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Today in History

Jun. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today's Highlight in History: On June 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. On this date: In 1775, the Continental...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks agrees to Judiciary interview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee, the panel announced Wednesday, a breakthrough for Democrats who have been frustrated by President Donald Trump's broad stonewalling of their investigations. The...

MS-13 member gets 55 years in prison in quadruple slaying

Jun. 12, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — An MS-13 street gang member was sentenced to 55 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to racketeering charges for his role in the brutal massacre of four young men on Long Island. Josue Portillo was 15 years old at the time of the April 2017 slayings. He admitted to...

Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

Jun. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Donald Trump. The House voted 229-191 to approve a resolution that will allow...

DOJ supports lawsuit demanding religious tuition payments

Jun. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is backing three families who are suing to force the state of Maine to pay tuition for some students to attend religious high schools. The "Statement of Interest" filed Monday supports a lawsuit that targets the state's longstanding tuition policy for...

US attorney in Nevada says pot prosecutions not top priority

Jun. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top federal prosecutor isn't ruling out the possibility filing cases related to marijuana, but he says it's not at the top of his list. U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich told the Reno Gazette Journal he believes drug use and crime "go hand-in-hand," and that "marijuana remains...

University may return $21.5M after donor's abortion remarks

Jun. 6, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. pledged a record $26.5 million to the University of Alabama in September, the institution showered him with praise, lauding his generosity, describing him as a "special person" and renaming the law school in his honor. That relationship...

2 Alabama cities, 1 in Louisiana join violent crime program

Jun. 4, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

Two more Alabama cities and one in Louisiana are among the latest participants in a Department of Justice initiative aimed at reducing violent crime nationwide. The National Public Safety Partnership was launched in 2017 in response to President Donald Trump's directive to reduce crime and improve public safety....

Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

May. 29, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate again in 2020, saying the GOP must regain the once reliably red state and Moore "cannot win." Moore, who contends establishment Republicans are trying to keep him from running,...

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

May. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources. The...