- Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid Updated: Jul-30-15 3:00 pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday.
- Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 Updated: Jul-29-15 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.
- Texas jail death focuses new attention on inmate suicides Updated: Jul-24-15 2:40 pm
DALLAS - When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides.
- Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.
- Durant residents excited for President Obama's visit Updated: Jul-14-15 6:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - In a Republican-controlled state where President Barack Obama failed to win a single one of the state's 77 counties in 2008 or 2012, Oklahoma residents still are rolling out the red carpet for the president's two-day visit to the Sooner State.
- Obama commutes sentences of 2 Louisiana men Updated: Jul-13-15 4:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Two Louisiana men were among 46 inmates nationwide whose prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses were commuted by President Barack Obama.
- New rule aims to diversify neighborhoods Updated: Jul-08-15 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Housing and Urban Development is tightening enforcement of fair housing laws by requiring cities to identify persistent patterns of racial bias in their communities and work to eliminate them, Housing Secretary Julian Castro said Wednesday.