Government And Politics

Texas asks court to allow its ban on 'sanctuary cities'

Sep 22, 2017

Attorneys for Texas have asked a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

Sep 22, 2017

Cuba's top diplomat says his country has found no evidence that could confirm the causes or origin of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. diplomats in Havana

Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

Sep 22, 2017

Federal investigators reviewing HHS chief's costly charter flights for possible violation of government travel rules

Canada imposes sanctions on key Venezuelan figures

Sep 22, 2017

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has imposed sanctions against key figures in the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Sep 22, 2017

Turkey's political and military leaders are set to meet to mull over possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence

Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

Sep 22, 2017

After nursing home deaths in Irma's wake, Florida regulators say they will enforce new rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators

Ann Coulter says she won't attend Berkeley free speech event

Sep 22, 2017

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says she's not coming to "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley, amid growing signs the event could fizzle

Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

Sep 22, 2017

The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Energy leads US stocks indexes to a mostly higher finish

Sep 22, 2017

A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stock indexes mostly eking out small gains Friday, as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere

The Latest: Pence appeals to Donnelly for tax plan support

Sep 22, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence is making a direct appeal to his home state's Democratic senator to support the Republican-led federal tax code overhaul