top envoy has blamed Cuba for propping up the Venezuelan regime. Moving on to Mexico, the focus was on trade and migrants, a day before a key trade deadline....
01:39 2019-07-22

Huawei CEO Lying Over Ties to China Government, US Secretary of State Says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the chief executive of China's Huawei was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government....
13:00 2019-05-24

US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo To Visit India From June 25-27: MEA US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be visiting India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between the two countries since the election, the External Affairs Ministry said on......
14:13 2019-06-20

US State Secretary Opens Up On His "Tough" Time Doing Business In India Ahead of his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed that he had a "tough" time as a businessman in Chennai and Bengaluru while trying to sell machine parts for the aerospace......
20:13 2019-06-13

Missouri secretary of state blocks 'heartbeat' abortion law referendum A move to authorize a referendum over Missouri's recently enacted ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy hit a roadblock on Thursday when the secretary of state rejected petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and others to get the issue to the ballot....
23:52 2019-06-06

Mom of teen accused of killing Nashville officer in crash releases apology letter The mother of a teenage girl charged in a car crash that killed a Tennessee police officer on the Fourth of July has released a letter to the officer’s family and the family of her daughter’s passenger, who was seriously injured in the crash....
03:00 2019-07-10

Transgender teen accused in deadly Colorado school shooting wanted revenge A juvenile accused of opening fire at a Colorado school last month that left one student dead and eight others wounded sought revenge on classmates who bullied him because he is transgender, court documents released on Thursday showed....
08:00 2019-06-21

Kindergarten teacher at Baptist school accused of sexually assaulting teen student BURBANK, Ill. — Cook County prosecutors say a suburban Chicago kindergarten teacher supplied alcohol to a 15-year-old student and had sex with him while he was underage. Jordan Baptist School teacher Shannon Griffin also allegedly sent nude images to that student and a 16-year-old boy and asked for ...
09:13 2019-07-04

Shooter carries out deadly attack in US state of Virginia Several people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a government complex in the city of Virginia Beach. Virginia state police said the gunman was also killed....
17:26 2019-06-01

Texas secretary of state resigns amid voter investigation debacle In the shadow of a mistake-filled effort to purge the state's voter rolls of noncitizens, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley delivered his resignation to the governor Monday afternoon just before the end of the legislative session....
07:26 2019-05-29

Texas secretary of state resigns amid voter purge controversy Texas Secretary of State David Whitley abruptly resigned Monday amid criticism for challenging the citizenship status of thousands of voters in the state....
21:13 2019-05-28

Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach files to run for a Senate seat The Republican known for hard-line views against illegal immigration formally led President Trump’s short-lived election integrity commission, which was mired in controversy....
19:00 2019-07-08

Secretary of State Pompeo Wants to ‘Unite’ the World Over Alleged Iran Attacks (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television...
22:39 2019-06-16

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have sharply raised tensions in the region. A U.S. asse...
23:13 2019-06-13

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says Huawei CEO lying over ties to government: CNBC U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government, and he believed more U.S. companies would cut ties with the tech giant....
15:26 2019-05-23

NJ judge slammed for pointing out accused teen's ‘good family' in rape case: report A New Jersey family court judge was reprimanded by an appeals court panel last month for refusing to try a 16-year-old boy accused of raping an intoxicated girl and sharing video of the alleged assault with friends as an adult because he was “from a good family,” and Eagle scout and attended an “exc...
11:00 2019-07-03

Brick Tied To Differently-Abled Teen's Private Part, Accused Share Video The relatives of a 16-year-old mentally challenged boy allegedly punished him by hanging a brick from his private part in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday (May 26)....
11:52 2019-05-29

Trump: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws his nomination, Army Secretary Esper will be new acting secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws his nomination, Army Secretary Esper will be new acting secretary. The post Trump: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws his nomination, Army Secretary Esper will be new acting secretary appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:00 2019-06-18

Texas Secretary of State Calls It Quits After Trying and Failing to Purge Thousands of Voters Months after the Texas secretary of state’s office incorrectly flagged a “substantial number” of citizens in its attempt to question the citizenship status of 95,000 registered voters, acting Secretary of State David Whitley is out, reaffirming the decades-old adage that you don’t mess with Texas....
17:39 2019-05-28

David Whitley, Texas Secretary of State, Resigns After Questioning Voters’ Citizenship In January, Mr. Whitley urged county officials to review 95,000 registered voters who might not be citizens. The effort foundered almost immediately....
07:13 2019-05-29

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told House panel he had to condense issues for inattentive Trump Rex Tillerson said he had to condense complex foreign policy issues for President Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner often interfered.        ...
01:26 2019-06-28

Chaffetz: Secretary of State Pompeo should be 'personally involved' in Clinton email server review Former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should be "personally involved" with the review of whether State Department personnel mishandled information contained on Hillary Clinton's private email server. ...
19:26 2019-06-18

US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran....
07:39 2019-06-24

Labor Secretary Acosta defends role in Epstein plea deal, faults state prosecutors Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta pushed back Wednesday against calls for him to step down over his past involvement in a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged in federal court this week with sex trafficking -- saying his office fought for a tougher punishment after state prosecuto...
22:26 2019-07-10

New Jersey judge resigns after controversial ruling in sexual assault case, saying the teen accused of rape came from a 'good family' Shutterstock James Troiano, who served as a family court judge in New Jersey, resigned from the bench after showing leniency to a 16-year-old boy accused of rape in a 2018 ruling, because he comes from a "good family." The case involved the teen, who was referred to as G.M.C. in court documents. Pr...
09:26 2019-07-19

Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing WWII-era dogtags from National Archives A Virginia National Guard sergeant is set to head to trial in August after being accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland....
07:13 2019-06-20

A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing WWII dog tags from the National Archives Associated Press A Virginia man has been accused of taking dog tags from the National Archives and giving them to family members and others. A French historian was sentenced in April 2018 to one year in prison after pleading guilty to stealing at least 291 dog tags and other items. Visit Business I...
00:39 2019-06-20

Terror-accused Hindu hardliner from Modi's party wins seat in India election A Hindu ascetic accused of plotting a bomb attack on Muslims in India defeated an opposition strongman by a big margin on Thursday as her ruling Hindu nationalist party won a massive victory in the country's general election....
15:26 2019-05-23

National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson Continues Virginia State University’s Tradition of Lifting Up the Next Generation Rodney Robinson’s journey to becoming the 2019 National Teacher of the Year was like a road littered with obstacles. One of the major challenges was needing to work a full-time job while earning his undergraduate degree at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. While carrying a full academic l...
21:52 2019-05-29

Teen girl bitten by shark at North Carolina state park beach ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — A park ranger says a 17-year-old girl was bitten by a shark at a North Carolina beach and suffered severe injuries. Fort Macon State Park ranger Paul Terry tells WCTI-TV that the teen was attacked by a shark while swimming around noon Sunday. Atlantic Beach Fire Department off...
12:39 2019-06-03

Tates Creek Wins State Championship Lexington (LEX 18) — For the first time since 1986, the Tates Creek baseball team are State Champions. The Commodores defeated McCracken Co. 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. After trailing 2-0 after the top of the first inning, Tates Creek’s bats came alive in the 2nd with...
23:26 2019-06-09

Manchester City accused of being ‘disrespectful’ by Chinese state media • Xinhua news agency says tour was ‘commercial obligation’• City played matches in Shanghai and NanjingManchester City have been accused of being disrespectful and arrogant by China’s state-run press agency after their appearance at the Asia Trophy last week.City lost on penalties against Wolves in ...
21:00 2019-07-22

Teen accused of raping girl 'deserves leniency because he was from a good family', judge said A teen accused of raping a drunk girl and sharing a video of the assault with friends should be treated leniently because he comes from a "good family" and attended "an excellent school", a judge said....
03:52 2019-07-04

State trooper accused of sex with prostitutes turned in by wife: court docs The wife of a Pennsylvania state trooper accused of paying prostitutes for sex and creating fake profiles on social media tipped off police to the sordid allegations, court documents show. The wife of Trooper Benjamin Toth, 32, of Kunkletown, first notified the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Depart...
23:13 2019-06-11

Elite German state police accused of funneling ammunition to 'Prepper' scene One active and three former state-level police commando members have been arrested in northeastern Germany and 14 premises searched. Three are accused of diverting ammunition to the doomsday 'Prepper' scene for years....
01:00 2019-06-13

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'smears' China on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests China stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, as its embassy in Washington criticized a senior U.S. official.        ...
09:26 2019-06-04

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith says she was 'invited to every state banquet' amid row over Sajid Javid snub Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has revealed she was "invited to every state banquet" while in the post, amid questions over Sajid Javid's apparent exclusion from a dinner for Donald Trump....
15:26 2019-06-13

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the state of the defense sector Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary during the Obama administration who is currently with Harvard's Belfer Center, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the defense sector, including the mega-merger between United Technologies and Raytheon....
15:52 2019-06-11

Oregon State’s Adley Rutschman wins Golden Spikes Award OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman has won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s outstanding college baseball player. The No. 1 overall draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles was the Pac-12 player of the year after batting .411 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs and an NCAA-lead...
05:00 2019-06-14

Former Arizona state Senate staffer wins $1 million discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit referenced then-Senate minority leader and current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, one of Arizona's highest ranking Democrats.        ...
22:13 2019-07-21

A man is accused of sending a Twitter threat to lynch a Muslim state senate candidate. He's now been charged Last year, a Twitter user threatened Muslim lawyer and now Virginia Senate candidate Qasim Rashid with the words "view your destiny" attached to a picture of a lynching....
15:13 2019-07-03

'Mr. Acosta should not be allowed to rewrite history': Former Florida state's attorney issues sharp rebuke of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Former Florida State Attorney Barry Krischer responded to US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, after he pinned blame for financier Jeffrey Epstein's lenient sentence on the State Attorney's office, saying Acosta's "recollection of this matter is completely wrong." Ac...
08:39 2019-07-11

Death penalty possible for man accused of teen’s death LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against the man accused in the kidnapping, rape and murder of a teenager last year. News sources report Robeson County District Attorney Matt Scott voiced his intentions at a hearing Thursday in the case of Michae...
00:39 2019-06-07

Clay County Falls in Extras, Male Wins State Softball Title LEXINGTON, Ky- With their offense nonexistent today, Male won the small ball battle in route to taking down Clay County 2-1 in 8 innings. Male would go on to beat Warren East 6-1 in the State Championship game. Male tied up Clay County in the fourth inning with a runner stealing home. They then went...
05:52 2019-06-16

Mackenzie Lueck murder suspect previously accused of rape, banned from Utah State campus The man charged with murdering University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was previously accused of raping a coworker, who reportedly didn't press charges but wanted the incident recorded "in case he did the same thing to someone else."...
18:52 2019-07-03

Exclusive: Banned Russian athletics coach wins state contracts for sports facility Russian race walking coach Viktor Chegin, who was banned for life for doping in 2016, has won state contracts to provide security at a sports venue where he was formerly head coach, procurement documents and tax records show....
15:00 2019-06-06

Virginia governor calls for special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shootings Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for a special legislative session to 'address gun violence,' four days after deadly rampage in Virginia Beach.        ...
16:26 2019-06-04

Virginia governor calls special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shooting Just four days after a gunman killed 12 co-workers at a Virginia Beach municipal building, Gov. Ralph Northam called a special session of the state Assembly to address gun control....
05:13 2019-06-05

With camp on the horizon, last season’s memories linger for Virginia, Virginia Tech Cavaliers seek to build on an 8-5 record that included a Belk Bowl triumph; Hokies are out for redemption following their first losing season since 1992....
01:39 2019-07-19

Less than 6 weeks after bloodbath at Virginia Beach, Virginia rejects tougher gun laws Virginia Republicans slammed the door on a wide range of gun-control measures Tuesday, adjourning a one-day special legislative session.        ...
22:13 2019-07-09

Virginia governor calls special session to take up gun control measures in the wake of Virginia Beach shooting Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called a special session of the state legislature to take up gun-control measures in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach....
22:26 2019-06-04

Barty stops US teen's French run; faces Czech teen in final Ash Barty came back from a set and a break down to end 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova's French Open run with a topsy-turvy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 victory that put her in her first Grand Slam final        ...
14:00 2019-06-07

'The nation is watching': Virginia governor orders special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shootings Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for a special legislative session to 'address gun violence,' four days after deadly rampage in Virginia Beach.        ...
17:52 2019-06-04

Daily Mail Dipshit Tries to Own Teen Only for Teen To, Like, Totally Own His Ass Talking—it’s hard! I’ve never done it, but being a 17-year-old girl talking to a pasty 48-year-old white guy snorting to himself and shoving his recorder in your face sounds like an even more difficult task....
16:13 2019-05-21

Warriors 119, Blazers 117, OT | Golden State wins the series, 4-0.: Warriors Sweep Blazers to Reach Their 5th Straight N.B.A. Finals With a comeback overtime victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Golden State moved on to seek a third consecutive title and its fourth in five years....
15:26 2019-05-21

Primary Them All “We’re talking about human lives, and let’s just subject people to the laws, but we also have to recognize that everybody in America has rights,” a visibly emotional Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday afternoon. Later that day, however, right-wingers in the House Democratic caucus confirmed that, in fact...
17:00 2019-06-28

The Split-Screen Primary In the On Politics newsletter: Presidential candidates are perfecting the art of talking to the media about impeachment, and of talking to voters about issues....
03:13 2019-05-31

Virginia 63, Auburn 62 | Final Four: N.C.A.A. Final Four: A Shot, a Whistle and a First Final for Virginia A late foul call, and the resulting three free throws by Kyle Guy in the final second, saved the Cavaliers against Auburn and sent them to the N.C.A.A. championship game....
18:13 2019-05-21

New MLB All-Star vote set to begin with 'primary' MLB is switching to a multiphase process to elect All-Star starters via fan voting, with the "primary" phase to begin Tuesday followed by "The Starters Election" on June 26....
18:52 2019-05-28

LEX 18 Calls Dem Gubernatorial Primary For Beshear (LEX 18) — Andy Beshear won a hard-fought primary election Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee for governor and face off against Gov. Matt Bevin in November. Beshear, the Attorney General, spent the day in Louisville, thanking his many volunteers. He ventured out in the morning along with...
02:39 2019-05-22

Gov. Bevin Marks Republican Primary Win (LEX 18/AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has cleared his first hurdle toward a second term, defeating three challengers to win the Republican nomination. Bevin beat three Republican challengers in Tuesday’s primary election. They were state Rep. Robert Goforth, William Woods and Ike Lawren...
02:39 2019-05-22

Biden’s Campaign Approach: Run Like It’s a Primary of One Mr. Biden is betting that his widespread name recognition and early poll results free him to focus on President Trump — and brush off his 22 Democratic opponents....
11:52 2019-06-17

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job after fending off two challengers in the city’s Democratic primary. Tuesday night’s victory all but assures Kenney will sta...
05:39 2019-05-22

The Latest: Edelen concedes in Dem primary for Kentucky gov. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky’s primary election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democrat Adam Edelen’s political comeback has come up short as the former state auditor has conceded in his run for the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky. In his concession speech T...
02:39 2019-05-22

How Abortion Became a Top Issue in the 2020 Democratic Primary Among the hundreds who gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest for abortion rights on Tuesday were roughly a half-dozen candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. As activists held up signs reading #StopTheBans to protest recent laws severely restricting abortions in Alabama, G...
02:26 2019-05-24

Only one in 20 fathers take primary parental leave in Australia Mothers take 95% of the primary carers leave and the birth of a child has little impact on fathers’ employment, report saysMothers take 95% of the primary carers leave in Australia, and a lack of legislated shared parental leave, traditional gender roles and the gender pay gap are all working to pre...
01:13 2019-05-28

DNC to require at least one female moderator at each primary debate The Democratic National Committee is implementing a new requirement that each of their 12 upcoming presidential debates feature at least one female moderator, Fox News has confirmed....
22:26 2019-05-31

Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DH CHICAGO (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación as his team’s primary designated hitter after the 36-year-old slugger joins the team in New York on Monday. Speaking to reporters before Sunday’s game in Chicago against the White Sox, Boone said...
20:39 2019-06-16

Tom Steyer Brings $100 Million to the Democratic Primary. That May Not Be Enough A billionaire activist and philanthropist, Tom Steyer brings several assets with him to the 2020 presidential race: Longtime Democratic connections, at least some support from his efforts to impeach President Donald Trump and a willingness to spend $100 million of his own money on the race, giving h...
22:52 2019-07-09

Mark Sanford says he’s considering primary challenge against Trump In an interview on CNN, the former congressman and South Carolina governor said he’s exploring a bid because of the lack of debate over federal spending....
23:39 2019-07-16

Joe Biden Is on Top of the Democratic Primary Field. How Does He Stay There? Before Joe Biden announced his presidential campaign, the former vice president privately worried about the fundamentals. Could he raise the money needed to mount a credible campaign? Could he assemble a diverse and experienced staff? Would he be a good fit for a Democratic base that’s drifted...
22:52 2019-06-05

20 Democratic candidates qualify for second primary debate The Democratic National Committee announced on Wednesday the 20 candidates who will take to the stage over two nights this month in the second round of primary debates....
10:26 2019-07-18

Kentucky Has a Primary Election Today. Here’s What to Watch. Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican incumbent, is the most unpopular governor in the country. Democrats hope that will give them an opening in a red state....
21:39 2019-05-21

The Most Cursed Senate Primary of All Time Is a Real Possibility Folks, we are getting one step closer to the most awful U.S. Senate primary I could ever dream up becoming a reality: racist, homophobic, crypto-Nazi former Attorney General Jeff Sessions versus racist, homophobic alleged pedophile Roy Moore....
01:52 2019-06-20

Georgia won’t hold presidential primary on Super Tuesday ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is shifting its presidential primary to late March, leaving the group of states that vote on Super Tuesday. The primary has been set for March 24, three weeks after Super Tuesday, which Georgia has joined in past election cycles. The change announced Wednesday by Georgia Secre...
19:00 2019-06-19

Poll: Biden has 2-1 lead in early primary states Former Vice President Joe Biden, who continues to maintain his wide lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race, holds an even bigger 2-to-1 lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders in early primary states, according to the latest survey on the race....
00:00 2019-05-30

The Trailer: An exclusive poll on how the debates changed the primary In this edition: The freshest polling about the first debates, the message House Republicans have been sending all year, and the first victims of the campaign cash race....
23:52 2019-07-02

Former SC Rep. Mark Sanford mulling primary challenge against Trump Former South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford is considering launching a bid for president just months after leaving office following President Trump’s urging Republican voters in the Palmetto State to reject his renomination....
19:13 2019-07-16

Kentucky primary to offer verdict on Bevin’s job performance LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters in Kentucky are casting ballots in a primary that will deliver an initial verdict on the job performance of Gov. Matt Bevin. The ally of President Donald Trump faces state Rep. Robert Goforth and two other challengers in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Democrats are choosi...
17:52 2019-05-21

Democrats Grapple With a Sprawling Primary Field, and No One to Shape It The field of 24 candidates is too unwieldy, some Democrats say. But with big names like the Clintons and Obamas remaining silent, the party lacks anyone to sort it out....
11:26 2019-07-04

Primary voters anxiously watch first debate night TUCSON — About two dozen Democrats gathered at a northwest side home Wednesday night to watch night one of the first Democratic Presidential Debate of this election cycle, anxiously hoping someone will emerge from this pack and turn Arizona blue next fall. Southern Arizona Democratic Primary v...
18:52 2019-06-27

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday’s primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Ke...
05:39 2019-05-22

Bellinger, Yelich top vote-getters in All-Star 'Primary' Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers narrowly topped Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich for the most All-Star votes in the first round of balloting....
04:00 2019-06-22

Bad Democrat Reportedly Got So Mad He Tried to Beat Up a Car A few weeks ago, the Intercept reported on shitty Democrat Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and his ineffectual bids to derail Nancy Pelosi’s speakership and the Democrats’ vote to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen. The story painted a picture of a congressman both very bad and very incompetent—except at f...
22:26 2019-05-22

North Carolina Rep. Walker declines Tillis primary challenge RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rep. Mark Walker’s announced Thursday that he won’t challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s Republican primary next year, a move that shows President Donald Trump’s influence on state politics and the high stakes in the 2020 congressional elections...
17:13 2019-06-13

After female candidate’s defeat in N.C. primary, Liz Cheney says GOP needs to do more to win votes of women The top-ranking female House Republican was speaking one day after Greg Murphy bested Joan Perry to win the GOP nod for a House seat in North Carolina....
21:52 2019-07-10

Polish police: masked teenager injures 2 in primary school WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say a girl and a woman have been hurt when a masked man entered a primary school in central Poland and threw firecrackers. The spokeswoman for police in Bydgoszcz, Monika Chlebicz, said Monday that a female student was injured by shrapnel and one of the cleaning s...
15:26 2019-05-27

NY Dems make it easier to vote in 2020 presidential primary ALBANY — The New York State Democratic Party voted unanimously Wednesday to make it easier for registered independent voters to re-enroll as Democrats to vote in next year’s presidential primary — three years after Bernie Sanders slammed the state’s onerous election rules. Un...
10:39 2019-05-23

Recount in New York City Democratic primary to begin Tuesday A recount will begin on Tuesday in the Democratic primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens, a contest that drew national attention, an official said on Friday....
23:00 2019-07-05

‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media. With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message....
15:52 2019-06-01

GSK's Dovato meets primary goal in late-stage HIV study British Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc on Wednesday said its two-drug HIV regimen Dovato was successful in suppressing the AIDS-causing virus in patients for 48 weeks at similar levels as the patients' previous three-drug treatment....
08:52 2019-07-10

Primary Teachers' Pay Demand "Beyond West Bengal's Capacity": Minister West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee Saturday said the government cannot raise the pay scale of agitating primary school teachers to the level demanded by them as it will incur a huge......
03:52 2019-07-21

Coming Soon to a Democratic Primary: Candidates Backed By Charles Koch The political arm of Charles Koch’s ambitious network is preparing to start playing in Democratic primaries for the Senate, House and local roles, according to a memo being sent Friday. The decision is the result of a gradual shift away from aggressive and conservative politics inside the deep...
21:39 2019-06-07

What the 2020 Democrats Can Learn From One of the Most Crowded Primary Fields in History With Democratic primary debates having begun on Wednesday and continuing on Thursday, featuring 20 candidates, the party is facing its largest field of candidates in modern history. But part of the reason this moment stands out is that this kind of crowded and competitive field is a relatively recen...
23:26 2019-06-27

Gov. Ducey signs bill to move Primary Election date PHOENIX – Arizona voters will be heading to the polls a little earlier in 2020. Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill on Wednesday, May 22nd, that moved the primary election date up three weeks. Primary voting will now take place on the first Tuesday of August each election year. The bill also mov...
11:39 2019-05-23

WATCH: Night 2 of 2020 Democratic primary debate begins at 6 p.m.  For the latest NBC News coverage, visit nbcnews.com....
02:26 2019-06-28

Mark Sanford, Once Targeted by Trump, Weighs Primary Challenge Against Him Mr. Sanford, the former congressman and governor from South Carolina who infamously lied about hiking the Appalachian Trail, is considering taking on the president....
22:26 2019-07-16

First 2020 Democratic primary debate -- Night 2 live blog Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg are among the ten Democrats who will take the stage in Miami tonight....
03:13 2019-06-28

Marianne Williamson Preaches a Message of Love in the Democratic Primary When Andrea Martinez asked about medical marijuana, the question quickly turned from the political to the personal. At a town hall in a dimly lit church in Washington Monday evening, the 51-year-old Navy veteran suggested to Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson that marijuana might ...
18:13 2019-05-21

Moderate Dem slams 'squad' for threatening to primary him: 'They're not Democrats ... they're socialists' Rep. Henry Cuellar D-Texas, responded to the threat of a primary from the four female progressive House members known as "the squad" on Tuesday and accused them of being socialists in disguise. ...
01:39 2019-07-17

Elections board delays certifying Kentucky primary results FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky election officials have delayed certifying statewide primary election results after the state’s chief election official identified a series of discrepancies in vote counts. The discrepancies won’t change any outcomes of last month’s primary election. ...
20:13 2019-06-04

The Fox News Primary? How Trump’s Favorite Network Became a Democratic Power Player A Sunday town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was another sign of Fox News’s ability to influence the Democratic primary, despite a ban by party leaders....
03:00 2019-06-03

DNC Doubles Polling, Fundraising Requirements for Second Round of Presidential Primary Debates (ATLANTA) — The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, are likely to help cull a crop of 24 candida...
00:52 2019-05-30

Lisa Boothe: Beto O'Rourke 'facing big obstacles' in 2020 Dem primary Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio face "big obstacles" as they seek to clinch the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination....
06:13 2019-06-11

Celebrities react to the second night of Democratic primary debates for the 2020 election The second night of debates for Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 presidential election took the stage in Miami, Florida on Thursday and Hollywood celebrities were among the loudest voices discussing the showcase on social media. ...
18:26 2019-06-28

Sanders must defeat Warren in New Hampshire primary to continue 2020 bid, Stirewalt says Sen. Bernie Sanders must finish ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire's 2020 primary to continue his Democratic presidential bid, according to Chris Stirewalt....
01:00 2019-06-01

Sanford, mulling GOP primary bid in 2020, confesses: ‘I don’t think anybody’s going to beat Donald Trump’ Ask Mark Sanford if any Republican can knock off President Trump in the Republican primaries and he’ll give you an honest answer: "I don’t think anybody’s going to beat Donald Trump."...
19:39 2019-07-22

Celebrities react to the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election Following the first primary debate between the many 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, outspoken Hollywood celebrities far and wide sounded off on social media about what unfolded....
18:39 2019-06-27

Trump mulls backing Justin Amash primary challenger: report President Trump has reportedly discussed the possibility of backing a primary challenger to Republican Rep. Justin Amash who came out in favor of impeaching the president over the Mueller Report’s findings weeks ago....
13:00 2019-06-13

DNC ups thresholds for upcoming primary debates, making it harder for candidates to qualify The Democratic National Committee’s making it more difficult for the presidential candidates to qualify for the third and fourth round of primary debates....
16:26 2019-05-29

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'd be 'hard pressed' to back Biden in primary Bernie Sanders appears to be the favorite to secure Ocasio-Cortez’s prized endorsement in the Democratic presidential primaryAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive US congresswoman and social media sensation, has said she would be “hard pressed” to endorse the frontrunner, Joe Biden, in the Democ...
04:26 2019-05-22

Joe Sestak becomes 25th Democrat to run for U.S. president Joe Sestak, a former member of the U.S. House from Pennsylvania and U.S. Navy admiral, has become the 25th Democratic to announce he is running for president ....
21:52 2019-06-23

Democrat tries to take down McConnell by accusing him of getting in Trump's way Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath aims to defeat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by accusing him of obstructing Trump's "drain the swamp" agenda....
19:13 2019-07-17

Top Democrat Pelosi: U.S. has no appetite to go to war with Iran U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf region....
18:26 2019-06-20

Renee Unterman, Primary Backer of Georgia Abortion Bill, Announces Bid for Congress (ATLANTA) — When Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s “heartbeat” abortion ban into law on May 7, one of the most high-profile women by his side was Republican state Sen. Renee Unterman, who proudly donned a baseball cap reading “PRO LIFE.” Unterman announced Thursday...
21:39 2019-06-07

MSNBC is both a news channel and face of the Resistance. How will that impact the Democratic primary debate? “This is a channel that’s just figuring out how to exist as a news organization that is also a potential arbiter of a presidential race,” said one senior NBC staffer....
22:13 2019-06-22

Japan finance ministry says to halt Citi's JGB primary dealing licence for 1 month Japanese Ministry of Finance will suspend Citigroup's primary dealing licence for Japanese government bonds (JGB) for one month starting on June 13, it said on Tuesday....
10:13 2019-06-11

Melinda Katz stunningly takes lead over Tiffany Cabán in primary for Queens DA Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is now leading lefty insurgent Tiffany Cabán in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney — a stunning reversal of fortunes after the race went into a paper ballot count with Cabán ahead by more than 1,000 votes last week. About 6,000 paper ballots rem...
10:00 2019-07-04

Joe Sestak becomes the 25th Democrat running for president Then there were 25. Joe Sestak, a former congressman from Pennsylvania and Navy admiral, became the latest Democrat to join the crowd of 2020 presidential hopefuls. The 67-year-old in a statement posted on his website Saturday said he is running to be the commander-in-chief “who serves the Ame...
00:26 2019-06-24

Ingraham: California a 'Democrat-induced disaster' Fox News' Laura Ingraham spoke directly to California Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday criticizing his response to the homeless crisis after his state gave illegal immigrants Medicaid benefits....
09:39 2019-07-11

Top Senate Democrat says he is worried Trump will 'bumble' into war The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday he was worried that President Donald Trump may "bumble" into a war with Iran and he said there needed to be an open debate and a congressional decision on funding before any military operation was launched....
00:00 2019-06-21

Trump says Squad is 'destroying the Democrat Party' President Trump called out the four freshman congresswomen known as the "Squad," claiming that not only are they bad for America as a whole, they are damaging their own party....
17:13 2019-07-21

| Trump would be 'in handcuffs' if not president, says Democrat Warren Democratic White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that if Donald Trump was not protected by his presidential status, he would be "in handcuffs and indicted" for obstructing the investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference....
23:13 2019-05-30

Islamic State says it killed 12 Nigerian soldiers in Borno state attack: statement Islamic State said on Wednesday its West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and that its fighters killed 12 soldiers....
03:13 2019-06-20

With 2020 Looming, Parties Fight State by State Over Voting Access Legislative battles over plans to tighten voting and registration rules have gained urgency with a pivotal election 18 months away. Arizona’s skirmishes are a prime example....
19:13 2019-06-03

This state is adding free sunscreen dispensers to state beaches & parks all summer long! If you wanna have some fun in the sun this summer and keep your skin safe, looks like Rhode Island might be the ticket.        ...
22:39 2019-05-23

UPDATE 2-State Street pays $94.3 mln to settle U.S., state charges over hidden fund markups State Street Corp agreed to pay $94.3 million to settle federal and state regulatory charges it routinely overcharged mutual fund customers and other clients over roughly 17 years by adding hidden markups on back-office expenses....
21:39 2019-06-27

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea appeared first on LEX18.com....
04:52 2019-06-20

State Street pays $94.3 million to settle U.S., state charges over hidden fund markups State Street Corp agreed to pay $94.3 million to settle federal and state regulatory charges it routinely overcharged mutual fund customers and other clients over roughly 17 years by adding hidden markups on back-office expenses....
00:26 2019-06-28

Oregon Governor Orders State Police to Find GOP State Senators Avoiding a Climate Vote Oregon is poised to pass sweeping legislation to fight climate change. But before the bill can come to a vote, the Oregon State Police may need to track down the Republican state senators. On Thursday, the Democrat governor of Oregon ordered state troopers to find the 11 Republican state senators an...
19:26 2019-06-22

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week. The post Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:13 2019-06-17

Arkansas State Police confirm that human remains found outside home are that of a former Republican state legislator LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police confirm that human remains found outside home are that of a former Republican state legislator. The post Arkansas State Police confirm that human remains found outside home are that of a former Republican state legislator appeared first on LEX18.com....
18:39 2019-06-06

Indiana State Sycamores rally, eliminate Ohio State 10-5 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Clay Dungan hit a two-run single as Indiana scored four runs in the sixth inning, and the Sycamores stayed alive Sunday by eliminating Ohio State with a 10-5 victory in the Nashville Regional. The No. 2 seeded Sycamores (43-17) will try to avoid elimination again Sunday night...
02:13 2019-06-03

Missouri to be only U.S. state with no legal abortion provider after state action Missouri is poised this week to become the only U.S. state without access to legal abortions as health officials refuse to renew its last clinic's license to perform the procedure, women's health services provider Planned Parenthood said on Tuesday....
00:39 2019-05-29

Iowa State signs Penn State’s Rasir Bolton AMES, Iowa (AP) — Penn State basketball transfer Rasir Bolton has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced on Wednesday that Bolton, who averaged 11.6 points a game as a freshman last season, will join the team this summer. Bolton will have three years of eligibility with the Cyclones — and he...
01:26 2019-05-30

Group that helped Ocasio-Cortez backs school principal's primary challenge to top House Dem A middle school principal in New York who's launching a bid to unseat a powerful House Democrat is finding help from the same group that helped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win her long-shot bid in the 2018 midterm elections....
06:39 2019-06-20

Trump primary challenger Bill Weld admits GOP voters overwhelmingly back president Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, running to deny President Trump of the Republican Party’s 2020 nomination, admitted this week that voters are just really not interested in a challenger....
15:39 2019-05-24

Corey Lewandowski: Joe Biden won't make it past South Carolina primary, predicts 'socialist' will win Dem nod Former Vice President Joe Biden will not last long in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, according to ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski....
03:00 2019-07-11

Democrat Booker unveils plan for Americans to age at home Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker was set to unveil a plan on Monday to greatly increase funding for elderly Americans needing long-term health care, and also to increase funding for people who look after them....
16:39 2019-07-15

Lighthizer says he can 'work out' Democrat concerns over trade pact U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he believes core concerns held by Democratic lawmakers over enforcement of labor and environmental provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement can be sorted out quickly....
20:52 2019-06-19

Democrat Harris clarifies: she won't ban private health insurance U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was forced to clarify her position on private health insurance again on Friday, an unwelcome distraction from a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions....
18:52 2019-06-28

House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry....
07:52 2019-06-16

No. 3 House Democrat says he believes Trump will eventually be impeached House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Sunday he believes President Donald Trump will eventually be impeached but cautioned that Democrats need to first lay the groundwork and educate the public on the process. "I have never said he should not be impeached. What I have said time and time again is, [sp...
21:00 2019-06-02

Anti-Abortion Democrat Has Big Fancy Fundraiser Cancelled A fundraiser for the anti-abortion Democrat Rep. Daniel Lipinski has been cancelled by Rep. Cheri Bustos, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), according to the New York Times. It’s likely that the fundraiser was cancelled due to pressure from voters angry about abortion ...
07:00 2019-05-23

California Democrat says Facebook's currency may do more to endanger America than 9/11 Facebook's head of Calibra David Marcus is grilled during a House Financial Services Committee hearing over the company's digital currency plans....
18:39 2019-07-17

Democrat de Blasio apologizes for Che Guevara phrase in Miami Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio apologized on Thursday for unwittingly quoting Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a Marxist revolutionary reviled by many Cuban-Americans for helping Fidel Castro come to power in Cuba....
03:39 2019-06-28

Latina Border Patrol officer dubbed ‘Ice Bae’ is a Democrat A Latina Border Patrol officer who went viral as #IceBae after being photographed on duty is a registered Democrat from Texas, records show. Kiara Cervantes, 26, identified herself Sunday on Twitter as the internet sensation who was snapped during Vice President Mike Pence’s recent visit to a ...
18:00 2019-07-16

Louisiana Democrat speaks out about supporting pro-life policies A pro-life Louisiana Democrat appeared on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" to discuss her ant-abortion views while Democratic presidential candidates continue to show their support for abortion rights....
07:00 2019-06-04

Farewell, Swalwell: As One 2020 Democrat Drops Out, Will Others Follow? In the On Politics newsletter: Some candidates may be starting to realize time spent lingering at the bottom of the polls could come at a cost back home....
02:26 2019-07-09

Jessica Cisneros on Challenging an Incumbent Democrat: ‘There’s a Lot He Has Never Had to Justify’ Ms. Cisneros, a 26-year-old immigration lawyer, is running against a Texas lawmaker who has taken donations from immigrant detention centers. If she wins, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress....
18:00 2019-07-04

New poll says Biden is the only Democrat with a comfortable lead against Trump Evan Vucci/AP, NurPhoto via Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democratic contender for the 2020 Election who holds a comfortable lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. Biden led Trump by 10 points, well ahead of other Democratic contenders that scored eve...
03:52 2019-07-08

Key Senate Democrat warns of Barr’s expanded powers WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, says he fears Trump is giving Barr ...
22:52 2019-05-28

Democrat Klobuchar announces plan to help U.S. teachers and students Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar rolled out a plan on Friday to provide additional resources for America's public school teachers and students as she and her rivals seek the support of teachers' unions....
23:00 2019-07-05

U.S. House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry....
22:26 2019-06-15

Here’s a state-by-state look at the fastest mobile network speeds in the US Opensignal has released a new report today about mobile network speeds in the US, offering an overview of how smartphone download speeds haven’t improved all that much from this time last year. The report goes into greater detail about that, in addition to ranking each state and the top 50 US ...
15:13 2019-06-02

Best London commuter areas for schools: four spots with outstanding primary and secondary education within 45 minutes of the capital Due to the exodus of young families from London out to the home counties in search of space and value for money, the South-East now faces an acute pupils-to-places crisis. The region is expecting a 5.5 per cent rise in the number of school- age children over the next two years....
13:13 2019-05-29

NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Democratic Primary Victory In what will be a major upset to the Democratic Party machine and old-guard Democrats if it holds, a progressive and openly queer Latina attorney appears to have narrowly defeated the party’s pick in the primary election to become the next district attorney for the borough of Queens in New York City...
00:13 2019-06-28

German Government Sways After Social Democrat Leader Quits BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Sunday to continue with her government after the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, a junior partner in the coalition, resigned following a series of disappointing election results. In a surprise announcement hours earlier, Andrea Nahles ...
02:00 2019-06-03

Another Democrat joins AOC in criticizing border patrol agents: 'We were disrespected' Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif, said she felt unsafe during her visit to a southern border detention facility on "New Day" Tuesday and claimed she was disrespected by the agents on duty. ...
01:00 2019-07-03

Maverick Democrat’s attempt to impeach Trump fails vote The vote showed that so far, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been successful in her effort to prevent a Democratic stampede toward impeachment before additional evidence is developed that could win over a public that has so far been skeptical about ousting Trump....
06:13 2019-07-18

Democrat to force vote on Mexico tariffs if Trump follows through on threat House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said Thursday that he will introduce legislation to block President Trump from imposing new tariffs on Mexico....
03:39 2019-06-07

House Votes to Block Democrat’s Trump Impeachment Effort WASHINGTON — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat’s effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, in a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over trying to oust him in the shadow of the...
01:26 2019-07-18

House Democrat says support lacking for Trump impeachment inquiry A top U.S. House Democratic committee chairman on Wednesday appeared to rule out any imminent impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, but vowed quick court action to obtain the full, unredacted Mueller report on Russian election interference....
01:52 2019-06-06

Charlie Kirk: Ocasio-Cortez 'the most powerful Democrat in office' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may not be in House leadership, but she is still the most powerful Democratic lawmaker in office, according to Charlie Kirk....
06:00 2019-06-19

Democrat Ilhan Omar says Donald Trump is a 'fascist' – video Representative Ilhan Omar has responded to Donald Trump’s criticism of her as well as the chanting of ‘send her back’, which was heard at a Trump rally in North Carolina. Speaking at Capitol Hill on Thursday, she said ‘we have said this president is racist’ before later adding that she believes Trum...
22:26 2019-07-18

Louisiana governor, a Democrat, poised to sign 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law Louisiana's state legislature on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a so-called "heartbeat" pro-life bill, becoming the latest in a slew of states to enact strict new restrictions on abortion that many conservatives have hoped will end with the Supreme Court revisiting its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade dec...
03:39 2019-05-30

Democrat Bullock seizes spotlight after getting left out of presidential debate Montana Governor Steve Bullock is making a flurry of appearances on television and the campaign trail after getting locked out of next week's Democratic Party presidential debate, a move aimed at turning the bad news into a boost for his candidacy....
18:52 2019-06-18

Democrat Buttigieg unveils plan to fight racism in America Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana - whose campaign has been dogged by accusations of systemic racism in his city as he struggles to gain support from African-American voters - on Thursday announced a plan to battle racial inequality in America....
17:52 2019-07-11

Democrat Cal Cunningham enters North Carolina Senate race RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former state senator tells The Associated Press he’s running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican incumbent Thom Tillis. Democrat Cal Cunningham had been campaigning for lieutenant governor in North Carolina, but he announced Monday he’s switching 2020 races...
14:13 2019-06-17

Democrat O'Rourke unveils "community-based" immigration plan Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke proposed a new immigration plan on Wednesday that will allow churches and local communities to sponsor immigrants to the United States in becoming American citizens....
14:52 2019-05-29

Democrat Buttigieg discusses being part of first gay couple in the White House U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said on Monday he does not believe the fact that he is gay and married to another man will hurt him with America's voters....
04:13 2019-06-04

Jerry Nadler is the other House Democrat feeling the heat on impeachment Pressure is mounting for House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to launch impeachment proceedings, but the New York Democrat is weighing dueling loyalties to eager members and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has urged her caucus to stay the course on investigations and ignore the growing chorus for what...
16:52 2019-05-22

Democrat BET founder praises Trump, says party 'moved too far to the Left' Black Entertainment Television founder and Democrat Robert Johnson praised President Donald Trump for the state of the economy and also accused the Democratic Party of going too far to the Left in an interview with CNBC Tuesday....
19:26 2019-07-09

2020 Democrat bemoans identity politics, says it's being used to 'tear people apart' Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said identity politics are being weaponized to purposely divide the country and called for unity during an appearance on "The View" Monday. ...
00:39 2019-07-23

Former Rep. Joe Sestak becomes 25th Democrat to enter White House race Former Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., became the latest Democrat to challenge President Trump’s seat in the Oval Office when he declared on Sunday he's running for president....
21:39 2019-06-23

Atop Tech Antitrust Probe, a Democrat With an Independent Manner Technology companies are set to come into the crosshairs of a House panel led by Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat with an independent streak....
21:52 2019-06-10

German government wobbles after Social Democrat leader quits The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats has announced her resignation following a series of disappointing election results, raising fresh doubts about the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition...
18:26 2019-06-02

Democrat 'spiritual' candidate stands out for quirky remarks at debate Self-help guru and presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson raised eyebrows with her Democratic debate performance. Her plan to "harness love" to beat Trump prompted people to dig out some of her older online adages....
12:00 2019-06-28

Democrat confident majority of caucus will be in favor of impeachment after Mueller testimony Robert Mueller's much-anticipated testimony may have been delayed for a week, but at least one Democrat has already made up his mind on what should happen after the former special counsel speaks on the Hill....
20:39 2019-07-15

Democrat Jay Inslee ties climate change into 2020 education plan Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee, who has made climate change the major issue in his campaign, said Friday he will incorporate the issue into his education plan....
00:00 2019-07-06

DCCC chief cancels fundraiser in snub to anti-abortion Democrat The head of the House Democrats’ campaign arm has cancelled plans to fundraise for Rep. Dan Lipinski — one of the party’s last remaining anti-abortion stalwarts — after facing fierce backlash from the party’s left flank.Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that she is pulling out of next m...
04:00 2019-05-23

Grassley says China stalling on trade in hopes Democrat replaces Trump Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday that he now believes that China is intentionally stalling in trade talks with the U.S. in the hopes that a Democrat is elected in 2020 to replace President Trump....
02:52 2019-05-23

Democrat O'Rourke unveils voting rights plan to get 35 million more to the polls Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke issued an ambitious plan on Wednesday to revamp the U.S. voting system by cracking down on voter suppression and getting an additional 35 million people to the ballot box by the 2024 elections....
14:39 2019-06-05

Democrat Warren wants $7 billion fund to give grants to minority entrepreneurs Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing creating a $7 billion fund to provide grants to help more minorities start their own business, she announced on Friday....
18:26 2019-06-14

Start hearings around Trump impeachment 'immediately', says leading Democrat – live Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Culture of corruption that appears to exist’President Trump meets Queen on state visit to United KingdomSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.21pm BST The latest Hill-HarrisX poll of the Democratic field shows former Vice President Joe Biden running away with the ...
20:13 2019-06-03

Democrat Buttigieg cancels campaign events after South Bend shooting Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, canceled campaign events on Monday to return to his city after a fatal shooting by a police officer, his campaign said....
00:13 2019-06-18

Newt Gingrich: Biden is a 'doofus,' will become 'very radical Democrat' before face-off with Trump Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says former Vice President Joe Biden is a “doofus” who will become a “very radical Democrat” by the time of the general election against President Trump....
15:13 2019-05-23

Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rights Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday announced a series of executive actions he would take to protect abortion rights if he is elected president, as new statewide restrictions have thrust the issue into the 2020 campaign....
18:13 2019-05-22

Democrat Beto O'Rourke trails Democratic rivals in cash contest Former Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke raised a lackluster $3.6 million for his struggling presidential campaign in the second quarter of the year, his campaign said on Monday....
05:39 2019-07-16

Democrat Rivals Rebuke Joe Biden for Supporting Federal Funding Ban for Abortion (WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women’s rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party’s latest platform calling for the...
10:52 2019-06-06

Democrat in Competitive California District Joins Call for Impeachment Inquiry Representative Katie Porter is one of the first to endorse impeachment proceedings among House Democrats who are expected to face tough re-election campaigns....
02:52 2019-06-18

Obama budget official: 'Medicare for All' is Democrat version of GOP's 'repeal and replace' "Single-payer is the Democratic equivalent of repeal and replace. It'll never be legislated, because the details are too hard," President Barack Obama's former budget chief says....
23:00 2019-05-21

Senate expressly condemns anti-Semitism, after Democrat-led House 'can't bring itself' to do the same The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, after the Democrat-controlled House abandoned a similar effort in March in favor of a resolution broadly disapproving of all forms of bigotry....
06:26 2019-06-14

Sen. Graham says he's had substantive talks with top Democrat on deal to combat border crisis Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he's entered into bi-partisan talks with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin" on "Fox & Friends" Friday, in an effort to find a solution to the southern border crisis. ...
21:52 2019-06-14

2020 Democrat hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan pokes holes into 'Medicare for All' plan Quite a few Democrats vying for their party's 2020 presidential nomination are latching on to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan, but at least one is pumping the brakes and pointing out the policy's flaws....
20:39 2019-06-30

Alabama lawmaker seeks to censure Democrat for comments about abortion, Trump Jr. Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned Wednesday after a one member called for the censure of another over comments that included calling Donald Trump Jr. "retarded or crazy" during a debate earlier this month on the state’s controversial abortion ban....
23:39 2019-05-23

Democrat Buttigieg: stop 'endless war,' return to Iran nuclear deal Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday urged a stop to the "endless wars" that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and vowed to return the United States to the Iran nuclear deal scrapped by Republican President Donald Trump....
21:52 2019-06-11

Top Democrat seeks to criminalize unreported foreign contact by political campaigns The bill from Sen. Mark R. Warner, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vice chairman, would impose penalties for failing to disclose foreign outreach within one week....
22:26 2019-05-21

Washington state becomes the first state to allow human composting Washington state is the first in the nation to allow natural organic reduction. Veuer’s Nick Cardona explains what that entails.        ...
17:26 2019-05-22

This is how many cancer survivors are living in the US, state by state 24/7 Tempo reviewed how many people in every state live with cancer using data from the American Cancer Society.        ...
15:13 2019-05-21

Democratic primary voters overwhelmingly prefer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal to Joe Biden's climate plan Cliff Owen/AP Images Democratic primary voters prefer more ambitious plans to fight climate change over former Vice President Joe Biden's less aggressive proposal, according to new INSIDER polling. 42% of Democrats said they prefer a plan that aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 by an...
07:26 2019-06-22

Trump's North American trade deal must do more to protect US jobs, House Democrat says Trump's North American trade pact includes sweetheart deals for the oil, gas and pharmaceutical industries that create huge problems for consumers. But it also perpetuates the original NAFTA's core problem: shifting U.S. production to Mexico....
22:39 2019-06-04

Lara Trump: Joe Biden criticisms show 'gloves are coming off on the Democrat side' The increasing intraparty criticisms of former Vice President Joe Biden show the "gloves are coming off on the Democratic side," according to Lara Trump....
06:13 2019-06-11

Democrat's shocking claim that deaths of migrant children were 'intentional' was disgusting: Tom Homan Former ICE acting director Tom Homan slammed Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood for her “disgusting’ statement that the deaths of children in custody at the border was an “intentional” policy decision....
17:52 2019-05-24

Democrat Harris unveils plan to lower drug costs, put 'people over profit' Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a plan on Tuesday to crack down on pharmaceutical companies which overcharge for prescription drugs, making her the latest 2020 White House candidate to seize on the issue....
13:00 2019-07-16

Democrat Buttigieg announces minority-focused small business investment plan Joining several other Democrats targeting black voters this weekend with economic proposals, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a policy on Sunday aimed at helping minorities start businesses....
23:00 2019-07-07

Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke outlines LGBTQ policy proposal Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday outlined his proposal to improve gay rights in the United States and to reverse what he called "discriminatory policies" under President Donald Trump....
13:26 2019-06-12

Struggling in White House bid, Democrat Gillibrand seeks bump in Trump country U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan last week on a bus emblazoned with "He broke it, we'll fix it," as part of a campaign tour highlighting what she called President Donald Trump's "broken promises" to the region....
14:39 2019-07-14

Democrat Wendy Davis announces challenge to freshman Rep. Chip Roy in Texas district Davis garnered national attention in 2013 for a 13-hour-long filibuster in the Texas state Senate on legislation that included restrictive abortion regulations....
18:52 2019-07-22

Republicans Melt Down After House Democrat Calls Child Migrant Deaths 'Intentional' Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee voted to remove Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood’s comments from the congressional record on Wednesday after she said that the growing deaths of migrant children in immigration custody are an intentional result of Trump administration policie...
21:26 2019-05-23

German Social Democrat leader Andrea Nahles to step down after EU poll losses Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany's SPD, has announced her resignation following poor results for her party at the European elections. The move could destabilize Angela Merkel's coalition....
14:26 2019-06-02

Bronx Principal to Challenge Eliot Engel, Powerful House Democrat, From the Left Jamaal Bowman will take on Mr. Engel, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, with help from a group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last year....
13:39 2019-06-18

Who is Amy McGrath, the Kentucky Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? Amy McGrath, the former fighter pilot who narrowly lost a bid for Congress last year, on Tuesday launched her campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....
00:26 2019-07-10

'Borderline criminal negligence': Democrat unloads on Trump's climate comments in Europe Rep. Paul Tonko said that President Trump committed “borderline criminal negligence" in dismissing climate change science during his visit to Europe this week....
15:52 2019-06-06

Democrat Buttigieg proposes expanded national service plan to unify country Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing a massive expansion of national service programs in a bid to help unify Americans and bring people from different backgrounds together....
14:52 2019-07-03

Veteran cleric and Hong Kong democrat keeps up quest for 'historical truth' of Tiananmen Veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner and Baptist cleric Chu Yiu-ming was in his mid-40s when he joined demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, just before a bloody crackdown that roiled China....
08:52 2019-05-28

Jeffries, the No. 5 Democrat in the House, derides Trump as the ‘fake leader of the free world’ The New York congressman’s comment came in a tweet in which he criticized Republicans for remaining silent about the president’s assessment of Joe Biden as a “low I.Q. individual” while on foreign soil....
16:00 2019-05-28

Senior House Democrat says support lacking for formal Trump impeachment inquiry The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday there did not appear to be support at the moment for a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia probe....
04:26 2019-06-06

Democrat overseeing U.S. Census funding would block form reprint for citizenship question A U.S. House Democrat who oversees funding for the U.S. Census Bureau said on Tuesday he would not support money being spent to reprint forms if the Trump administration won court approval to include a contentious question on citizenship....
22:13 2019-07-09

Democrat Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defense secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job at defense contractor Raytheon...
22:52 2019-07-16

House Democrat vows swift court action in bid for unredacted Mueller report A top U.S. House Democrat vowed on Wednesday to go to court quickly in his quest to obtain the full, unredacted Mueller report on Russian election interference, saying lawmakers would not be made "fools" of by an offer by the Trump administration to negotiate over the document....
21:26 2019-06-05

Sen. Graham: No Democrat 'will give a damn' about Barr declassifying documents on Trump campaign surveillance Sen. Lindsey Graham said “not one Democrat will give a damn” about the documents that will be declassified in relation to the surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016....
17:52 2019-05-24

Former Democrat turned conservative gay rights activist slams Pride, sues LGBT Center The 42-year-old Harlem hairdresser said the gay community turned its back on him once the former “diehard liberal” — who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — switched to the Republican Party....
04:52 2019-06-16

Democrat lifts hold on Treasury nominees amid ongoing fight over Trump's tax returns The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee is dialing back his threat to block Treasury Department nominees, saying he will allow hearings on three nominees to proceed....
05:13 2019-07-19

UPDATE 2-Democrat Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defense secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job at defense contractor Raytheon...
21:52 2019-07-16

2020 Democrat has speech shut down amid jeers from California liberals for questioning 'Medicare for all' SAN FRANCISCO — John Delaney's address at the California Democratic Convention Sunday was drowned out by jeers after he criticized "Medicare for all."...
00:52 2019-06-03

Second congressional Democrat staffer charged in scheme to dox Republicans amid Kavanaugh confirmation fight A second aide to New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan is facing federal charges stemming from a scheme to publicly post the personal information of several Republican politicians amid the contentious confirmation hearings for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh....
00:13 2019-06-20

Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, senior House Democrat says The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee says he believes the Muller Report is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors....
19:26 2019-07-21

Tech investor Peter Thiel thinks Elizabeth Warren is the most 'dangerous' Democrat against Trump Early Facebook investor and Trump supporter Peter Thiel weighed in on the Democrats taking on the president in 2020, saying he was "most scared' by Elizabeth Warren....
06:39 2019-07-16

Ten Sovereigns wins in France, Japan wins in France Ten Sovereigns hits the win column impressively in the Darly July Cup at Newmarket in England while Japan travels from Ireland to win the Grand Prix de Paris....
06:39 2019-07-16

Democrat O'Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy....
06:39 2019-05-22

Democrat border town mayor says 'we are sick and tired' of feds not listening, fixing illegal immigration problem A Democrat mayor of a Texas town bordering Mexico slammed the federal government and lawmakers, saying “we are sick and tired of the deaf ears” for failing to protect towns like his from illegal immigration....
14:00 2019-06-18

CITADEL SECURITIES SELECTED AS DESIGNATED PRIMARY MARKET MAKER FOR CBOE FUTURES EXCHANGE (CFE) WEEKLY OPTIONS ON VIX FUTURES Chicago, IL, September 23, 2010 - The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) today announced that when Weekly options on VIX futures (ticker symbol - VOW) are introduced for trading on Tuesday, September 28, Citadel Securities, LLC will be the Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM). Weekly options on VIX future...
10:26 2019-05-22

UN Secretary-General Says "Dhanyawaad'' To India UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed gratitude for India's contribution to the United Nations and its peacekeeping missions, underlining the inspiring role Indian women have played for the......
12:26 2019-05-25

BL Santhosh Appointed BJP's New General Secretary BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday elevated party's joint general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh as its general secretary (organisation), a day after Ramlal was moved back to the RSS after holding......
22:13 2019-07-14

Brexit secretary: No deal could mean a recession What might a No Deal Brexit really look like? Steve Barclay, who is responsible for no-deal preparations, can't rule out a recession, price rises in the supermarkets, or traffic jams on the roads....
07:52 2019-07-04

US Democrat presidential debate: Candidates battle on gun control, healthcare in high stakes TV debate Donald Trump has branded the US Democratic presidential debate "boring" and slammed the host networks after a technical glitch derailed its second half....
19:00 2019-06-27

Smithsonian names first African American secretary The director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture will become the new leader of all Smithsonian museums. Lonnie Bunch was named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, the first African American to hold that title. (May 28)        ...
02:01 2019-05-29

Trump announces Air Force secretary nominee President Trump will nominate former Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation Barbara Barrett to replace outgoing Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson....
00:26 2019-05-22

Trump says he will likely nominate Esper for defense secretary U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would likely nominate Mark Esper to be the secretary of defense, hours after he named Esper, the secretary of the Army, to replace Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary....
23:39 2019-06-18

Trump Manages to Get an Even Worse Labor Secretary Than the Last One Last week’s welcome resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta came with a caveat: Acosta appeared to not be entirely on board with the White House’s full-throated deregulation efforts....
19:39 2019-07-17

Pentagon to get its third acting defense secretary of the year Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will assume the role of acting defense secretary this month for as long as it takes the Senate to confirm or reject the nomination of Army Secretary Mark Esper to become President Trump’s second defense secretary....
06:52 2019-07-10

Alexander Acosta resigns as labor secretary Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned Friday morning amid the fallout over his handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. “I called the president this morning and told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside,” Acosta sai...
18:52 2019-07-12

Shanahan Withdraws as Defense Secretary Nominee President Trump on Tuesday pulled the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, saying on Twitter that Mr. Shanahan would devote more time to his family....
20:13 2019-06-18

Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easingThe acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East.“We’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans,” Pa...
00:13 2019-05-22

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be U.S. defense secretary Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon at a moment of rising tension with Iran....
20:52 2019-06-18

Energy secretary says US can make oil, gas, coal cleaner SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the Trump administration is committed to making fossil fuels cleaner rather than imposing “draconian” regulations on oil, gas and coal. Perry made his remarks Thursday during a speech at an energy conference in Salt Lake City ho...
19:00 2019-05-30

Trump to nominate Scalia's son for labor secretary U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, the oldest son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be secretary of labor....
11:39 2019-07-19

Labor Secretary Acosta says Epstein crimes 'horrific' U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said on Tuesday that he was glad financier Jeffrey Epstein was being prosecuted on sex trafficking charges and defended himself against criticism over the way he handled the case as a former federal prosecutor....
18:52 2019-07-09

| Calls mount for resignation of Trump labor secretary Democratic Party leaders called on Tuesday for the resignation of President Donald Trump's secretary of labor over a secret plea deal he made a decade ago with a wealthy hedge fund manager accused of sexually abusing young girls....
12:39 2019-07-10

Don't Use China In Leadership Bid: Official To British Foreign Secretary British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt should not use China in his campaign to become the next prime minister by "speaking unduly" about the country, its Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, after he......
15:39 2019-07-11

Ex-education secretary, 4 others held in Puerto Rico probe Puerto Rico’s former secretary of education and 4 other people have been arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors...
18:26 2019-07-10

Trump to nominate Mark Esper to be next defense secretary President Donald Trump says he will nominate Mark Esper to be the next US defense secretary. Esper, who is currently Army secretary, is scheduled to take over as acting defense secretary Sunday. His predecessor as acting secretary, Patrick Shanahan, left the Pentagon Friday. Shanahan withdrew from c...
05:26 2019-06-22

Trump weighs ousting Commerce Secretary Ross: NBC U.S. President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, NBC News reported (https://nbcnews.to/2XPQJ4B) on Monday....
16:39 2019-07-15

Secretary Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran With ‘No Preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict. But the United States will not relent in trying to pressure the Isl...
17:26 2019-06-02

BJP General Secretary Ramlal Sent Back To RSS After 13-Year Stint BJP's general secretary (organisation) Ramlal has been sent back to the RSS after serving one of the longest tenures in the key post, and is likely to be replaced by V Satish....
22:13 2019-07-13

Secretary Perry: Trump critics don't understand how much he's done for the environment President Trump is getting a raw deal from critics who claim he isn't concerned with respecting the environment, according to Energy Secretary Rick Perry....
03:52 2019-07-09

NATO secretary-general in North Macedonia for 2-day visit SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived for a two-day visit to North Macedonia before this tiny Balkan country officially becomes the alliance’s 30th member by the end of the year. Stoltenberg touched down on Sunday afternoon and will meet the country...
21:00 2019-06-02

Ex-defense secretary Jim Mattis has book coming this summer NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has a book coming, but he warns it will not be a “tell-all” about President Donald Trump. Random House announced Tuesday that “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead” will be published July 16. The publisher says it will be an...
11:39 2019-05-28

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Has a Book Coming Out This Summer (NEW YORK) — Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has a book coming out this summer, but he warns that it will not be a “tell-all” about President Donald Trump. “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead” will be published July 16, Random House announced Tuesday. Co-written w...
13:00 2019-05-28

Health Secretary Hancock joins race to succeed UK’s May LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May hasn’t officially begun — but the field of contenders is quickly growing. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced. May said she will step down as Conservativ...
17:39 2019-05-25

New White House press secretary has Arizona ties TUCSON- The White House named a new press secretary and she has Arizona ties. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced last Thursday that she is leaving the Trump administration. On Tuesday, First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter to make the announcement that Stephanie Grisham ...
18:52 2019-06-27

US Labor Secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein affair Donald Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has resigned after criticism of a legal deal made years ago that led to financier Jeffrey Epstein only serving 13 months in jail for child sex abuse....
20:13 2019-07-12

Trump’s acting DHS secretary appears wary of his ICE raids. That says a lot. The acting Homeland Security chief apparently isn't hiding his feelings — perhaps because he's seen what happened when his department had to make the best of President Trump's whims....
14:39 2019-06-22

Trump to nominate Mark Esper as defense secretary President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Mark Esper, secretary of the Army, as the next defense secretary, among other key defense posts....
23:26 2019-06-22

Trump to Officially Nominate Esper as Next Defense Secretary If confirmed, Mr. Esper, who fought in the gulf war before becoming a lobbyist for Raytheon, would join a national security team with his West Point classmate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
17:13 2019-06-21

Trump likely to pick Scalia's son for labor secretary: Politico U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to pick Eugene Scalia, the oldest son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be the secretary of labor, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three unnamed sources....
02:13 2019-07-19

Mark Esper indicates he’ll be a defense secretary in the mold of Jim Mattis Defense secretary nominee Mark Esper told senators at his confirmation hearing that his views are very much in line with those of Jim Mattis, President Trump’s first defense secretary, who resigned in December over policy disagreements with the commander in chief....
20:39 2019-07-16

Former Commerce secretary: Trump's 5% tariffs on Mexico will go into place but not any further Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez says he doesn't see how a comprehensive agreement between Mexico and the U.S. can be made over the weekend....
18:52 2019-06-06

‘They’re all fighting him’: Trump aides spar with health secretary With health care poised to play a crucial role in the 2020 election, infighting within the Trump administration threatens to derail some of the president’s most prominent pledges to voters....
02:26 2019-06-19

Trump defense secretary nominee says US not seeking war with Iran Confirmation of Mark Esper appeared almost certain at Senate hearing where he received significant Democratic supportDonald Trump’s nominee to become the first permanent US defence secretary in more than six months, has said that the US is not seeking war with Iran and needed to “get back on the dip...
00:52 2019-07-17

Congresswoman teaches housing secretary Ben Carson his own job - video Democratic congresswoman Katie Porter grills the housing and urban development secretary, Ben Carson, on a series of mortgage-related policy questions that he is unable to answer. In an uncomfortable exchange, Porter asks Carson about 'REOs', a basic term related to foreclosure, to which he replies:...
00:13 2019-05-22

Trump nominates Barbara Barrett for Air Force secretary WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...
11:52 2019-05-22

Trump nominates Eugene Scalia to be labor secretary President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to nominate Gene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, to be labor secretary....
03:26 2019-07-19

Patrick Shanahan withdraws as defense secretary nominee Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday withdrew his nomination to lead the department as a report says the FBI is investigating a domestic violence dispute from nine years ago involving him and his then-wife. “Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful...
21:39 2019-06-18

Trump says Shanahan has withdrawn from Defense secretary consideration President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he will not nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to hold the position in a permanent capacity. Army Secretary Mark Esper will become the new acting defense secretary, Trump said....
19:39 2019-06-18

Harriet Tubman Won’t Appear on $20 Bill Next Year, Treasury Secretary Says Steven Mnuchin said plans to feature the abolitionist and civil rights leader would be pushed back several years as the department planned to focus on counterfeiting issues first....
01:39 2019-05-23

Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be defense secretary Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday withdrew himself from consideration to be formally nominated to head the Defense Department, President Donald Trump announced....
19:52 2019-06-18

UK’s home secretary calls for calming of political rhetoric Britain’s home secretary has pleaded for the calming of extreme political rhetoric and empathized with four U.S. congresswomen of color who were the target of President Donald Trump’s tweets...
16:52 2019-07-19

UK home secretary puzzled by exclusion from Trump banquet Britain’s interior minister says he hasn’t been told why he wasn’t invited to last week’s state banquet for President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace...
12:13 2019-06-13

Trump says he will nominate Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will nominate Barbara Barrett, a former chair of the Aerospace Corporation, to be secretary of the Air Force....
02:52 2019-05-22

Trump picks Barbara Barrett to be next Air Force secretary President Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Barbara Barrett, a former chairwoman of the nonprofit Aerospace Corporation and an Arizona business executive, to be the next secretary of the Air Force....
03:00 2019-05-22

Trump seems to make up a quote by NATO’s secretary general Trump claimed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, "Without Donald Trump, maybe there would be no NATO." Stoltenberg appears to have said nothing of the sort....
19:39 2019-06-07

Pentagon unveils Jim Mattis' secretary of defense portrait Before leaving as acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan made sure former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' Pentagon portrait was put in place inside the Defense Department's headquarters....
02:39 2019-06-22

Who is Mark Esper, Trump’s new acting secretary of defense pick? Army Secretary Dr. Mark Esper was named as the new acting secretary of defense by President Trump on Tuesday after Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination....
22:39 2019-06-18

US sees continued growth in LNG exports: Deputy energy secretary Dan Brouillette of the U.S. Department of Energy says there's some increase in demand for natural gas from markets in Asia, including South Korea and Japan....
09:52 2019-06-12

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman to be next White House press secretary First lady Melania Trump announced Tuesday that her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, would replace outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – @POTUS & I can...
22:26 2019-06-27

Patrick Shanahan Withdraws Nomination as Defense Secretary and Steps Down Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has decided to pull out from the nomination process to become full-time Defense Secretary amid news reports that he, his ex-wife and son were involved in domestic violence incidents in 2010 and 2011. “It is unfortunate that a painful and deeply persona...
23:39 2019-06-18

Labor Secretary Acosta defends Epstein plea deal U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday praised the new case against financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges and defended the role he played as a federal prosecutor in reaching a plea deal with Epstein that has been criticized as too lenient....
23:39 2019-07-10

The US will maintain oil production despite falling prices, says deputy energy secretary The U.S. will maintain its oil production — or even ramp it up higher — despite low energy prices, Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said Wednesday....
09:52 2019-06-12

FIFA bans ex-Oceania general secretary Nicholas for eight years Former Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) general secretary Tai Nicholas has been banned from all soccer-related activities for eight years for financial misconduct, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Thursday....
12:00 2019-05-30

Homeland Security secretary: Mexico’s guard border deployment is ‘new’ The acting secretary of Homeland Security on Sunday heralded Mexico’s decision to send thousands of its national guard troops to the Guatemalan border as a new development, disputing a report that said the concession that averted new tariffs had been agreed upon months ago. “All of it is...
02:52 2019-06-10

Former Puerto Rico education secretary and five others arrested in corruption probe Six people, including Puerto Rico's former education secretary, were arrested in a sweeping corruption probe that alleges they steered federal funds to unqualified but connected contractors, federal officials said Wednesday. ...
22:26 2019-07-10

Acting homeland security secretary defends border conditions _____ WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday defended conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions that have heightened debate about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, a trademark issue for his re-e...
20:13 2019-07-07

Home Secretary Sajid Javid: 'Ireland is key... I would renegotiate the backstop' The home secretary, Sajid Javid, insists that it is possible to renegotiate the UK's withdrawal agreement with the EU and, in particular, the Northern Irish backstop....
14:26 2019-06-02

Shanahan would 'welcome the opportunity to be Secretary of Defense, but not at the expense of being a good father' Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says he's withdrawn from contention to become the permanent Pentagon chief because he does not want to force his three children to "relive a traumatic chapter in our family's life and reopen wounds we have worked years to heal."...
00:13 2019-06-19

Trump says Press Secretary Sanders to leave White House WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month. President Donald Trump announced the news on Twitter Wednesday. He says Sanders will be returning to her home state of Arkansas and has not immediately named a successor. San...
23:39 2019-06-13

U.S. Will Face China's Behavior in Asia Directly, Defense Secretary Says In his first major public appearance in Asia, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the U.S. would no longer “ignore Chinese behavior” in the Asia-Pacific region, calling its activity a “tool kit of coercion.”...
18:52 2019-06-01

Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia to Serve as Labor Secretary President Trump intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as secretary of labor, sources said, tapping a well-known figure in labor policy after the resignation of Alex Acosta....
07:39 2019-07-19

Trump administration denies possible ouster of Commerce Secretary Ross U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday denied a media report https://nbcnews.to/2XPQJ4B that President Donald Trump is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census....
23:26 2019-07-15

Fifa Secretary General Samoura in line for Africa role Fifa and Caf are considering appointing Fifa General Secretary Fatma Samoura as a 'High Commissioner for Africa' in light of recent governance issues on the continent....
01:39 2019-06-20

Esper formally nominated to be defense secretary by White House Mark Esper was formally nominated to the position of defense secretary by the White House on Monday, a role he has been carrying out in an acting capacity since last month....
23:26 2019-07-15

Acting defense secretary denies he hid USS McCain during Trump visit ​Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan ​torpedoed a report that he was aware of ​a directive to US Navy officials ​that the White House wanted the USS John S. McCain “out of sight” during President Trump’s weekend visit to Japan. “I never authorized​ ​…​ ​any action around the ...
20:00 2019-05-30

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested their own chief and the former defense secretary for failing to prevent attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, a police spokesman said....
16:13 2019-07-02

Scottish secretary warns Johnson: no-deal Brexit could split UK David Mundell says Nicola Sturgeon would use October exit to push for independenceBoris Johnson is being warned that embracing a disruptive no-deal Brexit would fuel nationalism in Scotland and risk the future of the union, as both opponents and supporters predict that he will now claim a decisive v...
22:00 2019-07-06

Trump Plans to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job Mr. Scalia, the son of Antonin Scalia who worked in the Bush administration, is expected to bring a pro-business approach and stability to the Labor Department....
01:39 2019-07-19

Embattled Labor Secretary Acosta says Epstein crimes 'horrific' U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, under pressure from Democrats to resign over his handling of a decade-old sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Tuesday defended his actions as a former federal prosecutor and called Epstein's crimes "horrific."...
19:39 2019-07-09

Trump Remarks On Theresa May "Disrespectful, Wrong": UK Foreign Secretary British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said US President Donald Trump was "disrespectful and wrong" in making disparaging remarks about outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May and her ambassador......
20:52 2019-07-09

Britain's Fox backs Foreign Secretary Hunt to be prime minister Trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday he would back Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the race to replace Theresa May and become Britain's next prime minister....
09:52 2019-06-04

Elijah Cummings Explodes at DHS Secretary Over Abuse of Detained Children While this week’s news cycle has largely focused on President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and the rest of the progressive “squad” of freshmen congresswomen, it’s important to remember that the Trump administration is still pushing its abominable efforts to punish and ...
03:52 2019-07-19

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the United States and Iran....
20:52 2019-06-18

Trump's labour secretary quits after Jeffrey Epstein case row US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta has quit amid criticism of his handling of a plea deal with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls....
18:39 2019-07-12

Senate expected to confirm Trump's second Secretary of Defense next week The U.S. Senate is due to vote next week to confirm Mark Esper as President Donald Trump's second Secretary of Defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official....
02:13 2019-07-19

Trump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security, reports Bloomberg. In a White House briefing, Mnuchin mirrored president Trump‘s recently-found tough stance on digital assets by claiming that its po...
13:52 2019-07-16

US energy secretary: Sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill putting onerous restrictions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project would come in the "not too distant future"....
14:52 2019-05-21

Trump’s acting DHS secretary appears wary of the president’s ICE raids. That says a lot. The acting Homeland Security chief apparently isn't hiding his feelings — perhaps because he's seen what happened when his department had to make the best of President Trump's whims....
22:39 2019-06-22

Disgraced former Virginia lawmaker gets new opponent RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is facing an independent challenger after recently winning a Democratic primary contest. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ...
13:26 2019-06-19

Shooter kills 11 in Virginia Beach Several people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a government complex in Virginia Beach. Police in the eastern US state said the gunman was also killed....
08:13 2019-06-01

Virginia Lt. Gov. lawyers ask for sex assault investigation RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax have sent letters to prosecutors in three states asking them to open a criminal investigation into sexual assault allegations against him. In copies of the letter obtained Wednesday by news outlets, Fairfax’s lawyers asked distr...
17:13 2019-06-13

Miami beats Virginia 10-3 at ACC Tournament Adrian Del Castillo homered, Freddy Zamora drove in three runs and Miami beat Virginia 10-3 at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament        ...
02:39 2019-05-24

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe becomes CNN commentator RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined CNN as a commentator two months after announcing he would not run for president in 2020. McAuliffe made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter , saying he would begin by speaking on politics and the economy in a segment the next day. ...
20:26 2019-06-20

Photos from the Virginia Beach shooting On Friday, May 31 a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach that left at least 11 people dead. The gunman is also dead.        ...
03:26 2019-06-01

12 Victims ID’d In Virginia Beach Shooting Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera speaks at a news conference on a shooting at a municipal building, Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va. Authorities identified the suspect as DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee who opened fire at the building Friday before police shot and k...
16:13 2019-06-01

Virginia man bit off and swallowed grandfather’s fingertip ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been tried by a judge after biting off his grandfather’s fingertip and swallowing it during an argument. The digit was never recovered. The Roanoke Times reports 23-year-old Aaron Michael Adams was charged with malicious wounding and aggravated malicious ...
16:13 2019-06-10

Dog gone: healthy pet put down in Virginia so it can be buried with owner Debate rages after dog was euthanised according to owner’s dying wishThe unusual death of a woman’s dog in Virginia has sparked outcry and a debate over whether it is ok to kill a healthy pet and bury it with its owner according to their dying wish.Emma, a shih tzu mix, was euthanised and cremated i...
08:52 2019-05-23

Who will replace Sarah Sanders? Race is on for coveted press secretary role The surprise announcement that Sarah Sanders plans to leave the Trump administration has sparked a heated contest to succeed her as White House press secretary, with President Trump telling Fox News “a lot of people” are angling for the gig....
21:52 2019-06-14

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joins race for UK prime minister LONDON (AP) — British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is joining the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May. Javid said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that his goal is to restore trust and create new opportunities. He says “first and foremost, we must deliver Brexit,”noting t...
19:00 2019-05-27

Mexican foreign secretary says country still has ‘dignity intact’ after tariff deal Marcelo Ebrard, who helped negotiate the deal in Washington D.C., said when he arrived back home and gave the president his report, he told Lopez Obrador: "There are no tariffs, Mr. President, we emerged with our dignity intact."...
07:13 2019-06-09

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign for negotiating a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the multimillionaire financier to spend a little more than a year in jail on sex crime charges. “@SecretaryAcosta must step down,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter late Mo...
16:39 2019-07-09

US Press Secretary Bruised After Brawl With North Korea Security: Report New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was bruised Sunday in a scuffle between North Korean security and members of the U.S. press pool covering President Donald Trump's meeting with North......
12:39 2019-07-01

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy, a report by Iran's state news agency IRNA said....
01:52 2019-07-19

U.K. Foreign Secretary Says Saudi Arabia Has Paid the Price for Khashoggi Killing British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Saudi Arabia has paid the diplomatic price for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. In a keynote speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on Tuesday, Hunt said governments acting together can “impose a diplomatic...
01:26 2019-07-12

White House Considers Restoring the Daily Briefing for the Next Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, currently the spokeswoman for the first lady, Melania Trump, is one of those under consideration to succeed Sarah Huckabee Sanders....
01:13 2019-06-15

Trump's interior secretary: I haven't 'lost sleep' over record CO2 levels Last week the Mauna Loa Observatory observed the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere ever documented Donald Trump’s interior secretary hasn’t “lost sleep over”, the record-breaking levels of pollution heating the planet, he told US lawmakers in an oversight hearing.The Mauna Loa Obser...
05:39 2019-05-22

It's clear that Trump 'doesn't want a war with Iran,' acting US Defense Secretary Shanahan says "When the president says he doesn't want a war with Iran, I think that is pretty clear," acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters traveling with him to Indonesia....
09:26 2019-05-30

Trump press secretary: Democrats 'hate this president more than they love America' White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley appeared on "Hannity" Wednesday defending the upcoming Fourth of July parade with military tanks and claiming Democrats were being clouded by their hatred of President Trump. ...
06:26 2019-07-04

HHS Secretary Alex Azar blames 'complacency' for falling vaccination rates Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar blamed falling vaccination rates Tuesday on not just misinformation but also unwarranted satisfaction about the public's health....
19:39 2019-05-21

Trump 2020 press secretary: Alyssa Milano 'doesn't matter' Trump 2020 national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany lashed out at actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Friday, saying that everyday women "tune out" the Trump critic and that Hollywood's opinions on political issues are irrelevant....
06:52 2019-06-29

Adam Schiff encourages intelligence leaders to consider 'the example of Secretary Mattis' and resign House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff predicts two top officials will resist President Trump's move to declassify intelligence related to the Russia investigation....
12:52 2019-05-28

Shanahan Out of Running to Be Defense Secretary After Account of Domestic Incident Surfaces Patrick Shanahan, President Donald Trump’s acting secretary of Defense, withdrew his name from consideration to officially run the Pentagon, Trump announced on Tuesday....
22:00 2019-06-18

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he has never spoken with Trump about handing over tax returns "I've had no conversations ever with the president or anyone in the White House about delivering the president's tax returns to Congress," Mnuchin said during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee....
15:26 2019-05-22

Labor Secretary Pick Eugene Scalia Has Strong Antiregulation Record In Eugene Scalia, the Trump administration has found a potential secretary of labor with an established record of pursuing limits on government regulation of business....
23:26 2019-07-19

Sarah Sanders' tenure as press secretary ended long before her exit The departing White House spokeswoman, who has not held a press briefing in months, spun a web of deceit in her role“You’re fired!”Donald Trump was joking when he barked these words at his press secretary, Sarah Sanders, during a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in April – on a night when both were sn...
20:39 2019-06-14

Elizabeth Warren Got Into a Huge Fight With Trump's Defense Secretary Pick Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s numbers in presidential polling have been on the up and up since a solid debate performance last month. But on Tuesday morning, her attention was locked in on Mark Esper and his confirmation hearing to be Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Defense....
20:52 2019-07-16

Elizabeth Warren and AOC target Treasury Secretary Mnuchin over Sears bankruptcy In a four-page letter sent Thursday morning, Warren and Ocasio-Cortez asked Mnuchin a series of questions about his advisory role in former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert's decisions....
19:13 2019-05-23

"Personally Affected" By Rahul Gandhi's Resignation: AICC Secretary Quits Congress lawmaker from Fatehgarh Sahib assembly segment in Punjab, Kuljit Singh Nagra, on Monday resigned as All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary, saying he was "personally affected" by party......
17:13 2019-07-08

Treasury Secretary 'Not Comfortable' With Facebook's Cryptocurrency as Bipartisan Hostility Grows Facebook’s plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency is facing considerable pushback from federal officials who’ve raised concerns about the prospect of it being used to skirt anti-money laundering rules and fund other illicit activities.Read more......
01:39 2019-07-16

New leaders installed at top immigration agencies amid questions over DHS secretary’s future The Trump administration named new leaders Thursday to top immigration agencies amid a deepening crisis at the border -- and swirling speculation over the future of the Homeland Security secretary who oversees it all after he was accused of leaking a highly sensitive operation. ...
20:26 2019-06-27

Detained Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't bound for Syria, UK foreign secretary says An Iranian oil tanker held by British forces near Gibraltar will be released if the United Kingdom is assured the oil will not be heading to Syria, London's top diplomat said Saturday....
04:26 2019-07-14

Trump Officials Blame DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan for ICE Raid Leaks A day after Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he was postponing nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport thousands of families, senior administration officials are furious, blaming acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan for leaking details of the raids...
18:39 2019-06-23

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is out as White House press secretary: Trump White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the Trump administration, the president announced Thursday. “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas….,” Trump wrote o...
01:26 2019-06-14

UK Foreign Secretary Hunt to stand for Conservative leadership: local paper Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will stand for the leadership of the Conservative Party following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May, his local paper said on Friday....
15:13 2019-05-24

U.S. Homeland Security secretary defends conditions at migrant detention centres He said everyone in the chain of command is worried about the situation of children detained at the border. He said that on June 1, his department had 2,500 children in custody, including 1,200 who had been there for more than three days....
22:39 2019-07-07

Yemen president slams U.N. envoy's handling of war in letter to secretary-general Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi criticized the U.N.'s special envoy to the country in a sharply-worded letter to the U.N. chief, describing him as legitimizing Houthi rebels his Saudi-backed coalition is locked in a four-year war with....
23:13 2019-05-24

House panel probes education secretary DeVos' personal email use A U.S. congressional committee on Monday sought records from Education Secretary Betsy Devos relating to her use of private email accounts, expanding an investigation into how President Donald Trump's top aides use unofficial messaging services to conduct government affairs....
23:26 2019-07-15

Trump’s nominee for defense secretary lays out priorities at confirmation hearing Army Secretary Mark Esper is expected to face questions about time as a defense lobbyist, and his plan for dealing with Turkey’s purchase of antiaircraft system from Russia....
17:39 2019-07-16

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Offers Eid Prayers At Jama Masjid In Delhi Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood today offered Eid prayers at the historic Jama Masjid in Delhi. Mr Mahmood was Pakistan's High Commissioner to India before he assumed charge of the top post......
13:00 2019-06-05

U.S. states ask education secretary to forgive disabled veterans' student loans A bipartisan group of state attorneys general on Friday called on U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to forgive more than $1 billion of student loans burdening more than 42,000 veterans who became permanently disabled through their military service....
21:39 2019-05-24

Lawmakers push for labor secretary's resignation over Epstein plea deal Senior Democrats are renewing calls for Alexander Acosta to step down or face congressional scrutiny for 2008 ‘sweetheart deal’The US labor secretary Alexander Acosta is facing renewed calls for his resignation over the lenient 2008 plea deal he cut with Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier wh...
04:13 2019-07-09

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Defends Border Facility Conditions WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday defended conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions that have heightened debate about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, a trademark issue for his re-...
22:52 2019-07-07

Cabinet Secretary Calls For Meet On $5 Trillion Economy Roadmap: Report Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha has called for a meeting on Monday to discuss the vision, policy intervention, investment and departmental responsibilities towards achieving the target of a $5 trillion......
08:26 2019-07-07

Press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House, Trump says White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her post at the end of June, President Donald Trump said Thursday. “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,”...
03:13 2019-06-14

Pakistan Finance Secretary Latest To Be Sacked Amid IMF Bailout Talks Pakistan's Finance Secretary Mohammad Younus Dagha was sacked today, becoming the latest senior official to go amid the cash-strapped Imran Khan government's tough negotiations with the IMF for a......
21:26 2019-05-23

British foreign secretary warns of ‘serious consequences’ over Iran seizing oil tanker Britain’s foreign secretary warned Saturday of “serious consequences” if Iran fails to release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz — but he ruled out “military options.” The takeover of the Stena ­Impero — which the UK described as a “hostile act’’ — ­escalated alrea...
06:13 2019-07-21

Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving role as Trump’s press secretary Trump said on Twitter Thursday afternoon that Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of the month and "going home to the Great State of Arkansas."...
04:00 2019-06-14

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave post US President Donald Trump announced press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would leave the White House at the end of June. Her last press briefing was in March and a replacement has not been named....
03:52 2019-06-14

Labor Secretary Acosta resigning amid Epstein deal scrutiny President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — L...
19:52 2019-07-12

Energy Secretary Rick Perry to travel to Middle East next week Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to Israel and Egypt next week to hold meetings about regional energy and cybersecurity issues, according to an Energy Department official....
01:39 2019-07-17

Trump's Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein case U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned on Friday amid fresh scrutiny of his handling of the sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, becoming President Donald Trump's latest adviser to leave the administration in controversy....
19:39 2019-07-12

Schumer: Labor Secretary Acosta should resign over Jeffrey Epstein case Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his handling of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida case — and said President Trump should give him the boot if he refuses to step down. “I am calling on Secretary Acosta to resign. It is now impossibl...
17:39 2019-07-09

Remains identified as those of missing Virginia woman RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state medical examiner has identified human remains found last week as those of a Virginia woman missing since last month. News outlets report the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond says the remains are those of 43-year-old Amy Renee Fabian of Cumberland County...
20:39 2019-06-03

Virginia Beach shooting leaves at least 11 dead According to Virginia Beach's police chief, a disgruntled city employee opened fire at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, killing 11 people and wounding at least six others.        ...
03:26 2019-06-01

Marquette star Hauser transferring to Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Marquette star Sam Hauser is transferring to national champion Virginia. Coach Tony Bennett made the announcement Friday. Hauser will practice with the Cavaliers in the coming year, but won’t use his final year of eligibility until the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot-8 H...
21:00 2019-05-31

All 12 Virginia Beach massacre victims identified Virginia Beach officials have identified the 12 victims of the mass shooting at the city’s municipal building. One of those killed when a disgruntled employee opened fire was a contractor in the building to get a permit, Herbert “Bert” Snelling, from Virginia Beach. Five of the victims worked in the...
16:26 2019-06-01

HIV cases rising in West Virginia county HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cluster of HIV cases in Cabell County reflects a shift in how the disease is being transmitted, West Virginia health officials say. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Cabell County’s cluster — the only one currently known in West Virginia — is up to 49 confirmed cas...
15:26 2019-05-27

What we know about the suspect in the Virginia Beach shooting that killed 12 Virginia Beach Police identified DeWayne Craddock, a public utilities engineer, as the the suspect in a shooting in Virginia Beach that killed 12.        ...
18:26 2019-06-01

Motive still a mystery in Virginia Beach shooting Cops in Virginia Beach are still probing why an engineer in the town’s public works department showed up to work with two .45 caliber handguns and methodically gunned down his co-workers, officials said Saturday. “I can’t confirm that,” Police Chief James Cervera said at a Sa...
23:13 2019-06-01

Virginia man back in US after court questions deportation A northern Virginia man who says he fears torture at the hands of Israeli authorities is back in the U.S. after a judge's order forced immigration authorities to reverse his deportation and bring him back from Israel before he ever got off the plane....
15:52 2019-06-08

Virginia Beach employees seek counseling Virginia Beach city employees have been seeking counseling following the deadly shooting on Friday in which twelve of their co-workers died. (June 3)        ...
08:39 2019-06-04

Former world champion Whitaker dies after being hit in Virginia Former U.S. world champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to police. He was 55....
21:00 2019-07-15

4 dead, 8 hurt in church van crash in Virginia Four people were killed and eight hurt in a crash in Virginia involving a church van. News outlets report the van carrying 11 people was turning into a church parking lot Tuesday night when a pickup truck hit it. The van flipped several times. (May 29)        ...
12:26 2019-05-29

Oklahoma St. tops W. Virginia 5-2 in Big 12 title game OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brett Standlee gave up one run in seven innings to help Oklahoma State defeat West Virginia 5-2 in the Big 12 Tournament title game on Sunday. The third-seeded Cowboys (36-18) won their third tournament title overall and their second in three years. Fourth-seeded West Virginia (...
04:39 2019-05-27

BC-WV–West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publicatio...
16:39 2019-06-21

The Latest: Gun advocate calls ‘baloney’ on Virginia gov. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on plans by Virginia’s governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local): 10 a.m. A top gun rights advocate in Virginia says Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan for a special legislative session on gun control is “political ...
16:13 2019-06-04

11 killed, 6 hurt in shooting in Virginia Beach Police say 11 people have been killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. (May 31)        ...
03:26 2019-06-01

Virginia Beach Mayor: Focus is on the victims The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police on Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and was described by neighbors as quiet and rarely smiling. (June 1)        ...
19:39 2019-06-01

12 victims identified in Virginia Beach shooting All but one of the 12 victims killed Friday in nation's deadliest shooting of the year worked for the city.        ...
18:26 2019-06-01