WASHINGTON | The Latest: Fudge won’t run for speaker, backs Pelosi

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Democrat Rep. Marcia Fudge had been a potential candidate for House speaker. Now she’s backing Nancy Pelosi for the job. Fudge says she wanted to “ensure diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels” in the House and she’s “now … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Fudge won’t run for speaker, backs Pelosi

TIJUANA, Mexico | Caravan migrants weight options after court blocks Trump ban

TIJUANA, Mexico — Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the U.S were weighing their options Tuesday after a U.S. court blocked President Donald Trump’s asylum ban for illegal border crossers. Many said they have no intention of breaking the law, but were feeling pressure after anti-migrant protests in this Mexican … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Caravan migrants weight options after court blocks Trump ban

BUFFALO, N.Y. | GOP Rep. Collins of NY declares victory after absentee count

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has declared victory, saying a count of absentee ballots preserved his lead over Democratic challenger Nate McMurray. A Collins spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that Collins maintained his election night win through the canvass of outstanding ballots. Collins led by 3,000 votes Nov. 6, but … Continue reading BUFFALO, N.Y. | GOP Rep. Collins of NY declares victory after absentee count

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation. Stephanie Parker, her husband and four young children spent nearly months living in shelters provided by the American Red Cross, which Jordan helped fund. She hugged and thanked the … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s case for Saudi solidarity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vastly inflated the value of planned Saudi investments in the U.S. on Tuesday, as he explained why he’s “standing with Saudi Arabia” despite the conclusion of his intelligence officials that the kingdom’s de facto leader ordered the murder of a U.S.-based journalist. Trump cited a $110 billion arms package that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s case for Saudi solidarity

WASHINGTON | Fudge once wrote letter of support for stabbing suspect

WASHINGTON  — Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, who is considering a run for speaker of the House, is walking back her past support for a man suspected of stabbing his ex-wife on Saturday. Fudge was among several officials who wrote letters of support over recent years for Lance Mason, a former county judge and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fudge once wrote letter of support for stabbing suspect

North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, LYCURTIS QUAMAE LEON THOMPSON Sentenced to 48 Months for Firearm Offense

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, LYCURTIS QUAMAE LEON THOMPSON, 25, of Raleigh, was sentenced by United States District Judge James C. Dever, III for felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Dever sentenced THOMPSON to 48 months’ imprisonment followed … Continue reading North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, LYCURTIS QUAMAE LEON THOMPSON Sentenced to 48 Months for Firearm Offense

Maryland News: MS-13 Gang Member, Jeffrey Rodriguez Sentenced To 90 Months In Federal Prison For Gang-Related Crimes

Shot and Stabbed Victims During Drug Deal Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Jeffrey Rodriguez, a/k/a Jefry Francisco Portillo Corvera, or “Hyper,” age 22, a citizen of El Salvador residing in Hyattsville, Maryland, today to 90 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for his participation in the racketeering … Continue reading Maryland News: MS-13 Gang Member, Jeffrey Rodriguez Sentenced To 90 Months In Federal Prison For Gang-Related Crimes