Ex-leader of Houston nonprofit pleads guilty over 2013 trip
HOUSTON (AP) — The ex-operator of a Houston nonprofit has pleaded guilty to concealing that Azerbaijan (ah-zur-by-JAHN') paid for a 2013 visit by 10 U.S. lawmakers.
Kemal Oksuz was extradited from Armenia and pleaded guilty Monday in Washington, D.C., to devising to falsify, conceal and cover up material facts. He faces up to a year in prison in the plea deal.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrats' youthful insurgency went 1-for-2 in upsetting the party's New York stalwarts in primary elections on Tuesday, knocking out U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in stunning fashion while giving U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke quite a scare.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old who's never held elected office, ousted Crowley from a seat he's held since 1999 in a district that includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's congressional primary (all times local):
U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke has narrowly survived a Democratic primary challenge from the 30-year-old son of Ugandan war refugees.
Clarke tallied about 1,000 votes more than Adem Bunkeddeko in Tuesday's race in New York's 9th Congressional District.
Another Democratic stalwart, Joseph Crowley, lost to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 14th District.
Congresswoman invites detainees’ wife to Trump speech
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez has invited the wife of detained immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
Ragbir was in federal custody Saturday, several weeks after he was handcuffed and arrested during a routine check-in with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Confederate names at Naval Academy could face rough seas
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At the U.S. Naval Academy, where the names of the nation's military heroes adorn many buildings, two structures honor the memory of American naval officers who fought against the United States of America.
The Naval Academy superintendent's stately home, which hosts thousands of visitors every year, and a building that houses the academy's division of Weapons and Systems Engineering are both named for Confederates who took up arms against the U.S. in the Civil War.
US Army refuses to rename streets honoring Confederate leaders
Confederate generals' names will continue to adorn the street signs of military base Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York.
The US Army has declined a request to remove the names of Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson from its streets, saying they were honored at Fort Hamilton "as individuals, not as any particular cause or ideology," according to a letter from the office of the assistant secretary of Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the Confederate Army's best-known leaders have streets named for them in a place not normally associated with the Southern side of the Civil War — New York City. Now some elected officials are trying to undo it.
They say it's high time Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue in Brooklyn are renamed, pushing to join a number of Southern cities that have removed or are considering taking down Confederate statues and other memorials in public places.
WASHINGTON — A congressional caucus founded by three African-American women plans to present a report by the end of the year on how to solve the problem of missing black children nationwide.
“We don’t want to just talk about the problems, we want to think about the solutions,” Rep. Robin Kelly said Wednesday at a town hall on the issue.
Titans’ Barton Preps Beyond Football Career
Leading black and Hispanic Democrats on Tuesday urged voters to reject Donald Trump's attempted outreach to minority communities, slamming the Republican presidential hopeful as a "bigot" who has risen to the top of his party while pushing a hateful, racist platform.