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Ryan: Trump deportation task force not happening; no assistance for sanctuary cities
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Ryan: Trump deportation task force not happening; no assistance for sanctuary cities

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said a deportation force to remove millions of undocumented immigrants under President-elect Donald Trump's administration is "not happening." Ryan made the comment during a CNN town hall event on Thursday ...
Obama’s DOJ says Chicago police regularly engage in excessive force
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Obama’s DOJ says Chicago police regularly engage in excessive force

The Chicago police department regularly uses force that is “unjustified, disproportionate and otherwise excessive”, federal investigators have concluded. In a scathing review, investigators with the justice department found that police violated both the fourt...
Trump, LePage blast boycott of LL Bean
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Trump, LePage blast boycott of LL Bean

FREEPORT, Maine -- A California-based boycott effort that targeted L.L. Bean after the founder's granddaughter donated to a pro-Donald Trump political action committee ignited a social media firestorm Thursday, including a tweet from the president-elect. But ...
Citizen with a gun kills man beating injured Arizona state trooper
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Citizen with a gun kills man beating injured Arizona state trooper

TONOPAH, Ariz. (UPI) -- A passing motorist may have saved the life of an Arizona state trooper early Thursday morning when he shot and killed a man who was beating the trooper on the side of the road. A man whose name has not been released was thanked by the ...
CNN at war with Trump
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CNN at war with Trump

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A week before the inauguration, CNN is at war with an incoming president, not necessarily for what it reported but for what its reporting unleashed. For all the noise — accusations of "fake news," the confrontation between Donald Trump...
Ben Carson sails through HUD confirmation hearing
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Ben Carson sails through HUD confirmation hearing

Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared poised to be confirmed as the nation's next housing secretary after he breezed through a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday in which he largely avoided difficult questions about the department he hopes t...
Anarchists Plan to Paralyze Washington During Inauguration
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Anarchists Plan to Paralyze Washington During Inauguration

A group led by self-avowed anarchists says it intends to "paralyze" Washington, D.C., amid President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next Friday, using security point blockades, protests and sit-ins in an attempt to grind the Republican's swearing-in to a ha...
Washington State AG Proposes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
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Washington State AG Proposes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposed legislation on Monday that would ban the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines in Washington. Recognizing the political difficulty of such a bill, Ferguson, who announced in September that he would se...
Giuliani to advise Trump administration on cyber-security
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Giuliani to advise Trump administration on cyber-security

(EFE).- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will assist the incoming Trump administration's efforts to combat hacking, the president-elect's transition team said Thursday. Giuliani will lead a group that will gather private-sector ideas in putting togeth...
Lame Duck changes Cuba immigration policy
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Lame Duck changes Cuba immigration policy

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama has put an end to an old immigration policy that allowed all Cuban refugees who could physically reach U.S. shores to stay. Obama said the so-called "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy, enac...