Hawaii bill would legalize prostitution industry

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 18:08

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the state after the speaker of the House introduced a bill that would also legalize buying sex and acting as a pimp.

Documents show Trump retains direct tie to businesses

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 16:42

WASHINGTON — New documents confirm that President Donald Trump retains a direct tie to his business interests through a revocable trust now being overseen by one of his adult sons and a longtime executive of the Trump Organization.

Syrian mom in Trump lawsuit: ‘It’s unfair’ son stuck abroad

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:14

SEATTLE — When war broke out in Syria and the kidnappings began, Reema Duhman used a three-hour curfew to slip out of the country in 2012 and made her way to Seattle.

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch skeptical of gov’t regulations

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 08:11

Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is known for his clear, colloquial writing, advocacy for court review of government regulations, defense of religious freedom and skepticism toward law enforcement.

Alaska expects more than 1 million cruise passengers this year

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:09

NEW YORK — A demand for more in-depth experiences — from learning how to scuba dive to dining in a private home in port — are shaping what’s new in the cruise industry this year. Other cruise news: a boom in Alaska trips, a few precious sailings to Cuba and potentially game-changing new technology.

Breaking silence, Obama speaks out on Trump immigrants order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:49

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders, breaking his silence on political issues for the first time since leaving office.

Police now say 1 suspect in Canada mosque shooting

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:45

QUEBEC CITY — A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism. Police initially arrested two men but later said just one remains a suspect.

Florida airport shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:55

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One by one, a judge detailed the 22 charges against an Alaskan man accused of killing five people and wounding six others in the Florida airport shooting spree. Then, Esteban Santiago pleaded not guilty.

Washington state suing Trump over immigration order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 09:55

SEATTLE — Washington state’s attorney general said Monday he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.

AP Fact Check: New Trump salvo on voter fraud lacks evidence

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:09

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his widely debunked claims of massive voter fraud by encouraging the work of a Texas man who has offered no evidence to support his claim that millions of people illegally voted in the 2016 election.

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