PALM BEACH, Fla. | House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

PALM BEACH, Fla. | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from “momentary confusion” when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent. Haley had fired back at Larry Kudlow, saying, “With all due respect, I … Continue reading PALM BEACH, Fla. | House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

TUCSON, Ariz. | Border shooting case jury adjourns for day without verdict

TUCSON, Ariz. | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Jurors in Arizona deliberated Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the cross-border shooting of a teenager who was throwing rocks at authorities during a drug-smuggling attempt. The deliberations began earlier in the day in federal … Continue reading TUCSON, Ariz. | Border shooting case jury adjourns for day without verdict

SAN DIEGO | Another California county backs Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

SAN DIEGO| April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Leaders of California’s second-largest county voted Tuesday to officially support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state’s so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents. The decision by San Diego County’s all-Republican Board of Supervisors comes amid a growing conservative backlash in California against the Democratic … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Another California county backs Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

WASHINGTON | Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

WASHINGTON | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. Democratic Sen. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

PHOENIX | Possibility of Arizona teacher strike creates some confusion

PHOENIX | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Arizona teachers on Tuesday began weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that’s raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state’s education system. The walkout vote comes after Republican Gov. … Continue reading PHOENIX | Possibility of Arizona teacher strike creates some confusion

RALEIGH, N.C. | NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Carolina State has released a timeline of steps the university has taken to cooperate with investigators since the federal probe into college basketball became public last fall. The university had essentially responded to inquiries before becoming further entangled in the investigation in recent weeks. Chancellor Randy Woodson … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

WASHINGTON | Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director

WASHINGTON | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Tuesday that deputy CIA director Gina Haspel is his pick to lead the agency. Trump tweeted last month that he had selected Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo, who is being considered to be secretary of state. But the president had not sent … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters

SAN FRANCISCO | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — San Francisco is ordering three companies that began renting motorized foot-pedal scooters in the city last month to stop operating until they can ensure riders are obeying state laws and that the devices are not a hazard to the public. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in letters to … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters