Jonathan J. Cooper and Don Thompson, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:56pm
A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation a farce and underscored the Legislature's struggle to respond to the #MeToo movement.
Heather Hollingsworth and John Hanna, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:38pm
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.
Janie Har, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:34pm
Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:32pm
Alabama stood ready Thursday to execute an inmate who argued there is an increased risk of a botched execution because of damage to his veins from lymphoma and other illnesses. The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution while it considered a request to block it.
John Hanna, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 5:05pm
Kansas legislators canceled debate Thursday on allowing elementary schools to offer a National Rifle Association-backed firearms safety course, responding to concerns such a step would be inappropriate the week after the mass shooting at a Florida high school.
Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 4:58pm
The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.
Andrew Selsky, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 4:46pm
Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon's Legislature on Thursday banned people convicted of stalking and domestic violence or under restraining orders from buying or owning firearms and ammunition.
Court documents say the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has found a nude and partially nude photo of a woman the agency believes were taken with the phone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former bodyguard.