The trial of acting Chief Probation Officer Christopher Hoffman continues today in US District Court. The Hatfield man is accused of witness intimidation. He allegedly threatened a co-worker as an investigation into rigged hiring at the state Probation Department unfolded. It’s the second trial for Hoffman. A mistrial was declared in May after the jury failed to reach consensus.
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive is expected to face tough questions on Capitol Hill as the emissions-rigging scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker appears to be deepening.
Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a fresh challenge from the hard-line conservatives who forced outgoing Speaker John Boehner to resign.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.
A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.