In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.
Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 3:20pm
Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.
David Porter, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 3:11pm
Republican Gov. Chris Christie's senior staffers and advisers were told about the political revenge plot involving the George Washington Bridge at a time the governor has said he was still largely in the dark, the former bridge authority official testifying in the lane-closing trial said Wednesday.
The University of Utah launched a new research center on integrating refugees into American communities Wednesday, marking the latest indication of the state's receptive tone toward refugees at a time when some others are tightening the hatches.
Adam Beam, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 3:01pm
A Kentucky judge has permanently blocked Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's order replacing the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, his second defeat in an ongoing feud with one of the state's most powerful political families.
Though he announced last week that he's no longer running to be Utah's attorney general for medical reasons, Democrat Jon Harper is still officially on the ballot against incumbent Republican Sean Reyes, Utah Democrats said Wednesday.