A U.S. human rights organization filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Massachusetts against the former mayor of a small town in Haiti on behalf of three Haitian citizens who allege he violently persecuted them.
Ferguson, Missouri, is making "meaningful progress" in enacting policing and court reforms agreed upon with the U.S. government after Michael Brown's 2014 police shooting death, a Justice Department attorney said during a status hearing on the consent decree.
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 23rd - 1:07pm
Federal officials took a step Thursday toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates, voting unanimously to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails across the U.S.
Authorities are retracing the movements of a man suspected of killing two women before he was fatally shot by police. The man died in an exchange of gunfire after wounding an officer and gunning down a police dog, a south Louisiana police chief said Thursday.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 23rd - 1:07pm
The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic post.
Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 23rd - 12:50pm
Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas.
The daughter of outspoken conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly alleges in a new lawsuit that several of her brothers effectively diminished her inheritance by influencing their mother to amend a family trust before her death.
Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 23rd - 12:10pm
Prospects for the Republicans' showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balky conservatives, leaving the legislation short of votes in the House.