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Pence asks Indiana court to keep some governor emails secret

Vice President Mike Pence is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to let him keep secret some documents emailed to him while he was the state's governor.

How the Trump White House is trying to intimidate journalists

President Donald Trump often uses generic insults when railing against a news report he does not like. But veteran journalist April Ryan reported two weeks ago that Omarosa Manigault, a White House aide, claimed to have compiled dossiers on certain journalists.

Owners of small liquor stores gird for Sunday hours

Steve Burwell, the owner of Fairview Wine and Spirits in Roseville, helps a customer.

With the Legislature's repeal of the ban all but clinched, some owners fear higher overhead.

California Senate's removal of lawmaker to be investigated

California's Senate leader said Monday that he takes full responsibility after a senator was removed from the chamber last week — a stunning and extraordinarily unusual move that raised questions about the Legislature's commitment to free speech.

Judge blocks California law protecting officials' privacy

Gun owners' rights advocates are free to publish the home addresses and telephone numbers of California state lawmakers who voted for firearms restrictions, a federal judge decided Monday.

Penn. judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access

A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues.

California court expands endangered-species removal powers

The California Supreme Court on Monday said petitioners seeking to remove a subset of coho salmon from the state's endangered species list could present new evidence to argue the listing was wrong.


Rep. Keith Ellison in tight race in today's vote to lead DNC
Hot Dish Politics

For DNC chair hopefuls, the race could be won by just a few votes

Trump appears to accept invitation to visit Minnesota mine
Hot Dish Politics

As part of a listening session, Trump met with manufacturing executives on Thursday and appears to have accepted an invitation to tour U.S. Steel's


Big surge for military in Trump budget, cuts elsewhere

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with less."


Legislation would boost standard for renewable energy

The bills would up the goal for Minnesota to 50 percent by 2030.


Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well

Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban is "out of the woods" and making good progress after her life-saving surgery last Friday.


Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates

Arkansas' governor on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates over a 10-day period in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death.


Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.


House probe into Russia ties to Trump off to rocky start

A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe.


Federal appeals court rejects egg-labeling lawsuit

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that sought to require labels on egg cartons indicating the conditions in which the chickens were raised.


The Latest: Interior nominee Zinke clears Senate hurdle

The Latest on the Senate (all times local):


Wisconsin superintendent candidate unsure email broke law

A candidate for Wisconsin's top education job said Monday he's unsure he did anything wrong when he sent a campaign-related email last year using his public school district account.


AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense.