Politics

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

9:35 a.m. August 28

LAS VEGAS — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

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Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

5:21 p.m. August 27

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.

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White House preps legal case for immigration steps

10:25 a.m. August 28

WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.