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In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Activists sue federal agency over voting system guidelines

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The first new federal technology standards for voting equipment in 15 years should be scrapped because language that would have banned the devices from...

Notable sedition, treason cases in American history

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CHICAGO — After Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election, many...

Louisiana school board settles BB gun suspension lawsuits

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NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana school board agreed to pay $165,000 to settle lawsuits by parents of two children suspended last year for holding...

Watchdog: 2 Trump EPA appointees defrauded agency of $130K

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WASHINGTON — Two high-ranking Trump political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency engaged in fraudulent payroll activities — including payments to employees after they...

Judge jails editor over reporter’s use of recorder in court

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina Superior Court judge put a small-town newspaper editor behind bars last month after one of his reporters used...

Press watchdog puts Hungarian PM Orban on ‘predators’ list

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PARIS — Press watchdog Reporters Without Borders has put Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on its list of “predators,” the first time a Western...

Firmly in control, China’s Communist Party marks centenary

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BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding with speeches and grand displays intended to showcase economic progress...

Judge blocks new Indiana law aimed at teachers unions

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INDIANAPOLIS — Part of a new Indiana law requiring teachers to renew requests every year for automatic paycheck deduction of union dues has been...

Critics worry Missouri measure reduces police accountability

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More than half of all U.S. states have enacted police reforms in the 13 months since George Floyd's death, but critics contend a Missouri...