Government And Politics

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

May 24, 2018

President Donald Trump had pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships

Emergency rule prohibits most anchoring in Michigan waterway

May 24, 2018

Michigan's governor has approved an emergency rule prohibiting most vessels from dropping anchor in a waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest

US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season

May 24, 2018

U.S. government forecasters are expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season

Court: Inmate serving life can't sue because he's 'dead'

May 24, 2018

Rhode Island's Supreme Court has ruled that a man serving life in prison can't sue the state for an attack by a fellow inmate because under state law he's considered dead

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

May 24, 2018

The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied about his attack of a reporter last year

Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion.

May 24, 2018

Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion.

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

May 24, 2018

About to turn 80, Tommy Chong says he never doubted he'd live to see the day when marijuana legalization would be sweeping the United States

IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but could improve

May 24, 2018

The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions

Brazil truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages

May 24, 2018

A truckers' strike has been backing up exports and causing fuel shortages in Brazil, leading to a reduction in bus service in Rio de Janeiro and a restriction on landings at the capital's airport

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas

May 24, 2018

The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent was trying to take into custody some people whom he suspected had entered the country illegally when they attacked and he shot and killed one of them

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