Kevin Freking, Associated Press | PostedDec 19th - 3:52am
The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society.
Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 10:14pm
Congress on Wednesday headed toward a short-term budget measure to keep the government open after President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But facing criticism from supporters, Trump continued to argue the wall would be built.
Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 10:13pm
A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, "Arguably you sold your country out."
Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75.
Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press | PostedDec 18th - 7:03pm
President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.