Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Trump warns Iran not to threaten U.S. or it will face 'end'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it would face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight and only 48 hours after he seemingly sought to soften his tone.

U.S. distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products.

AP Fact Check: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all.

T-Mobile-Sprint deal gets key endorsement from FCC chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval.

Palestinians say U.S. conference doomed without political plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister said Monday that any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail.

Mohammad Shtayyeh's comments immediately cast a cloud over the American-led Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in the tiny Gulf Arab state of Bahrain.

Huawei faces loss of some Google services after U.S. ban

BEIJING (AP) — Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support.

Iraqi Shiite figures say U.S.-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery.

Area towns far friendlier to liquor sales than they used to be

When Mahomet annexed the land Fred Barbadillo's bar was on in 2017, the village faced a minor dilemma.

It had a Class A license for bars, but the limit was set at zero.

Mahomet ceased being a dry town in 2007, and "we went into it more cautiously. We didn't want a bunch of bars," Village Administrator Patrick Brown said.

The Law Q&A | Abortion fight: Reversal vs. precedence

Alabama just legislated the criminalization of all abortions, including those begat by incest and rape, during any term of the pregnancy except where the life of the mother is at stake. A similar bill is in the works in Ohio.

Rep. Ammons proposes state Election Code revamp

SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, has proposed a change in election years for three county offices.

An amendment Ammons filed earlier this week to House Bill 531 would change the state Election Code to shift the election years for county clerks, sheriffs and treasurers — last elected in 2018 — to presidential election years.