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Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions

Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions

The bill would allow judges to set sentences that are less severe than mandatory minimum requirements, he said. Holly Harris, head of the bipartisan sentencing reform organization U.S. "The only peo...

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First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school in MD

First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school in MD

Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. Barron will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac after finishing out the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on...

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30 injured after commuter bus overturns in Maryland

30 injured after commuter bus overturns in Maryland

School district officials confirmed that information, though they would not yet say which school the students were from. Commuter bus crashes on I-95, dozens. They say a auto was involved, and the d...

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#EndorseThis: Mika And Joe Claim Conway Scorned Trump Off Camera

#EndorseThis: Mika And Joe Claim Conway Scorned Trump Off Camera

Piggybacking on his co-host's accusation, Scarborough added Conway would also describe her campaigning for Trump as her "summer in Europe". Brzezinski chimed in, saying Conway would tell them, "I'm ...

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New FBI boss could be revealed next week

But 38% of Americans polled by NBC News/Wall Street Journal said they did not approve of the decision to fire Comey , while just 29% of respondents said they thought the decision was appropriate, a...

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18 fraternity brothers face hundreds of charges in Penn State hazing death

18 fraternity brothers face hundreds of charges in Penn State hazing death

In the same way that news coverage of mass shootings has taken on a ritualistic quality, so has the coverage of the deaths of college students in hazing accidents. DA announces charges against Penn ....

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White House explains delay in firing Flynn

White House explains delay in firing Flynn

Trump has repeatedly branded the issue of Russian interference "fake news" despite leaders of the USA intelligence community concluding that President Vladimir Putin himself was behind the meddling. T...

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Health care mess: House takes a small step

Health care mess: House takes a small step

Collins also took issue with the bill's failure to adjust the size of its tax credits based on people's income or where they live. "The Senate is starting from scratch ". Pre-existing conditions ha...

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Probe into deadly fall at Penn State frat to be released

This story originally appeared on USA TODAY College . Fraternity members said Piazza fell down the basement stairs while intoxicated the night before, the State College police said at the time ....

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John Oliver Demands Congress Take Action After Trump's Firing of James Comey

During an interview with Lester Holt , President Trump said that despite the White House's earlier claims, the firing of Comey was all his idea. "At the very, very least they need to acknowledge wh...

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Kids on DC field trip on overturned bus

Kids on DC field trip on overturned bus

Two people are critically injured after a bus overturned on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore, Maryland, this morning, causing massive traffic delays. Police say one child and one adult were flown to h...

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Pope nixes Medjugorje visions but says shrine has benefits

Pope nixes Medjugorje visions but says shrine has benefits

Officials expect around 1 million people to attend the ceremony. "It is faith. In everything, it is about faith and it is a lovely thing". Pope Francis canonized a pair of shepherd siblings on Satur...

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Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

Even Trump's Friday morning tweetstorm warning Comey that he had better hope there are no "tapes" of their private conversations and threatening to cancel White House media briefings failed to dent hi...

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Supreme Court rejects North Carolina voter ID law appeal

The 4th Circuit's ruling last summer has been widely cited for its scorching language about the law, calling it "the most restrictive voting law North Carolina has seen since the era of Jim Crow",...

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Fraternity, 18 members, charged in fatal fall

Fraternity, 18 members, charged in fatal fall

The grand jury said recordings show Piazza being carried back upstairs after his first fall, and then falling and hitting his head at least twice overnight before taking a second tumble down the stair...

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Trump claims Comey exonerated him 3 times. Federal Bureau of Investigation experts aren't buying it

Trump claims Comey exonerated him 3 times. Federal Bureau of Investigation experts aren't buying it

The Republican candidate-turned-US president and his White House staff are entangled in a web of contradicting statements before and after the dismissal of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation d...

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President Trump believes USA needs 'shutdown'

President Trump believes USA needs 'shutdown'

Mulvaney said the White House will turn next to the 2018 budget, and wouldn't balk at a government shutdown if necessary to get it passed, echoing Trump's tweet earlier in the day that the United ...

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New FBI director could be selected by end of week

Trump spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One as he was on his way to Virginia to give the commencement address at Liberty University as meanwhile interviews for the Federal Bureau of Investigation di...

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USA president mulling to replace WH press secretary with Fox News host

USA president mulling to replace WH press secretary with Fox News host

Krishnamoorthi, whose district includes a large portion of Elgin, serves on the House Oversight Committee and his district includes a good portion of Elgin. Trump said the candidates were "outstandin...

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Pro-Ryan group launches ad thanking supporters of House healthcare bill

Pro-Ryan group launches ad thanking supporters of House healthcare bill

A political group with ties to the House Republican leadership, American Action Network, said Sunday it was buying $500,000 in television time to promote the health care bill. Republican Senator Susan...

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Arkansas Deputy Killed at Traffic Stop

Arkansas Deputy Killed at Traffic Stop

Soon thereafter, officers went to the home where the disturbance call originated and there they found the deceased bodies of the two female victims. She said Bowden told her he had killed McHam's mo...

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James Comey rejects invitation to testify before Senate committee

But Moss, deputy executive director of the James Madison Project, a Washington-based organization that promotes government accountability, added it is "difficult to say if it is actually illegal, sinc...

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White Supremacists Lead Charlottesville Rally to Defend Robert E. Lee Statue

Dozens of protesters led by white nationalist Richard Spencer gathered in Jackson Park on Saturday afternoon and assembled again that night in the city's Lee Park, where they took up torches and sur...

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Israel cuts million dollar funding to United Nations over critical resolution

ISESCO called on the UNESCO to continue its support of the inalienable rights of the Palestinians through its decisions and resolutions. "Once again UNESCO member states tried to deny the historical...

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Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

The order, which Trump inked during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, directs the IRS to exercise "maximum enforcement discretion" over the Johnson amendment , which prevents churches and ...

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After Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why

In his place, principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders - who gave her first on-camera briefing just last Friday - will stand at the podium. "Trump said he planned to fire Comey regard...

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James Comey WON'T testify before Congress next week

James Comey WON'T testify before Congress next week

However, his characterisation was at odds with that of the top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Former FBI director James Comey is willing to testify before the Senate...

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Trump on Twitter: 'Everybody' Has Better Healthcare Than US

Trump on Twitter: 'Everybody' Has Better Healthcare Than US

Australia's government-financed healthcare system exists alongside private insurance. The president shocked and astonished citizens after he drew a comparison praising Australia during his meeting w...

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Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty

Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty

During the transition, Mr Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest. Trump also disputed the alle...

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MATTERS OF FAITH: Remember to honor your mother

MATTERS OF FAITH: Remember to honor your mother

On family vacations, mom was the one that made sure everyone had all the right clothes packed, including dad's, all the food and stuff that was needed for the entire family was packed and some...

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Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire

Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire

The wildlife refuge said in a statement that "extremely risky burning conditions persist" and that 11,000 acres have been consumed by fire in just the past two days. Several dozen people in Georgia'...

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Trump addresses cheering crowd at NRA convention

Trump addresses cheering crowd at NRA convention

This isn't the first time that Trump has spoken to the NRA, which endorsed him in May of past year, but it does mark the first time since then-President Ronald Reagan did so in 1983 that a sitting pre...

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U.S. Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

U.S. Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

In a letter to 94 US attorneys Thursday night, Sessions called it a "core principle" that prosecutors charge and pursue "the most serious and readily provable offense". "As the Attorney General noted,...

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Video shows 'bullying' incident days before 8-year-old took his life

His mother says that when she asked Gabriel what had happened to him that day at school he had stated that he didn't remember. A veteran homicide detective, Eric Karaguleff , provided a timeline desc...

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Warner: Comey won't testify to intel panel next week

Warner: Comey won't testify to intel panel next week

Throughout Trump's many controversies, his safety net has always been the Republican-controlled Congress, which forecloses any talk of impeachment or censure. "As a very active President with lots o...

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