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  • First Ala. city freed from Voting Rights Act

    First Ala. city freed from Voting Rights Act

    Monday, June 10 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:55:16 GMT
    The city of Pinson is the first in Alabama to be free of the federal requirement for prior approval of election-related changes. The Birmingham News reports (http://bit.ly/IlWBUj ) a three-judge panelMore >>
    The city successfully argued it doesn't have the history of voting discrimination that caused Congress to impose the anti-discrimination law's requirements on certain places across the country in 1965.More >>

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  • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:35:25 GMT
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.More >>
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state's legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.More >>
  • Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace

    Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:15:26 GMT
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace.More >>
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace.More >>
  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:15:14 GMT
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...More >>
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...More >>

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