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House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Altoona Mirror on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy July 11 Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in...

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants' conditions

Jul. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas "in front of the American flag" and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future...

The Latest: Trump says Dems exaggerated border conditions

Jul. 12, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on four Democratic freshmen at a House committee hearing (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back against a freshman congresswoman's description of border conditions. Earlier this month, progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,...

Acosta defends Epstein deal amid calls for his resignation

Jul. 11, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to tamp down calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein, insisting he got the toughest deal he could at the time. In a nearly hour-long news conference, Acosta...

Asylum-seeker talks about daughter's death after US custody

Jul. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody. As Yazmin Juárez...

Border numbers drop amid heat, Mexico crackdown

Jul. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials said Tuesday there was a 28% drop in the number of migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection last month, amid a crackdown on migrants by Mexico. There were 104,344 people encountered in June, down from 144,278 the month before. Homeland Security...

Dem debates fuel race for support from Black Caucus members

Jul. 3, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice. In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary. Rush demurred, not yet ready to pick a side in the most...

Government photos show detained migrants pleading for help

Jul. 2, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In one photo, one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41 presses a piece of cardboard against the window, with the word "help." In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. And in a third, a woman wearing a surgical mask presses both of her hands against the glass. The...

House panel backs subpoena for White House counselor Conway

Jun. 26, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee approved a subpoena Wednesday to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. Conway did not show up at a...