Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:31pm
A central Arkansas city is effectively operating a debtors' prison that imposes hefty fines and jail time for thousands of poor people whose checks bounce and infringes on their constitutional rights by shielding court proceedings from public scrutiny, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Colleen Slevin, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:30pm
A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:30pm
Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed.
Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:20pm
Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster.
Raphael Satter and Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm
WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found.
Kate Brumback, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:10pm
In a vicious, pre-meditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:10pm
Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage of racial insults and personal confrontations.