What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite Trump's promises as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JULIET LINDERMAN and RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Mississippi close to having most-restrictive abortion law

 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what would be the nation's most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state's only abortion provider pledged to sue, and the attorney general said he expected a tough legal battle ahead.

  • Written by By JEFF AMY and SARAH MEARHOFF , Associated Press

AP Interview: UN Women chief: Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been "untouchable" is an important moment — but it's just "a tip of an iceberg."

  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Officer charged with assaulting black jaywalking suspect

 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A white police officer whose body-camera video recorded him beating a black pedestrian he accused of jaywalking has been arrested on assault charges in North Carolina.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS