WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives backed a waiver on Friday that will allow James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, despite having retired as a Marine General in 2013. The House voted 268 to 151, largely along party lines, for a one-time waiver of a provision of a law on civilian control of the U.S. military that requires a seven-year wait after retirement before active-duty military can lead the Department of Defense.
RALEIGH A judge granted Governor-elect Roy Cooper’s request on Friday for a temporary restraining order to block a law passed by the state legislature last week while his lawsuit over it is pending. Senate […]
NORRISTOWN, P.A. Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations.Judge Steven O’Neill, of the […]
CHARLOTTE Bank of America Corp agreed to pay a $12.5 million fine to settle U.S. regulatory charges that its Merrill Lynch brokerage unit’s controls failed to prevent erroneous trading orders, causing “mini-flash crashes” in […]