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New FERC Chairman Reported $1.8M Jones Day Partnership Share

<i>Jones Day offices in Washington. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM</i><p>A longtime <b>Jones Day</b> partner in Washington who had been co-leader of the firm’s energy …

Justice Department reverses course and urges Supreme Court to overrule pro-union precedent

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Justice Department reverses course and urges…<p>Attorney General<p>The U.S. Justice Department has switched positions in an amicus brief that …

U.S. Department of Justice

Lund v. Rowan County

The United States has a tradition of legislative prayer<i>1</i><i>×</i>1. “Legislative prayer” refers to the practice of opening legislative sessions, whether …

Post-Sandy Hook gun sales led to spike in accidental deaths

In the days after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun enthusiasts rushed to buy millions of firearms, driven by fears that the …

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Please Wake Up!

Lawyers and judges in complex trials are struggling with a rash of sleeping jurors<p>The right to a jury trial is a pillar of America’s justice system, enshrined in the Constitution from a tradition dating back more than 1,000 years.<p>The problem these days is making sure jurors stay awake.<p>Last week, …

The 4 companies that lobbied most on tax overhaul — and what they got for it

More than 2,000 businesses and organizations have been lobbying on tax issues so far this year.<p>House and Senate Republicans recently passed a pair of tax bills that slash the corporate tax rate and give extra goodies to industries with some of the most active lobbyists. These include tax breaks for …

California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are ‘expected to spread’

VENTURA, Calif. — Raging wildfires continued to burn through Southern California on Sunday, stretching into a second week as authorities warned that the blazes could still spread and pose new dangers.<p>The fires have been blamed for one death, and the flames have destroyed more than 800 buildings and …

Santa Barbara

'Unprecedented' fires in southern California threaten Santa Barbara

The so-called Thomas fire is only 15 per cent contained, now threatening the city of Santa Barbara and the nearby coastal town of Carpinteria, making …

B.C. not meeting women’s rights as established by UN: report card - Surrey Now-Leader

A legal advocacy group says B.C. is falling short of meeting targets set by the United Nations on women’s rights.<p>The annual report card released by …

Indigenous Peoples

Civil Rights Commission Takes on Issue of Minorities in Special Education

<i>Washington</i><p>The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights—an agency with no policymaking power but with a potent megaphone—took on the complex issue of minority …

Education

Roy Moore forges on as Alabama prepares to vote

Congress considers the Iran nuclear deal

US Congress could scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran this week. But it's unlikely to do so.

Roy Moore Was Nowhere To Be Found On The Last Weekend Of The Alabama Senate Race

The evangelical Christian didn't even attend church Sunday.<p>Roy Moore’s evangelicalism is his calling card, but on the Sunday before the special election that could send him to the Senate, he skipped church.<p>He didn’t worship at his usual hometown service, which some reporters had staked out in hopes …

Donald Trump

As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore

Sen. Richard C. Shelby, who serves as Alabama's senior senator, said repeatedly Sunday that the state's fellow Republicans can “do better” than Roy Moore, the conservative judge accused of sexual misconduct who faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate.<p>Shelby has …

California fires: blaze threatens Santa Barbara and prompts evacuation

Crews battling a massive wind-driven Californian wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing to protect towns near Santa Barbara menaced by flames along the state’s scenic coastline.<p>The Thomas fire ignited last week and is burning in Ventura and Santa …

Santa Barbara

Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan — here's why

Dozens of bodies have mysteriously washed up on Japan's shores over the past few weeks — and the evidence suggests they're coming from North Korea.<p>At least 40 corpses from about 15 boats have washed up along Japan's west coast since November, according to figures provided by Japanese authorities …

The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier

Unpleasant facts are spilling out. Republicans don't want to know them.<p>Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation. It won't end soon. It will get uglier.<p>A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. First, Former national security adviser Michael Flynn …

In Alabama, Republicans fear a lose-lose in Roy Moore Senate race

With more than 48 hours of campaigning still left in Alabama’s scandal-shrouded U.S. Senate campaign — and the outcome far from clear — some Republicans have already conceded defeat.<p>From their perspective, Tuesday will yield one of two unhappy results.<p>Either voters will elect a Democratic U.S. …

Republicans

Demi Lovato Calls Out TIME Magazine for Naming Trump Person of the Year Runner-Up

“Really @TIME? #hypocrites.”<p>Following <i>TIME</i> <i>Magazine</i>’s reveal that Donald Trump was its runner-up for Person of the Year, Demi Lovato took to Twitter to voice her concerns over the honor. On Wednesday, Demi pointed out that while it’s important that <i>TIME</i> is shining a light on the “brave women coming …

US senator on North Korea: “Most Americans don’t realize how close we are to this war”

If Sen. Tammy Duckworth is worried, you should be too.<p>Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated veteran of the Iraq War, is scared — scared that the Trump administration may be getting the US into a devastating war with North Korea without much of the public noticing or seeming to care.<p>“Most Americans,” …

House passes bill loosening gun restrictions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday loosening gun regulations and allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons to legally travel with those firearms to other states, a top priority of the National Rifle Association.<p>The bill passed mostly along party lines, …

Guns

Most Americans want Trump investigated for alleged sexual misconduct, poll finds

70% of Americans believe the U.S. Congress should investigate allegations of sexual harassment against President Trump, a new Quinnipiac University …

Sen. Al Franken Is Resigning Following Sexual Misconduct Accusations

The Minnesota senator and former Saturday Night Live star is the second member of Congress to announce this week he will leave office following sexual misconduct allegations.<p>Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he would resign "in the coming weeks" following multiple allegations of sexual …

North Korea could launch its own nuclear ‘Pearl Harbor’ attacking the US, potentially killing millions

After the Japanese attacked U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii exactly 76 years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously stated: “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air …

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging …

Ryan Still Thinks Moore Should’ve Stepped Down

Other Republicans have changed position<p>Unlike some other Republicans, Speaker Paul D. Ryan is refusing to change his position on Alabama Senate GOP …

Roy Moore