GOP Senators Await FBI Report in Anxiety-Filled Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators nervously awaited the arrival of a new FBI report on sexual allegations that could make or break Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination Wednesday as aggressive protesters and an unusually strong security response added to a feeling of high anxiety inside the U.S. Capitol. As lawmakers anticipated the report, three key…

IL Attorney General to Investigate Legionnaire’s Crisis

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has opened an investigation into the management by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration of a Legionnaire’s disease crisis at a state-run veterans’ home. Eileen Boyce is spokeswoman for the Democratic attorney general. She said Wednesday that authorities will review whether laws were broken and whether residents,…

Dems Dispute Post On Kavanaugh Background Checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are disputing Republicans’ suggestion that there’s been no “whiff” of any inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s previous background checks. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Kavanaugh’s six earlier background checks found no such issues. But Democrats in a letter Wednesday to…

GOP Senators Expect FBI Probe Results Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Republican senators expect to receive the results of a new FBI background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday afternoon. The second-ranking Senate Republican, Sen. John Cornyn, says he…

US Terminates 1955 Treaty With Iran After UN Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said withdrawing from the…