Guatemala lawmaker arrested in sale of phantom Congress jobs

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have arrested a lawmaker and former president of Congress who is under investigation in connection with the sale of phantom jobs at the legislature. ...

Virginia Senate passes bill to allow guns in churches

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at allowing guns in church in response to a deadly church shooting in Texas. The Republican-controlled chamber v...

Court: Oil companies can be sued when worker injured

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says oil and natural gas companies can be sued when workers are injured or killed on the job, striking down part of a state law exempting them from such...

Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to...

EU Parliament considers revamp of seats after Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature is looking to rejig its seat distribution after Britain departs and is considering allowing some lawmakers to be elected on EU-wide tickets. ...

The Latest: GOP to seek a stop to gerrymandering case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania congressional gerrymandering lawsuit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Top Republican lawmakers say they are outrag...

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts, granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended that they...

The Latest: De Blasio discusses Manhattan congestion pricing

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to charge motorists out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Mayor Bill de Bla...

Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march on Washington to show the dep...

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

NEW YORK (AP) — Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor that is designed to ease traffic congestion on city streets. ...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Jan. 19 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: Taiwan bans airliners on M503 route from running extra cross-strait services during Chinese...

The Latest: Convicted ex-coal CEO kicks off US Senate bid

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Senate campaign of former coal executive Don Blankenship (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former coal company CEO who went to pr...

Year-old 'resistance' now sets it sights on the ballot box

The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march on Washington to show the dep...

Walker proposes tough Wisconsin welfare overhaul package

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a sweeping welfare overhaul package with some of the toughest requirements in the country, including forc...

Former Montana lawmaker gets 18 years for drug trafficking

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former leader of the Montana House of Representatives was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for his central role in a drug trafficking ring that sold large volumes of m...