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AP sources: Texas AG's affair tied to criminal allegations

AP sources: Texas AG's affair tied to criminal allegations

DALLAS — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the centre of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them abo
Portland, Oregon rejects bid to cut $18M more from police

Portland, Oregon rejects bid to cut $18M more from police

PORTLAND, Ore.
Australia accuses head of Chinese group of foreign meddling

Australia accuses head of Chinese group of foreign meddling

CANBERRA, Australia — The leader of a Chinese community organization has become the first person to be charged under Australia’s foreign interference laws that were passed two years ago, police said Thursday.
Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

Election officials in key battleground states pushed back on claims by the Trump campaign that Republican poll watchers were being improperly denied access to observe the counting of ballots, saying Thursday that rules were being followed and they we
Plea deal in California officer killing that fed Trump fight

Plea deal in California officer killing that fed Trump fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

NEW YORK — A federal court judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to conduct an environmental assessment of genetically modified salmon that he said was required for the agency’s approval of the fish.
Counties with worst virus surges overwhelmingly voted Trump

Counties with worst virus surges overwhelmingly voted Trump

U.S. voters went to the polls starkly divided on how they see President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. But in places where the virus is most rampant now, Trump enjoyed enormous support.
Hundreds march in Haiti after outrage over student's slaying

Hundreds march in Haiti after outrage over student's slaying

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of protesters – many dressed in school uniforms – marched through the streets of Haiti’s capital Thursday to demand answers after the kidnapping and killing of a young woman that has incensed the nation.
Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

SEATTLE — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest of the agriculture industry.
Networks cut away from Trump's White House address

Networks cut away from Trump's White House address

NEW YORK — ABC, CBS and NBC all cut away from President Donald Trump on Thursday as he spoke from the White House to make an unfounded accusation that the presidential election was being stolen from him.