Government And Politics

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

Jan 17, 2018

Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars

Macedonia president vetoes Albanian language bill

Jan 17, 2018

Macedonia's president vetoes law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional

Tech, health care companies help lift US stocks higher

Jan 17, 2018

U.S. stocks are moved broadly higher in late-afternoon trading as the market bounces back from modest losses a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average appears headed for its first close above 26,000.

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

Jan 17, 2018

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'

Senate panel advances Trump health secretary pick

Jan 17, 2018

Finance Committee advances Azar nomination at HHS to full Senate for final confirmation

No fire inspection records where 13 children held captive

Jan 17, 2018

Officials find no records of fire inspection at California home where 13 malnourished siblings were held

Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia

Jan 17, 2018

A Russian radio station says the man who has stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia

Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

Jan 17, 2018

President Donald Trump's attacks on what he calls "fake news" are being denounced by the two Republican senators from Arizona

Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

Jan 17, 2018

A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming this fall

Justices lean toward death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

Jan 17, 2018

The Supreme Court appears to be in broad agreement that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence

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