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New Iowa caucus rules could spark clashing claims of victory

The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. That’s followed by a feverish round of lobbying in which supporters of eliminated ...

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University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

The University of Missouri will end a nine-year partnership with the Confucius Institute in August because of changing federal guidelines for the program, university officials announced this week. The institute, which is mostly funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education, ...

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Giuliani associate: Trump had knowledge of Ukraine pressure

A close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Lev Parnas says he delivered an ultimatum in May, at Giuliani’s ...

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Leader of St. Louis black police union says racial bias real

The president of a predominantly black St. Louis police union said the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. Ethical Society of Police President Heather Taylor stopped ...

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Rep. Cleaver’s opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

A Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri in this year’s primary has apologized for incorrectly accusing the incumbent of having a picture of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby under his desk. Maite Salazar, of Kansas City, last week retweeted ...

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California lawmaker demands probe of PG&E’s chief regulator

A state lawmaker has demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and exasperating blackouts. The request by ...

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