A North Carolina prosecutor won't charge police who fatally shot a 76-year-old evacuee from Hurricane Irma after the man fired shots inside a hospital where he sought treatment.
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for drug conspiracy convictions by a judge who said their ineptness at their criminal craft and otherwise crimeless background earned them leniency.
With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trump's campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence committee could delay answering that question and issue more bipartisan recommendations early next year on protecting future elections from foreign tampering.
Two of the Senate's most senior women sent notice on Thursday that they expect changes to Capitol Hill's practices for dealing with official complaints by congressional staff.
Minnesota's next senator, Tina Smith, could face a clear path to next year's special election, with support pouring in from nearly every corner of the state's Democratic party and a top potential primary challenger announcing he won't run against her.
A draft statement former FBI Director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the "tone and substance" of the remarks, a Republican senator said Thursday.
The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.
A Republican has maintained his victory in the first of four recounts that will determine control of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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Former WCCO-AMer Jeff McKinney shot to international fame Tuesday after he inadvertently photo-bombed Anthony Weiner's latest sexting news conference.
Sen. Al Franken knows how to find a few minutes of semi-privacy at the State Fair so he can eat an ear of corn.
Imam Ikram ul-Huq thinks the debate over a mosque near the site of the former Twin Towers is dumb and downright un-American.
A top aide to Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton resigned Thursday after reports surfaced of him disparaging the stories of sexually harassed women as "pathetic" on Facebook.
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it.
St. Paul City Attorney Sam Clark says he is running for Minnesota attorney general.
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Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen rules for utility companies to keep power lines clear of brush and tree branches that can easily spark into flames.