Government And Politics

Judge: Racism behind Arizona ban on Mexican-American studies

Aug 23, 2017

A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that an ethnic studies ban that shuttered a popular Mexican-American program was enacted with racial discrimination

Tony de Brum, global voice for fighting climate change, dies

Aug 23, 2017

Tony de Brum, the Marshall Islands former climate ambassador and a leading voice behind the Paris Agreement, has died at 72

Committee hears from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier

Aug 23, 2017

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump met for hours with congressional investigators Tuesday in a closed-door appearance that spanned into the evening

Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation

Aug 23, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. could punish Pakistan or cut off its status as a major non-NATO ally unless it cracks down on the Taliban and other extremist groups.

Fighting North Korea with balloons, TV shows and leaflets

Aug 23, 2017

Political activists who send thousands of leaflets, DVDs and flash drives by hot-air balloon into North Korea are hoping to bring change to the isolated country

Trump speech in Phoenix draws big crowd, protests

Aug 23, 2017

President Donald Trump's first political event since the violence of Charlottesville has drawn several protest groups to Phoenix, and authorities are taking extra precautions to keep the peace

Indianapolis police killing of driver gets new prosecutor

Aug 23, 2017

A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black driver by Indianapolis police officers nearly two months ago

The Latest: Rally over statue at North Carolina university

Aug 23, 2017

Hundreds rally at North Carolina's flagship university, seeking removal of statue of Confederate soldier known as 'silent Sam'

The Latest: Arizona governor greets president on tarmac

Aug 23, 2017

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey greets President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the airport tarmac after they arrived in Phoenix

In chaotic meeting, Charlottesville votes to shroud statues

Aug 22, 2017

Anger boils over at the first Charlottesville city council meeting since a deadly white supremacist rally