Senate confirms nominees to federal bench in Ohio, more court votes on deck
The Senate confirmed Bridget Meehan Brennan and Charles Esque Fleming to vacancies at the Northern District of Ohio on Tuesday, bringing yet more mettle to President Joe Biden's massive slate of federal judicial nominees.
Case trajectory to high court is bypassing normal circuit at historic levels
The high court’s justices have been reluctant to address the partisan winds beating on their backs, but the evidence of the strain caused by these influences is beginning to show as the court turns an extraordinary measure into a more common occurrence.
Federal prison lockdown triggered by inmate deaths expected to be short-lived
Federal inmates are being confined to their cells Tuesday and visitations have been suspended after administrators imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the deaths Monday of two prisoners after a brawl at a Texas penitentiary.
Dry January drops California snowpack below par as drought trudges ahead
A blockbuster December blanketed California’s mountains and offered hope for a drought-busting winter but after a January abound with bluebird skies, the state’s snowpack has quickly sunk below average.
Texans prepare to vote in first primary elections of 2022
While the 2022 primary season will open this month in Texas, the state’s two-term Republican governor and the liberal firebrand hoping to be his Democratic opponent have been in full general election mode.
GOP congressman sues to block challenge to reelection bid
Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit over a candidacy challenge brought by voters who claim that his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol makes him ineligible to run for reelection.
As Europe lifts pandemic restrictions, WHO urges caution
Denmark on Tuesday declared the coronavirus no longer a major risk and lifted all restrictions, a move that will likely be followed by other European countries as health officials say the omicron wave has peaked.
Argentina and IMF agree to new debt deal amid economic crisis
Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to a new deal that restructures the South American nation’s $44.5 billion debt, avoiding a crisis on a day that it was due to make a $730 million payment to the global lender.