BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Court documents unsealed Friday show a Minnesota man charged with attacking and trying to kill a priest in North Dakota believed the priest had sexually assaulted the man's girlfriend.
White House chief of staff John Kelly expressed his willingness to resign over his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter this week, The New York Times and ABC News reported on Friday, citing two anonymous sources within the West Wing.
Republican leaders in Pennsylvania’s legislature said they will submit new proposed congressional districts to Democratic Governor Tom Wolf by Friday’s court-ordered deadline, moving closer to a revamped map that could reshape the 2018 electoral battle for Congress. The new map is the result of a Jan. 22 order from Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, which invalidated the existing district boundaries as an illegal gerrymander by the Republican-controlled legislature. In a 5-2 vote along party lines, the high court’s Democratic majority found the current map’s precisely engineered lines violate the state constitution by marginalizing Democratic voters.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — For all of Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics, the images of the two Koreas marching together — and their officials shaking hands — at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula proved impossible to counteract.
President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, who is known for his hawkish views on China’s military expansion, as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement. The naval officer has served in the military for 39 years and is in his seventh command assignment as head of the U.S. Pacific Command, according to the White House. During Harris’ tenure as head of U.S. forces in the Pacific, tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs increased as President Donald Trump’s administration and Pyongyang exchanged threats.