Politics and Government

Politics and Government

AP source: Mueller probe to go on, Whitaker tells Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, court filing suggests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.

Hand recount begins in Florida for tight Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A hand recount began Friday in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast.

Judge: White House must return CNN reporters's credentials

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered "irreparable harm" from the decision to bar him.

Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams' campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

Bennett: Expect bill on recreational pot 'fairly early on in the next session'

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Judge dismisses group's federal suit on coal-ash pits on jurisdictional grounds

OAKWOOD — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a local environmental group against Dynegy Midwest Generation LLC over coal-ash pits at its former power plant on the Middle Fork River on jurisdictional grounds.

UI lecturer to oppose school's budget request over harassment scandals

URBANA — A University of Illinois lecturer who also sits on the Illinois Board of Higher Education says he will oppose the UI's state budget request because of recent sexual-harassment controversies at the university.

Housing Authority of Champaign County moving to north Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County is preparing to move to its new headquarters at 2008 N. Market St., C, in January.

The agency is in the process of selling its current building downtown at 205 W. Park Ave. to a developer, said CEO David Northern.