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The Latest: Democrat's ad spotlights Moore's accusers

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 6 p.m. The Democrat in Alabama's Senate race is spotlighting Republican Roy Moore's accusers … Click to Continue »

Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'

Russia's U.N. ambassador says the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria "is dead" but Moscow is ready to discuss "a new mechanism." Vassily Nebenzia … Click to Continue »

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. The move Wednesday comes after the … Click to Continue »

Judge rejects effort to block certification of delegate race

A federal judge has rejected an effort to block the Virginia elections board from certifying the results in a House of Delegates race where election officials say some voters got … Click to Continue »

IDOT administrator cited for illegal hiring of neighbor

The Executive Inspector General has found that an Illinois Department of Transportation administrator violated conflict-of-interest and merit-hiring rules when her next-door neighbor was hired as fleet manager in 2014. Wednesday's … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Evers says Walker silencing him in lawsuit

The Latest on Gov. Scott Walker ordering the state Department of Justice to represent Tony Evers in a lawsuit alleging Evers is illegally writing education policy without consulting the governor … Click to Continue »

Judge: Lawsuit challenging Keystone pipeline can continue

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from … Click to Continue »

AG to represent Evers in lawsuit despite conflict

Republican Gov. Scott Walker ordered the state Department of Justice on Wednesday to represent schools Superintendent Tony Evers in a lawsuit alleging Evers is illegally writing education regulations without Walker's … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Climate activist convicted in pipeline protest

The Latest on the trial of a climate activist who closed a valve on a Montana oil pipeline (all times local): 3:10 p.m. An activist who was trying to call … Click to Continue »

New Mexico Legislature seeks anti-harassment training

New Mexico legislative leaders have begun a review of workplace harassment guidelines and preventative training, as decade-old accusations roil a state senator's campaign for lieutenant governor. The Legislature's "no harassment … Click to Continue »

Fed minutes show general support for 3rd rate hike this year

Federal Reserve officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate. However, a few felt any further rate hikes should be delayed … Click to Continue »

Sheriff admits sending sexually explicit photo in uniform

The president of the Maine Sheriffs' Association has been ousted after a sexually explicit photograph of him in uniform in his office surfaced. WGME-TV reports Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant … Click to Continue »

California Editorial Rdp

Nov. 22 Santa Cruz Sentinel on culture of sexual abuse and harassment needing to change Make it stop. Not the daily cavalcade of reports of sexual harassment and abuse by … Click to Continue »

Sexual harassment inquiry delayed by uncooperative witnesses

Some state workers are refusing to cooperate with an investigation of a secret sexual harassment settlement involving four Republican lawmakers. House Republican leaders have hired a Louisville law firm to … Click to Continue »

Sexual harassment inquiry delayed by uncooperative witnesses

An investigation into a secret sexual harassment settlement involving four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky will be delayed because some current and former GOP staff members are refusing to cooperate. The … Click to Continue »

Tax plan threatens University of Missouri tuition waivers

The University of Missouri System's tuition waivers for employees would be jeopardized under some versions of the tax overhaul plan being debated in Congress. The system provided $5.5 million in … Click to Continue »

Exonerated Baltimore man: $15 million verdict brings justice

Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with. Now, a federal jury has given final vindication to the … Click to Continue »

Court invalidates Corbett's 2014 line-item spending vetoes

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court says it's not enough for governors to put out news releases when they are vetoing bills during a legislative adjournment, they also have to issue formal public … Click to Continue »

Sex-harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed

A sexual harassment lawsuit that derailed the political career of former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROO'-thur-ferd) has been dismissed in federal court in Chicago. Court records show the action was … Click to Continue »

Trump SoHo to lose Trump name amid reports of troubles

The Trump Organization is ending its licensing deal with the Trump SoHo hotel in New York amid reports that the property has struggled to attract business. The company owned by … Click to Continue »

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