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Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

Jun. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he's asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Floodwaters rushing from the Bonnet Carré Spillway north of New Orleans...

The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster

Jun. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana's governor has asked the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for the declaration. He...

Advocates: Emails show that census question discriminates

Jun. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 population survey. The plaintiffs, who successfully challenged the...

Justice backs Mnuchin's refusal to turn over Trump's taxes

Jun. 14, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump's tax returns in May, but the Treasury...

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted...

The Latest: ACLU seeks delay in decision on census question

Jun. 12, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Supreme Court to hold off issuing a decision about whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. In a filing Wednesday...

Italian manufacturer Modula to establish facility in Ohio

Jun. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Italian-based manufacturer of automated storage and retrieval systems has announced that it will invest $26.5 million to establish a new manufacturing and logistics facility in Ohio. Modula made the announcement Tuesday in Washington D.C. It said the facility will be in the southwest...

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...

Justice Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead

Jun. 7, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that there will be sharp divisions among her colleagues as they finish their term, with decisions in high-profile cases about the census and the drawing of electoral maps expected before the end of the month. The justice was...

Mississippi seeks seafood disaster amid spillway complaints

Jun. 7, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor wants the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster as freshwater from a Mississippi River spillway gushes into what's normally a partly salty estuary, killing countless oysters and crabs. The unprecedented second opening of Louisiana's Bonnet...