Chauvin takes plea deal on federal charges over Floyd arrest
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors Wednesday morning, pleading guilty to one count of violating George Floyd's civil rights during his fatal arrest in May 2020.
Supreme Court takes up military discrimination spat
A Texas state trooper who was denied a disability accommodation after his last tour in Iraq will go before the Supreme Court in 2022 to argue that states are not immune from military discrimination claims.
Senate votes to pass $768 billion defense budget
Party lines, and more ambitious reforms, fell to the wayside Wednesday as the Senate adopted the $768 billion defense authorization bill after months of debate over what the massive funding package could include.
New Ninth Circuit judge confirmed in tight vote
President Joe Biden's record-breaking court nomination spree dovetailed Wednesday with an end-of-the-year-push to confirm such appointments as the Senate cleared Oregon state labor board member Jennifer Sung for a seat on the Ninth Circuit.
In Nevada, gerrymandering claims come from all sides
Democrats in Nevada are facing claims of gerrymandering from the left, right and center after redistricting the Legislature and its four Congressional seats.
Texas county to pay $5M to family of Black motorist who died as TV cameras rolled
A Texas county has agreed to pay $5 million to settle wrongful death claims brought by the family of Javier Ambler, a Black motorist who was shot with a stun gun and died during a traffic stop while cameras with reality TV show “Live PD” rolled.
An unusual strike even for France: Judges walk out
France is used to strikes, but on Wednesday it saw something it has never witnessed before: Most of the country's black and red-robed judges staged a walkout and demanded better working conditions.
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte gets fourth term under new government
Nine months after national elections and nearly a year after the Dutch cabinet resigned in scandal, Prime Minister Mark Rutte is set to begin his fourth term as the head of a four-party coalition government.