WASHINGTON | Pence defends wife’s teaching job at school that bars gays

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019—  Vice President Mike Pence says the criticism of Christian education in America should stop. Pence is responding to media reports of his wife returning to teach at a school that says it can refuse to employ gay and lesbian teachers or enroll children with gay or lesbian parents. Karen Pence is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence defends wife’s teaching job at school that bars gays

HONOLULU | Hawaii’s Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

HONOLULU  —January 17, 2019—  Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. The nearly four-minute-long clip, which was shot in her Washington, D.C. backyard, shows Gabbard standing in the snow saying that her views have changed significantly since she … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hawaii’s Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

LOS ANGELES | UCLA, USC meet amid rocky seasons for crosstown rivals

LOS ANGELES —January 17, 2019— A fired coach. A transfer. Suspensions. Injuries. UCLA and Southern California have experienced it all barely halfway through the season. Things began promisingly enough for the Bruins. They were an AP Top 25 team and were predicted to finish second in the Pac-12 before early consecutive losses to ranked Michigan State … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | UCLA, USC meet amid rocky seasons for crosstown rivals

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt praised this week’s ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, that protects the confidentiality of survivors of domestic violence in the Safe at Home program.  This is the first time that a Missouri appellate court has issued a ruling on … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

PHOENIX | AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

PHOENIX —January 17, 2019— In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. “Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 … Continue reading PHOENIX | AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

SAN FRANCISCO | California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

SAN FRANCISCO—Jan 17, 2019— The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to drop heavy rain, snow and wind in … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed legislation to protect Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for Missourians who legally use medical marijuana.  Missouri became one of more than 30 states to legalize medical marijuana after a constitutional amendment was approved by voters during the … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

NEW YORK—Jan 17, 2019— Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they “have agreed to part ways” and that new lawyers would be introduced next week. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer