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Sessions puts 9 'sanctuaries' on notice

Subscriber onlyAttorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday demanded that nine jurisdictions produce proof that they are communicating with federal authorities about illegal aliens or risk losing grant funding. Continue reading...

Campaigning, hunting planned by Trump's son

He sets sights on prairie dogs, House race while in Montana

Subscriber onlyHELENA, Mont. -- In Montana to campaign for a GOP congressional candidate, Donald Trump Jr. planned a detour long enough to hunt prairie dogs, drawing the ire of animal lovers but understanding among locals who see the furry rodents as pests who decimate crops and livestock. Continue reading...

Texas redistricting loses in court

Judges say 2011 map discriminates against Hispanic voters

Subscriber onlyAUSTIN, Texas -- A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' Statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against Hispanic voters, a federal court found Thursday -- the third such ruling against the state's voting laws in roughly a month. Continue reading...

Florida senator quits over slur

GOP legislator’s remarks to black peers vulgar, bigoted

Subscriber onlyTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two black colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process. Continue reading...

2 men left charged over free D.C. pot

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against six of the eight people arrested during a marijuana giveaway Thursday near the U.S. Capitol. Continue reading...

Trump reassures young illegals

Deportations will target criminals, not ‘dreamers,’ he says

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now living in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" that they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Continue reading...

Russian gets 27-year sentence for cybercrime

Subscriber onlySEATTLE — A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlySuspect in 4 killings goes on court rant Continue reading...

GOP bill hits hard at Dodd- Frank

It’d go beyond even banks’ aims

Subscriber onlyHouse Republicans are working to undo regulations put in place under President Barack Obama to rein in Wall Street, offering the industry relief from dozens of rules. Continue reading...

Judge: Parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery get $42M

A federal judge has awarded $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries allegedly caused by a doctor who used forceps during his birth. Continue reading...

Trump says he will release tax changes package next week

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax changes package he plans to unveil next week. Continue reading...

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

WASHINGTON — Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the large spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says. Continue reading...

Family asking judge for order on Aaron Hernandez evidence so death can be investigated

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez's family members have asked a judge to order Massachusetts prison officials to preserve evidence so they can investigate the circumstances of his death. Continue reading...

Italy gets gold star on Libya

But Trump firm on NATO fees

Subscriber onlyJust weeks before President Donald Trump takes his first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion during his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries Trump plans to visit in May. Continue reading...

After plant seized, GM charts Venezuela exit

Reasons factory grabbed unclear

Subscriber onlyGeneral Motors Co. announced Thursday that it is pulling out of Venezuela after authorities there seized one of its auto plants, a fresh sign of the turmoil gripping the country as anti-government protests spread. Continue reading...