WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the top two Democrats in the Republican-led Congress are comparing notes on what they want to get done this year before lawmakers pivot to campaigning full-time for re-election.
White House spokeswoman Jen Friedman says Obama, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid met at the White House to discuss several areas for bipartisan action, including building on last year's budget agreement....
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — A police officer has been released from jail after posting bond over allegations that he used a stun gun on a City Council member while arresting him in a small, predominantly black college town in Texas.
The Waller County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Prairie View Officer Michael Kelley posted a $3,000 bond after being booked Monday night. Kelley was indicted Friday on a misdemeanor count of official oppression.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Amherst College trustees have voted to stop using Lord Jeff as the school's unofficial mascot because of its negative historical connotations.
The mascot is named for 18th-century British Gen. Jeffery Amherst, known for suggesting a plan to deliver smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans. Amherst was the commander of British forces in North America during the French and Indian War.
DETROIT (AP) — On top of millions of dollars in pledged governmental aid, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, companies large and small, the rich and famous, and many other individuals all have targeted Flint for significant charitable giving — in the form of money and millions of bottles of water.
But how much of that has found its way to the struggling city of 100,000, where the water supply became contaminated with lead as early as 2014 and sparked a public...
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has resigned.
Maj. Stephen Fore with the DeKalb County Police Department says Officer Robert Olsen resigned from the department Monday. Olsen was indicted last week on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, violating oath of office and making a false statement in the shooting death of Anthony Hill.