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.
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.