- Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal Updated: Sep-01-15 10:04 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.
- Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal Updated: Sep-01-15 9:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the idea "plays on our worst fears and resentments."
- Parliamentary coalition in Ukraine shows cracks Updated: Sep-01-15 10:40 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament majority showed cracks on Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was exiting the coalition over a measure to give more powers to Ukrainian regions, including the rebel-held east.
- Immigrants with disputed status sue for GA driver's licenses Updated: Sep-01-15 6:25 am
ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.
- Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.
- Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills Updated: Aug-31-15 1:10 am
TOKYO - Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.
- Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights Updated: Aug-30-15 6:31 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.
- Federal judge says religious monument can stay at school Updated: Aug-28-15 7:07 pm
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at a western Pennsylvania school violates the U.S. Constitution, but did not order that it be removed.
- Portuguese judges block surveillance law to fight terror Updated: Aug-28-15 6:01 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's Constitutional Court has disallowed legislation that would have given intelligence agencies access to private communications metadata.
- ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program Updated: Aug-27-15 8:56 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.
- Oklahoma high court says Ten Commandments must be removed Updated: Aug-27-15 8:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday ordered a County judge to implement a ruling that said a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed.
- NM lawmaker will propose amendment to reform bail system Updated: Aug-27-15 4:33 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico lawmaker called the state's bail system "broken" Thursday as he announced he would introduce a proposed constitutional amendment for reform in the upcoming legislative session that starts in January.
- Judge: Current execution drugs may break Mississippi law Updated: Aug-26-15 8:08 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge said that he blocked executions in Mississippi because the sedatives the state plans to use don't align with what's required by Mississippi law.
- Congo's president signs legislation for elections Updated: Aug-26-15 4:18 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has signed legislation to keep elections on a timeline proposed by an independent commission, a government spokesman said Wednesday, as the new U.S. envoy for the region urged respect for the constitution and electoral calendar.
- Conway backs more severance tax money for coal counties Updated: Aug-26-15 3:17 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Dangling an enticing promise to local officials from Kentucky's coalfields, Democrat Jack Conway said Wednesday his first budget proposal if he's elected governor would include a plan to return a larger share of severance tax money to struggling coal counties.
- India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence Updated: Aug-25-15 9:11 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - India and the United Nations appealed for all parties to seek peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces on Tuesday were patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood attacked police a day earlier, leaving 11 people dead and many injured.
- The Latest: Florida Gov. won't force legislators to return Updated: Aug-21-15 5:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local).
- Cities, counties investigate email links to cheating website Updated: Aug-20-15 9:41 am
ATLANTA - Several Georgia governments are investigating after city, county and state agency email addresses were found in data hackers say they exposed from a website used by people trying to cheat on their spouses, officials said.
- Ohio Chamber opposes pot issue, backs anti-monopoly measure Updated: Aug-19-15 5:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Chamber of Commerce came out against a November ballot issue that seeks to legalize marijuana, with its leaders saying Wednesday that the business organization would contribute $100,000 and other resources to help defeat the proposal.
- Missouri Supreme Court: Felon-in-possession law stands Updated: Aug-18-15 6:47 pm
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning felons from possessing firearms, ruling that it does not violate a constitutional right to bear arms.
- GOP senator proposes tobacco fund raid for teacher pay hikes Updated: Aug-18-15 5:56 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state senator from Woodward is proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the state to raid money from Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust fund to pay for a teacher pay raise.
- Strike against draft of constitution cripples life in Nepal Updated: Aug-17-15 1:19 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - A general strike imposed by smaller political parties protesting a proposed new constitution that would split Nepal into six federal states crippled daily life across the Himalayan nation Monday.
- 248 ex-lawmakers not banned for bid to change Thai charter Updated: Aug-14-15 10:10 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's legislature voted Friday against impeaching 248 members of the previous Parliament, sparing them a ban from politics for trying to amend the constitution.
- Legislative leaders: ND shouldn't tap oil fund principal Updated: Aug-13-15 5:30 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota legislative leaders said Thursday that lawmakers should not tap into the $3.3 billion currently in the state's oil savings account when they have their first chance to access the money in 2017.
- Dayton-area businesses unite against marijuana legalization Updated: Aug-13-15 9:20 am
DAYTON, Ohio - The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a coalition of area businesses and organizations united against the expansion of marijuana use in the region and across Ohio.