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New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month.
"We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well," James, a Democrat, told NBC News in her first extensive interview since she was elected last month.
California state regulators have been working on a plan to charge mobile phone users a text messaging fee intended to fund programs that make phone service accessible to the low-income residents, reports said Tuesday.
The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the proposal next month, but critics have already come out against the scheme, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
"It's a dumb idea," Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council business group, told the paper. "This is how conversations take place in this day and age, and it's almost like saying there should be a tax on the conversations we have."
While the amount consumers would be expected to pay remained unclear, some business groups are saying the new charges could cost wireless users more than $44 million a year, FOX11 Los Angeles reported.
The Kremlin on Tuesday slammed Washington's "undiplomatic" response to its deployment of two bomber planes to Venezuela for exercises.
Two Russian long-range strategic bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday for what the Venezuelan government said were air force exercises aimed at strengthening the defence of the leftist-ruled South American country.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter condemned Russia for "sending bombers halfway around the world." He said the deployment was a case of "two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer".
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "this is of course highly undiplomatic of the secretary of state" and called Pompeo's tweet "unacceptable".
North Carolina Republican leaders sound resigned to the obvious: Given the evidence of absentee ballot tampering in the Ninth Congressional District, the subject of a state inquiry, a new election will likely need to be called.
State GOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse stopped just short Tuesday of formally asking for a new election between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.
But he did say that if early voting totals were leaked, a new election would be necessary -- and one of the sworn affidavits that blew up this entire scandal describes exactly that.