Iran Says It Seized British Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in the strategic waterway between Tehran and the West.
Texas Leaders Urge Prosecutors to Keep Enforcing Pot Laws
Republican leaders are urging state attorneys to continue enforcing marijuana laws after the legalization of hemp in our state earlier this summer.
Florida Sheriff to Investigate Epstein’s Time Outside Jail
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will examine financer Jeffrey Epstein's time spent out of jail after he was convicted of sexually abusing underage girls.
Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Sentenced to Life in Prison
The Mexican drug kingpin has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a notorious drug lord who's evaded justice countless times.
Schumer on Ending Filibuster: ‘Nothing’s off the Table’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to end the procedural rule that requires 60 votes to steer most bills through the chamber if Democrats win in 2020.
GOP Sen. Cornyn Reports $9M on Hand for Re-Election Bid
John Cornyn has raised $9 million for a re-election bid likely to be among the closest-watched Senate races of 2020.
House Approves 9/11 Victims Bill, Sends It to Senate
The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
Report: FTC Approves Roughly $5B Fine for Facebook
The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations. The report cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter.
R. Kelly Facing Sweeping New Federal Sex Crime Charges
An indictment unsealed Friday includes charges of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor, and the sexual exploitation of a child.
Labor Secretary Acosta Resigning Amid Epstein Deal Scrutiny
Alexander Acosta is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with Jeffrey Esptein, accused of sexually abusing children.