Democratic state AGs move to defend consumer watchdogWASHINGTON (AP) ? Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia are seeking to defend a U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director, Richard Cordray.
Minnesota author Kelly Barnhill wins Newbery MedalMINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Before winning the most prestigious prize in children's literature, Kelly Barnhill took a little detour.
Lawmakers admonish ethics official over tweets about Trump
Q&A: Protests over gas costs disrupt Mexico border crossings
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) ? Demonstrators have taken control of Mexican border crossings with the U.S. several times in the past month to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes in an unusual, if not unprecedented, show of protest.
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Illinois concealed carry rules survive suits by gun ownersCHICAGO (AP) ? The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Illinois system of issuing concealed carry permits that gun owners had complained violated their constitutional rights.
US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data
The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic ...
Samsung Q4 profit leaps 50% to 9.22 trillion won: firm
Samsung Electronics reported a 50.2 percent jump in fourth-quarter profits on Tuesday despite the humiliating Galaxy Note 7 recall that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker.
NYC to pay $75 million to end lawsuit over flimsy summonsesNEW YORK (AP) ? New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas.