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Manafort set to be arraigned on mortgage fraud charges

Jun. 27, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is set to be arraigned in New York City Thursday on state mortgage fraud charges seen as a ploy to keep him locked up if he is pardoned for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016...

Border aid bill faces standoff in Congress over protections

Jun. 27, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a standoff over a $4.6 billion aid package for the southern border as House Democrats say a Senate-passed measure doesn't go far enough to care for thousands of migrant families and children. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering a fresh vote Thursday. Democrats want to add...

Chaos erupts in Pennsylvania Senate over welfare bill

Jun. 26, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate devolved into partisan shouting, name-calling and bare-knuckled procedural tactics Wednesday over a bill to end a decades-old program that offers $200 a month to people deemed unable to work. The bill ultimately passed the GOP-controlled chamber, 26-24, with...

The Latest: Dems to propose changes to Senate border bill

Jun. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 8 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will propose changes to a $4.6 billion Senate-approved border bill to add new requirements for care of migrants. The California Democrat says in a written statement late...

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

Jun. 26, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The sweeping 84-8 vote came less than 24 hours after the...

Climate fight lays bare a divide between rural, urban Oregon

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican senators were in the...

Oregon Republican walkout over climate bill drags on

Jun. 26, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol was at a standstill Wednesday with only four days left in the legislative session, and it remains unclear when — or if— the Senate's 11 Republicans will return to the statehouse and end a walkout over a climate bill. Republicans have now been absent from...

New California law aimed at reducing horse racing deaths

Jun. 26, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park. "Business as usual has resulted in too...

Lawmakers eye summer hearings for Ohio school funding plan

Jun. 26, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers introducing a proposal Wednesday to overhaul Ohio's school funding system said they changed their original plan to direct more money for economically disadvantaged students and phase in changes over six years, rather than four. Democratic Rep. John Patterson, of Jefferson,...

Senate OKs bipartisan $4.6B border bill, fewer curbs on Trump immigration policies than House plan, next step unclear

Jun. 26, 2019 3:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate OKs bipartisan $4.6B border bill, fewer curbs on Trump immigration policies than House plan, next step unclear.