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    Man arrested after 23 immigrants found in semi near El Paso

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say a man has been arrested on a charge of transporting people who are illegally in the U.S. after 23 people were found in the semitrailer he was driving on Interstate 10 near El Paso. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 44-year-old Comothial Harper, a U.S. citizen from […]
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    Worker dies in elevator shaft fall at NYC construction site

    NEW YORK (AP) — A worker has died in a fall down an elevator shaft at a luxury condo building under construction in New York City. Police say 22-year-old Jonathan Lupinsky fell two stories down an elevator shaft at the construction site on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. Lupinsky was taken to […]
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    1st African American woman on state supreme court retires

    BOSTON (AP) — The first African-American woman to serve on Massachusetts’ highest court is retiring. Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine Hines served her last day on the seven-member body on Friday. She’s been a judge in Massachusetts for 16 years, three of which were on the Supreme Judicial Court. Hines was the first African-American woman […]
  • Alexander Holtz, 7, of Ashburn, Va., draws a heart on sidewalk in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, near the site where Heather Heyer was killed. Heyer was struck by a car while protesting a white nationalist rally on Saturday Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) National News

    Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville’s temple

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sunk in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door. On any other Saturday, worshippers at the city’s lone synagogue would have left through the front and walked without fear to their cars, parked near […]
  • In this photo taken June 30, 2017, Hope Hicks arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.. Hicks is traveling with President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump. After four people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has now fallen to Hicks, a young former public relations aide and political neophyte who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her into the cutthroat world of Washington politics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) National News

    Trump hands communications reins to longtime confidante

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After three people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has for now fallen to Hope Hicks, a young former public relations aide and political neophyte who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her into the cutthroat world of […]
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    Missouri death row inmate appeals to US Supreme Court

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri man convicted of killing a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter 19 years ago are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the prisoner’s execution scheduled for next week. Marcellus Williams is set to die by injection Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for fatally stabbing […]
  • President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Hagerstown Regional Airport, Aug. 18, 2017 in Hagerstown, Md. Trump is returning to Bedminister N.J., after having a meeting with his national security team at Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    The Latest: Mayor urges Trump to denounce racism in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Reno next week (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The mayor of Reno is urging President Donald Trump to emphasize unity and speak out against hate-driven racism and violence when he addresses a gathering of veterans in Nevada next week. The White House announced […]
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    Kansas couple gets probation after money laundering scheme

    MEADE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple was sentenced to three years of probation for laundering millions of dollars in suspected drug money through their small-town bank. The Hutchinson News reports 71-year-old George Enns and his 69-year-old wife, Agatha Enns, both of Meade, were sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to money laundering conspiracy. George Enns […]
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    Officials: 3-year-old girl dies at Florida day care

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl at a Florida day care. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Andrew Hobbs tells The Pensacola News Journal that the child may have been left in a vehicle owned by In His Arms Christian Academy in Ensley on Friday. Hobbs says the […]
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    Notable firings and resignations from Trump’s White House

    Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump’s White House since he took office in January: — Aug. 18: Chief strategist Steve Bannon — July 31: Communications director Anthony Scaramucci — July 28: Chief of staff Reince Priebus — July 21: Press secretary Sean Spicer — May 30: Communications director Michael Dubke — Feb. 13: […]