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WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of "changing course on a key civil rights issue" after reports that it was launching a new project to investigate whether universities discriminate against students … more
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.It's a trend that's particularly alarming as baby boomers … more
CHICAGO — By extracting Chicago money from a measure all Illinois public schools needed to get state funding this fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner reignited an age-old but divisive political strategy on a new front.Pitting Chicago against the rest of … more
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has a message for his party: Get a spine and stand up to President Donald Trump. It's time for Congress to act as a brake on the president's erratic impulses.In a scolding book, Flake argues that his … more
PHOENIX — The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular and seemingly untouchable as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall Monday as he was convicted of a crime for ignoring a U.S. court order to stop traffic … more
The Associated PressWASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russia meddling in last year's presidential … more
ST. LOUIS — A white former St. Louis police officer charged with killing a black man "executed" him after a car chase, then planted a gun in the slain drug suspect's vehicle as an excuse for opening fire, a prosecutor told a court Tuesday.But … more
WASHINGTON — Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly — then secretary of Homeland Security — offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump.Kelly, a whip-cracking retired general who … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of "Obamacare" could put the government in a legal bind.Law experts say he'd be handing insurers a solid court … more
WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat accused President Donald Trump on Tuesday of childish behavior by threatening to halt federal payments that help millions afford health coverage, saying such a move would impose a "Trump premium tax" by … more
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