{FD} Philadelphia City Council approves bill to remove bulletproof glass from storefronts

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to remove bulletproof glass from the windows of some local businesses, despite a backlash from shop owners who cited safety concerns.

{FD} Emanuel rolls out Chicago ID for ‘undocumented’ and those ‘on the sidelines’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a new ID program that he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city.

{FD} Kentucky lawmaker’s death stuns Statehouse already beset by sex scandal

The death of a state representative — who apparently committed suicide Wednesday after being accused of molestation — sent more shock waves through a Kentucky Statehouse already rocked by other sexual misconduct scandals.

{FD} 5 years after Newtown, no easy answers in gun debate

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead in December 2012, lawmakers across the U.S.  made attempts to prevent similar horrors. Five years later, the results are uneven at best.

{FD} Massachusetts Democrat charged in bribery, kickback schemes

A former state senator from Massachusetts was charged last week with collecting about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that he allegedly laundered through his company.

{FD} Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor and ‘sanctuary city’ proponent, dead at 65

Ed Lee, San Francisco’s 43rd mayor, died early Tuesday at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office confirmed. He was 65.

{FD} Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor, dead at 65

Ed Lee, the San Francisco mayor, died Monday at 65, ABC 7 reported.

{FD} FBI reportedly investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo office’s hiring practices

The FBI is reportedly investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office hiring practices.

{FD} Florida mayor used dead woman’s handicap sticker to park in front of City Hall, cops say

The mayor of a small Florida city has been arrested on allegations that she used dead people’s disabled parking permits to park at City Hall.

{FD} Pennsylvania Dem linked to gambling ring awaits sentencing

Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely – who resigned last month – is awaiting sentencing next week on corruption charges in relation to an illegal gambling machine ring.

{FD} Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s first black DA, begins 5-year term after bribery conviction

Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s former top prosecutor, has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma to begin serving a five-year sentence for accepting a bribe.

{FD} Oklahoma police release body cam footage of former state senator caught with underage male

The Moore Police Department released the body camera footage of former state senator Ralph Shortey being caught in a hotel room with a 17-year-old male.

{FD} Massachusetts Senate president steps aside amid sexual misconduct probe against his husband

The top Democrat of the Massachusetts Senate stepped aside Monday after his husband was accused of sexual misconduct by several men.

{FD} States push to criminalize wearing masks

Arizona residents may want to put their costumes away until Halloween.

{FD} Trump shrinks Utah monuments created by Obama, Clinton

Capping months of speculation, President Trump on Monday signed a pair of executive orders to significantly shrink two of Utah’s national monuments – Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante – that were created by his Democratic predecessors.

{FD} Political donors paid settlement for former GOP speaker

The spokeswoman for Kentucky House Republicans says the former GOP speaker had a sexual relationship with a woman in his office and used money from political donors to help pay her a secret settlement outside of court.

{FD} Democratic group pulls ad targeting Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie’s supporters

A television ad depicting supporters of Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie as Confederates who attack minority children has been pulled amid a terror attack in New York City.

{FD} Ex-Oklahoma lawmaker guilty of child sex trafficking

A former Oklahoma state senator accused of engaging in child prostitution and pornography pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of child sex trafficking.

{FD} Chinese investors sue Terry McAuliffe, Clinton brother, alleging electric automaker’s scam

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Hillary Clinton’s brother Anthony Rodham are being accused of stealing the “money and dreams” of Chinese investors who propped up a troubled electric carmaker, thinking this was a path to U.S. residency, a new lawsuit says.

{FD} In campaign ad, Michigan AG hopeful promises not to ‘sexually harass’ staff

As sexual misconduct allegations rock the nation, a candidate for Michigan attorney general has pledged never to engage in such behavior if elected.