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House intel panel to issue subpoenas for Flynn material

The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian … Click to Continue »

City balking at promised payment for Mercedes expansion

Officials with the city of Northport are sparring with representatives of the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority over a 2009 "gentleman's agreement" that would have the city give $1.5 million … Click to Continue »

Proposal lets Omaha residents ask city to upgrade streets

A new proposal from Omaha's mayor allows residents living on substandard streets to go through an official process asking the city to pay to upgrade their streets. The Omaha World-Herald … Click to Continue »

Backers of Maine monument hang sign because governor won't

Supporters of a new national monument in Maine who are upset at the governor's refusal to allow road signs for the park are taking matters into their own hands. Fans … Click to Continue »

House speaker rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he disagrees with President Donald Trump's assessment that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job." Ryan tells the Axios website, "Yeah, I don't … Click to Continue »

Deputies fatally shoot man accused of firing at neighbor

Deputies in East Tennessee fatally shot a man accused of firing a gun several times at a neighbor and in the air. Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk says Knox County … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programs

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local): 10:18 a.m. Donald Trump's budget chief is defending the president's plans to cut social programs as a means to increase … Click to Continue »

Joint Chiefs chairman to address Air Force Academy graduates

Nearly 1,000 cadets are graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, including one of the largest groups of women ever. The Gazette reports that there are 227 women among the … Click to Continue »

Democrats Pellegrino, Benjamin win NY legislative seats

Democrat Christine Pellegrino has defeated Conservative Tom Gargiulo (gahr-JOO'-loh) in a special election in Long Island's 9th Assembly District, an area that Republican President Donald Trump won with 60 percent … Click to Continu...

Home sales fell in April amid supply squeeze

Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as shrinking inventories and rising prices are putting them in a bind with fewer and fewer options. The National Association of … Click to Continue »

Russia set to reclaim a seat on the FIFA Council

Russia is set to reclaim the spot on the FIFA Council stripped from the country's deputy prime minister. UEFA says 2018 World Cup organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin is the … Click to Continue »

Attorney General Schuette reports income of $375,000 in 2016

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife saw their income drop last year to about $375,000. Schuette on Wednesday voluntarily released a few pages from his federal tax return … Click to Continue »

International professionals share their Wyoming experiences

The capital city has played host this month to three young professionals from southeast Asia as part of an exchange program through the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Tu … Click to Continue »

Assembly panel to take input on woodchuck season

The state Assembly's natural resources committee is set to take comments on a bill that would establish a woodchuck hunting season. The Republican-authored measure would remove woodchucks from Wisconsin's protected … Click to Contin...

Monument size a concern as feds review status

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is celebrating its third birthday. But the flickering of candles on the cake may dim under the glare of federal scrutiny. The 496,330-acre monument, … Click to Continue »

House blocks "death with dignity" bill

Maine lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have allowed physician-assisted suicide. The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2qVeYul ) that Statehouse legislators blocked the bill in an 85-61 vote Tuesday. Maine's … Click to Continue »

Chief praises cop's restraint in car assault caught on video

The police chief in Vermont's largest city is praising one of his officers for showing restraint when a suspect backed a car toward the officer, nearly hitting him. Body camera … Click to Continue »

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times … Click to Continue »

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader

Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January. Wednesday's ruling came one day after Khaled Ali was … Click to Continue »

Missouri House set to debate utilities proposal

The Missouri House is set to debate a bill that supporters say would bring a steel mill and hundreds of jobs to the southeastern corner of the state. The Wednesday … Click to Continue »

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