North Carolina’s elections board on Thursday unanimously ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of last November’s vote. Reuters Continue reading North Carolina elections board orders new U.S. House election
Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” Chicago’s police chief said on Thursday. Reuters Continue reading Actor Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was 'dissatisfied' with salary: police
Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Reuters Continue reading Actor Jussie Smollett arrested, accused of lying to Chicago police
Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said on Wednesday as they sought … Continue reading 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack
Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle … Continue reading Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia … Continue reading Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2: senior official
India’s top military commander in Kashmir on Tuesday told mothers to get their militant sons to surrender or see them dead, as security forces intensified a crackdown in the disputed region after a suicide bomber killed 40 paramilitary police. Reuters Continue reading India warns Kashmir militants to give up arms or get killed
A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump and top members of his administration on Monday to block his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds
Four Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, a police official said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last … Continue reading Gunbattle with militants kills four Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir: police
California will “imminently” challenge President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to obtain funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday. Reuters Continue reading California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is 'imminent'
The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday. Reuters Continue reading Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction
The gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory had just been fired, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday. Reuters Continue reading Illinois factory gunman killed victims after being fired
Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of … Continue reading Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort
A gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain, law enforcement officials said. Reuters Continue reading Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse
One year after the Valentine’s Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for school and gun safety paused on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting. Reuters Continue reading 'Forever haunted' Parkland mourns a year after shooting
The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. Reuters Continue reading EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets UK, U.S.