A federal judge on Thursday ordered the nation’s top immigration official to answer questions under oath in a contentious U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws.
By BRANDI BUCHMAN
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster resigned Thursday and will be replaced by former United Nations ambassador John Bolton.
By MATTHEW RENDA
California utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday promised to turn off electricity in wildfire-prone areas when wind and other factors could abet the rapid spread of a blaze.
Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House.
Republicans’ confidence in the state of the national economy has surged since the election of President Donald Trump, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.
By BRANDI BUCHMAN
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday gave its endorsement to three U.S. attorney nominees.
A 6-inch mummified humanoid skeleton found in Chile in 2003 with a bone age of 6 to 8 years at time of death has provoked speculation as to its origin. After whole genome sequencing of the skeleton, researchers offer insights into its ancestry and unusual physical characteristics.
By MARTIN MACIAS JR.
A team of biologists and entomologists are buzzing with excitement after discovering the enzymes that determine how sensitive honeybees and bumblebees are to a certain pesticide, opening the potential to create pest-control substances that aren’t deadly to bees.
By MARIA DINZEO
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that colleges owe their students safety and protection from foreseeable violence in the classroom, reversing an appeals court’s finding that UCLA did not have a duty to protect a student who was attacked with a knife by a classmate in a chemistry lab.
By ADAM KLASFELD
Nearly a year after his Fox News firing, Bill O’Reilly was hit Thursday with federal defamation claims from a former anchor he reportedly paid $1 million in hush money.
By AMANDA OTTAWAY
Targeting one culprit in the panoply of noxious street odors, a Queens Democrat asked the New York City Council on Thursday to ban smoking while walking.
By BRAD KUTNER
North Carolina asked the Fourth Circuit on Thursday to dismiss a lower court ruling that said the state pirated stock footage a Virginia company had shot of the 18th Century pirate ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
By AMANDA PAMPURO
A man convicted of asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay his debts entertained an incredulous 10th Circuit panel Thursday.
By MARIA DINZEO
Positioning himself as the most economically savvy of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates, State Treasurer John Chiang said he isn’t afraid to take tough and unpopular stances to bring California back on sound fiscal footing, even if that means raising taxes.
By BARBARA LEONARD
Emphatic that provisional legislative proposals are public records too, the European General Court chided EU Parliament on Thursday for denying full access to meetings of what is known as a “trilogue.”
By WILLIAM DOTINGA
The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday endorsed a move by German authorities to place children of members of the Twelve Tribes religious commune in foster care after news outlets reported the parents punish their children by caning.
By AMANDA OTTAWAY
Recounting nearly a dozen cases of tragedy on New York City’s subway tracks, one woman who had a close call brought a federal class action Wednesday demanding safety reforms.
By HELEN CHRISTOPHI
A federal judge on Thursday indicated he would keep alive a five-year-old proposed class action accusing a hospital system with ties to the Catholic Church of exploiting a religious exemption in federal law to underfund its employees’ pensions by $1.5 billion.
By MATT REYNOLDS
The estate of a police officer killed by a drunk driver in a wrong-way crash sued two Iowa cities, claiming they were negligent in designing a “confusing” interstate interchange that routes cars to the left of oncoming traffic.
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Six state court judges from Franklin and Benton counties in Washington state sued to force the Franklin County court clerk to keep paper files of cases, despite switching to a paperless system late last year.
Texas asked the Trump administration Thursday to reinstate Medicaid funding for low-income women’s health programs in the state, five years after refusing the money to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates.
A former staffer for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan sued his campaign committee and the state’s Democratic Party, claiming she was forced out of her job after reporting sexual harassment by a supervisor.
An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers Thursday that a $500,000 bond for trespassing at the school is excessive and that the brother should be released from jail.
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing – who was cleared of murder charges after two mistrials in the death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop – will receive $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from his former employer.
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A former Lake County teacher convicted of attempting to entice an 11-year-old to engage in sex and asking her father to take part in a kidnap plot, asked the 11th Circuit to vacate his 30-year sentence Thursday arguing that kidnapping is not necessarily a crime of violence.
A wealthy pharmaceuticals tycoon testified in a wrongful death civil trialThursday where his brother is accused of killing the tycoon’s girlfriend and hanging her body naked and bound off a Coronado, California mansion balcony.
The Trump administration’s dismantling of new rules for organic livestock could lead to more regulatory rollbacks and undermine confidence in the organic label, four public interest groups claim in a new lawsuit.
A federal magistrate has denied neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s motion to dismiss a harassment case brought against him by a Jewish woman over a hate-filled troll storm he unleashed on her last year.
Over a week after Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory in Pennsylvania’s highly anticipated special election, the Republican candidate ended his party’s push for a recount Wednesday night.
The Seventh Circuit found an Indiana high school’s Christmas Spectacular concert constitutional after the school added Hanukkah and Kwanzaa songs and replaced its live nativity with mannequins.
The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.
A clash between the authority of a sovereign Indian nation and non-native officials is shaping up in Florida, where tribal police entered a hospital in Miami to seize a newborn from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father.
President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand it over.
The Chinese government vowed Thursday to take “all necessary measures” to defend the country’s interests if President Donald Trump targets it for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.
The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on a French chemical weapons expert accused of making and using such munitions for the Islamic State group in Syria.
Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional summit.
A Romanian court has ruled that a man who died last year should get his driver’s license back after it overturned a ban.