Politics & Elections

US Markets Dip as Trade Tensions Continue

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are sinking sharply in morning trading on Wall Street as investors' worries about the U.S.-China trade dispute deepen. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as many as 406 points shortly after trading began, before paring…

Sanders: 'Insane' to Talk Infrastructure After Pelosi Remark

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says "it's insane" to think infrastructure talks can continue as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not accuse President Donald Trump of a "cover-up." Pelosi did, ahead of a key White House…

South Dakota Governor Requests Federal Disaster Help

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is asking for a presidential disaster declaration because of property damage caused by a snowstorm and flooding this spring. Noem requested the federal aid in a letter to President Donald Trump…

Iowa Governor Blocks Bill Aimed at Stopping Anti-Trump Suits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a measure that Republican lawmakers pushed through in the final days of the legislative session to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President…

Search Warrants Tied to Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Released

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five search warrants have been made public in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer. The warrants are in response to requests from news organizations. The documents reveal the wide-ranging…

Alabama House Approves 'Born Alive' Abortion Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation to put doctors in prison if they don't try to save babies "born alive" after an attempted abortion. Representatives voted 66-18 for the bill Tuesday. The bill now…

Noem Announces Interim Secretary of Social Services

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has announced an interim sectary of Social Services. Noem said Tuesday that Amy Iversen-Pollreisz will serve as interim secretary. That follows the resignation of Secretary Greg DeSautel, which takes effect Wednesday.…

States Sue Over Rule Allowing Clinicians to Refuse Abortions

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The…

McGahn Defies Subpoena, No-show at House Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins, says Democrats are "trying desperately to make something out of nothing." Collins spoke at a hearing Tuesday, where the panel's chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, issued a…

Minnesota Legislature Wraps Regular Session, but OT Awaits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Legislature is headed into overtime. Legislators adjourned their regular session at midnight, but so much work remains that they'll need to come back in special session in the days ahead. It's just not…

Clinic Director: May Sue Over North Dakota Abortion Law

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The director of North Dakota's lone abortion clinic says abortion-rights supporters are considering legal action over a state law that would require the clinic to read women a scripted notice that she calls not medically accepted.…

US to Lift Steel Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, while those nations would scrap retaliatory tariffs they imposed on U.S. products. That's according to sources in the U.S. and…

South Dakota Delegation Urges USDA for Ag Relief During Trade Talks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on USDA Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide short-term economic relief to US agriculture producers, as trade talks continue. Senators Thune, Rounds and Representative Johnson penned a joint letter to…

Trump Vows to Pass Merit-Based Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says that if Democrats won't adopt his merit-based immigration plan, he'll get it passed after the election. Trump on Thursday unveiled his proposal in a Rose Garden news conference with little hard-line rhetoric. He…

Help Coming on Blocking Scam Calls for Robocall-Plagued US

NEW YORK (AP) - New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to let wireless carriers…

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