Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Local Virginia governments may soon have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. ...

Trump looks to 'shake up the Dems' with New Hampshire rally

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump was looking to get under Democrats' skin Monday with a rally in New Hampshire on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation primaries. He also aimed to p...

Greece: Emergency powers to build migrant detention camps

Greece is planning to use emergency legal powers to create detention centers for migrants on five islands to try and speed up deportations back to Turkey, officials said Monday. Area...

Sports betting bill stumbles from starting gate in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the starting gate. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEEL URGENCY Under pressure to perform now that...

Virginia lawmakers to debate assault weapon ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are set to try to advance legislation to ban assault weapons despite pushback from members of their own party. A state House com...

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee's anti-LGBT adoption law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other prop...

Impeachment done, Pelosi unburdens herself about Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was gone, the House lights were dimming, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked up to her friends and family in the gallery overhead. She held up the speech she...

Black lawmakers demand Biden disavow surrogate's comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Black lawmakers in South Carolina are calling on former Vice President Joe Biden to disavow statements from a longtime friend and campaign surrogate that they say are racist. ...

No sanctions for Montana lawmaker over socialism comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The speaker of the Montana House conceded Wednesday that the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction a Republican state representative after the lawmaker refused calls to r...

WADA: U.S. bill could 'shatter the anti-doping system'

The World Anti-Doping Agency sent a letter to U.S. Senators explaining how a bill designed to deter drug cheats in international sports would, instead, “have the unintended consequences of shattering ...

Tennessee reps decide not to decide on Confederate statue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative panel has decided not to decide, for now, whether it thinks a bust of a former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader should be removed ...

Guinea's president going ahead with disputed referendum

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's president announced late Tuesday that he would go ahead with a contested plan to revise the West African country's constitution next month, a move that threatened to fu...

White Wisconsin lawmaker drops Black History Month proposal

MADISON, WIs. (AP) — A white Wisconsin lawmaker facing criticism for drawing up a Black History Month resolution honoring white abolitionists abruptly dropped the proposal Tuesday, saying he wants to ...

Decision day in crowded primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are deciding Tuesday in a crowded special primary who will be their parties' nominees to fill the rest of the late Elijah Cummings' term in Congr...