- Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78 Updated: Feb-08-16 10:31 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.
- Voter ID requirements head to Missouri Senate floor Updated: Feb-08-16 5:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two proposals aimed at requiring Missourians to show photo ID before voting are heading to the Senate floor.
- Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland Updated: Feb-08-16 8:10 am
WARSAW, Poland - An international human rights commission began two days of meetings with Polish officials Monday to determine whether recent legal changes to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal are in line with democratic standards.
- Ethnic protesters in Nepal withdraw border blockade, strike Updated: Feb-08-16 7:30 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over Nepal's new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation severely short of fuel, medicine and other supplies.
- Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17 Updated: Feb-08-16 1:32 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
- Algeria's parliament OKs new constitution with term limits Updated: Feb-07-16 8:55 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new constitution aimed at reforming the country by limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by its Berber minority as official.
- Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 pm
BOSTON - Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.
- Kenya: Supreme court judge to be investigated over bribery Updated: Feb-05-16 1:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The head of Kenya's Judiciary Friday said that an internal probe has found that a Supreme Court judge should be investigated further over allegations that he received a $2 million bribe to influence an election petition.
- Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.
- Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices Updated: Feb-04-16 11:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House rejected a proposal Thursday that would give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
- Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation Updated: Feb-04-16 5:19 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.
- Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics' Updated: Feb-04-16 2:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about limits to federal power - what one supporter touted as the "atomic bomb of politics."
- Turkish parties hold first meeting to draft new constitution Updated: Feb-04-16 4:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish parliamentary commission is meeting in a fresh push to draft a new constitution that would replace the current charter which is a legacy of the 1980 military coup.
- Bills race into New Mexico Legislature, fight long odds Updated: Feb-04-16 12:38 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Lawmakers introduced a flurry of bills as the doors swung shut on new legislation at New Mexico's state capitol on Wednesday.
- Lawmakers hear on resolution to strengthen state's rights Updated: Feb-03-16 8:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Senate committee heard testimony on Wednesday on an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and establish a mechanism for states to overturn certain federal decisions.
- Legislature postpones discussion of 'millionaire tax' Updated: Feb-03-16 3:45 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers have postponed debate about a proposed constitutional amendment calling for what's been dubbed the "millionaire tax."
- Slate of changes to Colorado's amendment process filed Updated: Feb-03-16 2:12 pm
DENVER - There's one thing Democrats and Republicans always seem to agree on in Colorado - that it's too easy for citizens to change the state constitution.
- Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The following is the text of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's 2016 State of the State speech prepared for delivery Tuesday night:
- Short-term lender gives $1.7M for SD interest rate amendment Updated: Feb-02-16 7:24 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Georgia company that provides short-term loans has contributed about $1.7 million to a South Dakota group pursuing a ballot measure that opponents say is an industry-backed attempt to insert a loophole allowing unlimited interest rates into the state constitution.
- Arkansas attorney general again rejects marijuana amendment Updated: Feb-02-16 7:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.
- Bail bond reform amendment clears New Mexico Senate Updated: Feb-02-16 5:47 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at reforming New Mexico's bail bond system cleared the state Senate on a 29-9 vote Tuesday.
- SC House backs picking Lt Gov for ticket after nomination Updated: Feb-02-16 1:45 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House has passed a bill that would have candidates for governor pick their running mates after they are nominated by their party.
- Amnesty calls on Republic of Congo to free opposition figure Updated: Feb-01-16 4:46 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Amnesty International has called on Republic of Congo authorities to unconditionally release an opposition leader detained for more than two months.
- Idaho panel moves veto trump bill forward Updated: Feb-01-16 12:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker wants to amend the state's constitution to allow the Legislature to override a governor's veto almost immediately.
- Medical marijuana will be on Florida ballot in November Updated: Jan-27-16 8:20 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical use of marijuana will be back on the ballot in November and organizers said Wednesday that growing public support and a larger voter turnout in a presidential election year should help pass the measure that narrowly failed in 2014.