Legislation

October 18, 2018 - 11:26 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified defense documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, former Solicitor General Ted Olson testifies on a panel of experts and character witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the final day of the confirmation hearings, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after several firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Among those in Saudi Arabia's corner are a lobbying firm headed by the former Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and high-profile Washington attorney Olson. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after three Washington firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Jamal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. It's been a constant drumbeat since the GOP launched its effort to repeal the Obama-era health law and is the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now. It's a top issue in campaigns from Virginia to Nebraska to California, and especially in Arizona, where Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has made it the foundation of her Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 14, 2018 - 9:26 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how,...
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October 14, 2018 - 6:55 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state employee said Sunday she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result. Katie Brennan told The Wall Street Journal she wants to see...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. It's been a constant drumbeat since the GOP launched its effort to repeal the Obama-era health law and is the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now. It's a top issue in campaigns from Virginia to Nebraska to California, and especially in Arizona, where Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has made it the foundation of her Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 14, 2018 - 10:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and support Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale this year. Democratic leaders and advocacy groups say women are highly motivated to vote in the Nov. 6 election with absentee ballots being mailed out on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 13, 2018 - 8:51 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during as he reviews border wall prototypes, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. Congress is heading toward a post-election showdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall, as GOP leaders signal they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House priority. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 13, 2018 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, a customer enters a Citibank branch, in New York. Citigroup reports earnings Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 12, 2018 - 6:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup said Friday that its third-quarter profits rose 12 percent from a year earlier, as the banking conglomerate was able to cut expenses and benefited from lower taxes. The New York-based bank earned $4.62 billion in the third quarter, up from $4.13 billion a year ago. Citi...
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FILE - This Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, shows a Chase bank branch in North Miami Beach, Fla. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday that its third-quarter profits rose by 24 percent from a year ago, helped by a lower tax bill and higher interest rates, which allowed it to charge more for loans to consumers and businesses alike. That was enough to make up for a less-than-...
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Gov. Jay Inslee, left, addresses a news conference with Attorney General Bob Ferguson following an earlier announcement that Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Olympia, Wash. Washington has had a moratorium on executions since 2014, but the ruling makes it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment by legislative act or court decree. The court converted the sentences of the eight people on Washington's death row to life in prison. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
October 11, 2018 - 3:51 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already extremely rare in Washington, with five prisoners put to death in recent...
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