WASHINGTON (AP) â The American public often rallies behind the president when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there's no evidence that the U.S-led fight against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people's satisfaction with President Barack Obama â especially in any way that might rub off on Democratic candidates.
PROVO, Utah (AP) â A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.
By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after pleading guilty to corruption charges, was found guilty of seven criminal counts including two counts of falsifying records in a federal investigation, a charge that carries a possible 20-year prison sentence. ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he's worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body.