Michael Balsamo and David Klepper, Associated Press | PostedOct 18th - 6:29pm
Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because local prosecutors are probing it as part of their case against the limo company's operator.
Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that dramatically reduces prison sentences for electoral financing crimes, acting as President Jimmy Morales is under suspicion of receiving illicit campaign funds.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | PostedOct 18th - 2:04pm
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state.
The European Union handed Italy a stinging letter Thursday warning that the nation's significantly higher deficit targets represented a deviation "unprecedented in the history" of EU budget rules — but still offered reassurances that the bloc was "not an adversary of Italy."
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | PostedOct 18th - 11:44am
The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean a person was racist.
Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world's tallest waterslide.