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Democrats block bill to punish lying at Maine State House
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Democrats block bill to punish lying at Maine State House

AUGUSTA, Maine -- A bill that would prohibit lying during legislative hearings failed Wednesday in a narrowly divided vote in the Maine House of Representatives. The bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough, would have applied to lob...
Minneapolis adds ‘all-gender’ restrooms in city buildings
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Minneapolis adds ‘all-gender’ restrooms in city buildings

The city of Minneapolis will add "all-gender" restrooms to its buildings in a nod of support for the transgender community. The $17,000 project will change signs and make security upgrades, such as new locks, at 62 gender-neutral restrooms at 44 city facili...
Democrat Governor Pardons Armed Robber with Deportation Order
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Democrat Governor Pardons Armed Robber with Deportation Order

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's governor on Friday pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man's deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge's ruling that he should no longer b...
City may grant the right to vote on local issues to 16 yr. olds
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City may grant the right to vote on local issues to 16 yr. olds

This November, Boulder citizens may get to vote on who gets to vote. Here, as in nearly every other town in America, the voting age for municipal elections is 18 -- the same as the federal voting age. But members of the city's Youth Opportunities Advisor...
Wiener cries in court as he pleads guilty to sexting a minor
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Wiener cries in court as he pleads guilty to sexting a minor

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communicat...
Trump’s executive order catches illegal aliens at Travis Air Force Base
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Trump’s executive order catches illegal aliens at Travis Air Force Base

Two undocumented Mexican workers sent to Travis Air Force Base to help renovate a hospital are now facing deportation under one of President Donald Trump's first executive orders toughening enforcement of immigration laws. Hugo Mejia, 37, and Rodrigo Nuñez,...
Trump Says Joe Lieberman Is His Top Choice For FBI Director
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Trump Says Joe Lieberman Is His Top Choice For FBI Director

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has emerged as President Donald Trump's leading choice to be the next FBI director. Trump confirmed Thursday that Lieberman was his top candidate to succeed James Comey, the controversial, high-profile director who was fired l...
Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby acquitted; employment status undetermined
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Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby acquitted; employment status undetermined

After a tense nine hours of deliberations, a jury acquitted Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby of a first-degree manslaughter charge in the death of Terence Crutcher. Jurors began deliberating about noon and the verdict was read about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. ...