Government And Politics

Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism law

Dec 13, 2017

A convicted child molester has been prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles out of Southeast Asian sex tourist markets

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

Dec 13, 2017

Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen more last week in the exclusive Bel Air section of Los Angeles was sparked by an illegal cooking fire in a homeless encampment

Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims

Dec 13, 2017

A rural Alaska lawmaker has refused calls that he resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior from seven women

Lawmaker: Callers posing as AP reporters spewed slurs

Dec 13, 2017

A Democratic congresswoman says two people posing as Associated Press reporters telephoned her office, then spewed racial slurs

Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama

Dec 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump

Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands

Dec 13, 2017

The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation

UN official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war

Dec 13, 2017

The UN. political chief says senior North Korea officials told him during his visit to the country last week "that it was important to prevent war" over its rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

Dec 13, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation

Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons charges

Dec 13, 2017

A judge in Venezuela has ordered a jailed American man to stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family in Utah that he would be released and be with them for Christmas

The Latest: Safeway spokeswoman says workers will miss mayor

Dec 13, 2017

A spokeswoman for Safeway stores is declining to confirm reports that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee collapsed while shopping at a store Monday night