Bills to curtail LGBT rights are failing in US legislatures

NEW YORK (AP) — In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer

Defending Trump in Russia probe? It's hardly a dream job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent lawyers asked to help represent President Donald Trump in the last year have spurned the assignment at least partly out of concerns he wouldn't pay his bills and doesn't listen to legal advice, according to people familiar with the conversations.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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  • Written by By JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press