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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 04:49 PM CDT

W. Virginia's Entire Supreme Court Impeached Over Spending

W. Virginia's Entire Supreme Court Impeached Over Spending

A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia's 55 counties. A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 06:37 AM CDT

Sen. Rubio Rules Out 2020 GOP Primary Challenge to Trump

Sen. Rubio Rules Out 2020 GOP Primary Challenge to Trump

After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary — and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way — Sen. Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics. The once-rising star used to be criticized for...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 03:53 PM CDT

White House Can't Guarantee Trump Hasn't Used N-Word

White House Can't Guarantee Trump Hasn't Used N-Word

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she cannot guarantee that President Donald Trump has never used a racial slur. Sanders said, "I haven't been in every single room," when asked if she can say...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 05:33 AM CDT

Turkey's Erdogan Vows US Boycott, But Diplomats Resume Talks

Turkey's Erdogan Vows US Boycott, But Diplomats Resume Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. Showing no signs of backing down in a...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 02:03 AM CDT

Assaults by Taliban Raise Questions About US Plan for Peace

Assaults by Taliban Raise Questions About US Plan for Peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:32 AM CDT

Gates Testimony Dredges Up Trump Inaugural Spending Mystery

Gates Testimony Dredges Up Trump Inaugural Spending Mystery

Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration...

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:23 PM CDT

Ben Carson Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule

 Ben Carson Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is taking new steps to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to combat housing segregation. The Trump administration on Monday formally began the process of...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 01:40 PM CDT

14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk to Run for Vermont Governor

14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk to Run for Vermont Governor

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be...

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 07:09 PM CDT

Tex-Mex Restaurant Under Fire After Serving Attorney General

Tex-Mex Restaurant Under Fire After Serving Attorney General

A popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston is facing backlash after it posted a photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has pushed for a wide crackdown on immigration.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:27 PM CDT

Sheriff's Office Looking for Gun Loaned to Lupe Valdez

Sheriff's Office Looking for Gun Loaned to Lupe Valdez

A gun used by Texas Democratic governor candidate Lupe Valdez when she was Dallas County sheriff has not been returned, Sheriff's Department records show.

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