Government And Politics

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

Dec 12, 2017

Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

Dec 12, 2017

Democrats attack Trump for making innuendo-laden attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand by suggesting she "would do anything" to get campaign donations.

Poland's PM: we don't want a divided Europe of 2 speeds

Dec 12, 2017

Poland's new prime minister has told parliament that his government opposes what he calls a two-speed European Union that he says divides nations into better and worse ones

3 affidavits in biker case attest to FBI probe of prosecutor

Dec 12, 2017

A retired Waco police officer says in an affidavit that McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has been under FBI investigation for alleged public corruption

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

Dec 12, 2017

House version of GOP tax bill would allow hurricane but not fire victims to deduct losses

ICC: Failure to arrest Sudan's president undermines court

Dec 12, 2017

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is accusing some of its members including Jordan, Uganda and Chad of undermining the tribunal's "reputation and credibility" by refusing to arrest Sudan's president who is accused of genocide in Darfur

Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

Dec 12, 2017

Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic release of material that embarrassed intelligence figures around the world

Franken back at Senate job despite soon-to-be-gone status

Dec 12, 2017

Al Franken is the Senate's dead man walking, still doing his day job despite announcing his resignation last week amid sexual harassment allegations and vanishing support from fellow Democrats

The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

Dec 12, 2017

Congressional aides say Republican negotiators have agreed to lower the top tax rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 37 percent as the final parameters of a sweeping tax package are starting to take shape

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

Dec 12, 2017

Irish man acquitted after 4 years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized