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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 3:58 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " As Donald Trump makes his tour to thank the states that helped him win the presidency, some of the others are gearing up to do battle with his administration. Officials in blue states object to his positions on immigration, health care, climate change and other issues. In Massachusetts and California, the state attorneys general have threatened to sue if Trump tries to carry out policies they contend are unconstitutional. Chicago is funding legal aid for...

Updated at 3:58 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said...

Updated at 3:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Aiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must take each...

Updated at 3:52 PM

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) " Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to 10,000 euros ($10,750) and a jail term of up to one year for offenders. The Maltese Parliament approved a law...

Updated at 3:51 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals. The...

Updated at 3:51 PM

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) " State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running the man and his family over. Forty-seven-year-old Mary Jo Smith was...

Updated at 3:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people. The...

Updated at 3:40 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) " A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday. Alexandria Duval intends to waive her right to an...

Updated at 3:36 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Recovery efforts at an Oakland warehouse fire have ended and the death toll stands at 36, officials said Wednesday. The news comes a day after Oakland officials declared a local state of emergency due. The Oakland...

Updated at 3:32 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Syria's state news agency is reporting that 12 people have been killed by rebel shelling of government-controlled parts of Aleppo city. The agency...

Updated at 3:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Last week's telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, according to...

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