Government And Politics

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

Dec 12, 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

LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in '75

Dec 12, 2017

Los Angeles police are investigating allegations Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested a 10-year-old girl in 1975

Kaepernick's visit to jail draws rebuke from guards' union

Dec 12, 2017

Visit by ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to New York's Rikers Island jail draws rebuke from correction officers; Department of Correction says purpose was to share message of 'hope and inspiration'

Senate OKs Trump judicial pick who was rated 'not qualified'

Dec 12, 2017

The Senate has narrowly confirmed one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees despite a rare "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association

The Latest: Oklahoma regent says no plans to step down

Dec 12, 2017

About 100 protesters showed up at a University of Oklahoma Board of Regents meeting seeking the resignation of member Kirk Humphreys for comments he made comparing gay people to pedophiles

Protesters call national park plan for Utah monument a ploy

Dec 12, 2017

Environmental groups are blasting a legislative proposal by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart that would create a small national park within the recently downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

Dec 12, 2017

Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

Dec 12, 2017

Democrats attack Trump for making innuendo-laden attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand by suggesting she "would do anything" to get campaign donations.

Poland's PM: we don't want a divided Europe of 2 speeds

Dec 12, 2017

Poland's new prime minister has told parliament that his government opposes what he calls a two-speed European Union that he says divides nations into better and worse ones

3 affidavits in biker case attest to FBI probe of prosecutor

Dec 12, 2017

A retired Waco police officer says in an affidavit that McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has been under FBI investigation for alleged public corruption

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