- US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law Updated: May-24-16 1:36 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court is set to take a second look at a strict Texas voter ID law that was found to be unconstitutional last year.
- Panel recommends 3 for Pinal County Superior Court opening Updated: May-23-16 12:20 pm
PHOENIX - A state commission has recommended three sitting judges for appointment to a Pinal County Superior Court vacancy.
- Trump takes 8 of 13 delegates at GOP Vermont convention Updated: May-22-16 12:35 pm
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont - Eight of 13 Vermont delegates elected during the Vermont Republican Convention to go to the national convention this summer are supporters of presumptive presidential GOP nominee Donald Trump.
- Iowa historian makes independent bid for US Senate Updated: May-22-16 10:05 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa historian who crisscrosses the state on a bus converted into a museum is pursuing an independent bid for U.S. Senate, arguing his nonpartisan approach offers a needed alternative to longtime Sen. Chuck Grassley.
- Appointment rescinded following Facebook slur Updated: May-21-16 3:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky man's appointment to a new state Boxing and Wrestling Commission has been rescinded after a Facebook slur was aimed at Kentucky's chief justice.
- Helena-West Helena federal building formally named for judge Updated: May-21-16 2:21 pm
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Arkansas - The federal building in Helena-West Helena is now formally named after the first Jewish federal judge.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: May-21-16 11:54 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Sanders seeks out Democrats in heavily Hispanic New Mexico Updated: May-21-16 12:27 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Sen. Bernie Sanders made a fiery appeal Friday to Democratic voters in New Mexico to help boost his campaign's momentum going into the final round of state primaries, acknowledging he will need to win "almost all" of the remaining contests to get the nomination.
- Civil rights activist, Carter official Patricia Derian dies Updated: May-20-16 10:04 pm
Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has died.
- Argentina president backs Malcorra as candidate for UN chief Updated: May-20-16 4:04 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's president formally nominated Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra on Friday as a candidate for next secretary-general of the United Nations.
- Walker releases names of potential Prosser replacements Updated: May-20-16 2:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - More than half of the applicants vying to replace retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser already owe their jobs to Gov. Scott Walker - and now he could tap one of them for the state's highest court.
- Nashville mayor appoints first transgender city board member Updated: May-20-16 1:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nashville Mayor Megan Barry appointed a transgender woman to the Metro Human Relations Commission - an apparent first for Tennessee.
- Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu Updated: May-20-16 1:37 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Anne Mahoney appointed Windham state's attorney Updated: May-20-16 9:39 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Veteran Connecticut prosecutor Anne Mahoney has been appointed the top law enforcement official in Windham County.
- Brazil's Temer promises to bring women to his cabinet Updated: May-19-16 7:04 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Acting President Michel Temer promised on Thursday that he will at some point have women in his currently all white-male Cabinet.
- Brazil president vows to fight ouster, but options limited Updated: May-19-16 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Hours after lawmakers voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff last week, Brazil's first female president blasted her enemies for making her "the victim of a great injustice" and promised a bruising fight to hold onto her mandate.
- Clinton grapples with Trump's ability to stay in spotlight Updated: May-19-16 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump kept himself planted firmly in the political spotlight this week with one headline-grabbing move after another - launching a social media defense of his treatment of women, listing possible Supreme Court nominees, rapidly declaring an Egyptian plane crash an act of terrorism.
- Utah US Attorney John Huber appointed to federal committee Updated: May-19-16 2:02 am
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber has been appointed to serve on a federal Department of Justice advisory committee.
- Acting US attorney in northern Ohio nominated to keep job Updated: May-19-16 12:57 am
CLEVELAND - The acting U.S. attorney for northern Ohio has been nominated to keep that job as the region's top federal prosecutor.
- Colorado's Allison Eid on Donald Trump's Supreme Court list Updated: May-18-16 7:52 pm
DENVER - Allison Eid, a Colorado Supreme Court justice, is on Donald Trump's list of possible successors to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
- Higginbotham won't seek re-election to appeals court Updated: May-18-16 7:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Judge Paul Higginbotham, the first African-American to serve as a Wisconsin appellate court judge, says he won't seek re-election to the Madison-based 4th District Court of Appeals.
- Judge asked to appoint monitor in immigrant detention accord Updated: May-18-16 7:23 pm
HOUSTON - Immigrant rights lawyers have asked a federal judge to appoint a special monitor to oversee a longstanding legal agreement on the detention of children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, an accord at the center of lawsuit set to be debated next month in a California appeals court.
- Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Stras makes Trump's list Updated: May-18-16 6:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's list of potential nominees to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia includes Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras, a former law clerk for conservative Justice Clarence Thomas.
- Trump includes Wisconsin's Sykes on Supreme Court list Updated: May-18-16 4:57 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has included Wisconsin's Diane Sykes on his list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
- Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill expanding Arizona Supreme Court Updated: May-18-16 2:42 pm
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation adding two justices to the Arizona Supreme Court, despite opposition to the proposal from the high court's top judge and concerns from critics that the move allows him to "pack" the court.