BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of the Keystone pipeline and the agency that regulates it in the wake of 383,000-gallon (1.4-million-liter) spill in...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 10-16:
Nov. 10: Film composer Ennio Morricone is 91. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 85. Actor Albert Hall ("Ally McBeal," ''Beloved") is 82. Country...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice.
In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted:...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing Kamala Harris's bid for the presidency: Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Music is on the program in a Mississippi city that is hosting a series of concerts.
WDAM-TV reports that Hattiesburg Mayor Tobey Barker and community leaders announced the City Lights + Music Nights series.
Performers scheduled so far are Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Feb. 1, the Glenn Miller Orchestra Band on Feb. 9, Bobby Rush on June 29 and Keb Mo on Sept. 10.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa (all times local):
The House has approved a Democratic measure disapproving of Republican Rep. Steve King's comments about white supremacy.
The nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure, which was approved, 424-1.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.
In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure of disapproval, which was adopted, 424-1.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards.
The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Geraci leads with six nominations, including song of the year, album of the year and band of the year with his group, Boston Blues All-Stars. Geraci also is a member of The Proven Ones, which received a contemporary blues album nomination.
CHICAGO (AP) — Some Black Friday shoppers in Chicago have been met by protesters who are upset over Target's decision to close two stores.
It worked: Jennifer Gilchrist had planned to buy a television from the Target in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood. But she told the Chicago Sun-Times she'll look elsewhere. She says it's "something ... worth uniting for."
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State University is receiving a $1.3 million federal grant to increase minority participation in science, technology, engineering and math.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said the National Science Foundation is providing the funding to the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence. The center is a partnership between Chicago State University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has concluded that Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush's use of an office in his congressional district without paying rent constitutes a gift exceeding House rules.
The committee says Rush used the Chicago office, or allowed others to use it, since he came to Congress 25 years ago.
The committee says the landlord stopping asking for payment and Rush "never considered whether this informal, unstated arrangement was a gift he could not accept."
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered that 15 percent of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush's congressional salary be garnished to pay for more than $1 million he owes on a delinquent bank loan.
CHICAGO (AP) — At least three Democratic congressmen from Illinois are boycotting President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address.
Longtime Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis, both of Chicago, said Monday that they're skipping. Rep. Jan Schakowsky said last week that she'd boycott.
The State of the Union speech is Tuesday. Trump is expected to cite economic progress while pushing for bipartisanship on infrastructure issues.
CHICAGO (AP) — Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All-Stars are among the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards in Tennessee.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wee Willie Walker and Rick Estrin also are nominated for Blues Music Awards announced Monday.
The Blues Foundation will present the awards May 10 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The awards honor exceptional achievements in performances, recordings and songwriting in the blues genre.
CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush has filed candidate petitions for Illinois' March primary on the last day and could face a Democratic challenger.
Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. said Monday that he circulated petitions for the Chicago-area district because there was uncertainty about Rush, who waited to file until the deadline.
Brookins says he never intended to run against Rush, but filed petitions Monday and would make a final decision at a later date.
CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Rush, the wife of Chicago Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, has died at age 68.
The congressman's spokeswoman, Stephanie Gadlin, confirmed that Carolyn Rush died Monday morning. Rush's office says she died of congestive heart failure at the University of Chicago Hospital with the congressman and her children at her bedside.
Rush said in a statement that he's lost "my best friend, the love of my life, my confidant and my best half."
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says the Justice Department should re-open the case of the Emmett Till lynching now that a key witness has been quoted as saying she lied about what the black teen said and did before he was murdered in Mississippi.
A new book by author and historian Timothy B. Tyson says Carolyn Donham told him a decade ago she wasn't telling the truth with her claims of sexual advances by the 14-year-old Chicago boy.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' elected leaders are split on whether they're attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aren't planning to attend.
While Republicans including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton are going, a growing number of Democrats say they'll skip it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Office of Congressional Ethics won a reprieve Tuesday, after House Republicans reversed course and dropped plans to gut the independent panel following a public outcry and criticism from President-elect Donald Trump.
At least six lawmakers remain under investigation following complaints initially reviewed by the OCE, including Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth highest-ranking House Republican.