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  • APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army leaders tell The Associated Press that they expect to sign up more than 68,000 active duty soldiers […]
  • Embattled mayor faces preliminary election in Massachusetts

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges is confronting a new challenge — surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia is on Tuesday’s Fall River mayoral ballot along with Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco. The top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Polls open at 7 […]
  • No one claims ownership of last slave ship ‘Clotilda’

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s state historical commission apparently will retain control of the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda. Friday was the deadline for any potential owners to claim the wreckage of the wooden schooner, which was burned near Mobile after illegally bringing about 110 captives to Alabama from Africa in 1860. Because no […]
  • Epstein saga brings national focus to victims’ rights

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought national attention to victims’ rights, from prosecutors shunning Epstein’s accusers more than a decade ago to the same women speaking about their suffering at an extraordinary court hearing last month. If there was a silver lining to the saga, attorneys for the women said, it […]
  • House Judiciary Committee to hold 1st impeachment hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s outspoken former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. But it’s unlikely that […]
  • Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn’t look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another government shutdown. But as Democrats controlling the House unveil a stopgap, government-wide spending bill to keep the lights on and pay the troops, there’s scant evidence that power sharing in the Capitol will produce further […]
  • A look at Corey Lewandowski’s role in the Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is expected to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee in what the panel is labeling its first official impeachment hearing. Lewandowski appears frequently in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which the committee is investigating. Mueller investigated several episodes for obstruction of justice, […]
  • Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows. Directors of the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool for years have held […]
  • Courser sentenced to 12 months of probation, can avoid jail

    LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker has been sentenced to 12 months of probation stemming from charges that were filed over a plot to hide his extramarital affair with another legislator. Todd Courser was sentenced Monday in Lapeer. He must pay $1,125 in fines, court costs and fees. The 47-year-old Courser can avoid […]
  • CBS credit union manager gets 14 years for $40M embezzlement

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former manager of a credit union that served employees of the CBS television network has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a two-decade embezzlement scheme that drained $40 million from the institution and forced it into insolvency. Edward Rostohar pleaded guilty to bank fraud in May. […]