Oops! Republican Flores defeats democrat Gallego, takes long-held democrat seat in Texas Senate

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican Pete Flores has upset Democrat Pete Gallego in a runoff, capturing a reliably blue state Senate seat vacated by a former lawmaker sentenced to 12 years in prison on federal fraud charges. San Antonio Democratic Sen. Carlos Uresti resigned in June after being convicted of helping an oilfield service company he […]

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place. The Justice Department filing to the high court late Thursday argued […]