California governor chooses labor leader and Democratic insider to fill Feinstein's Senate seat
When California Gov. Gavin Newsom needed to fill the U.S. Senate seat of his late mentor Dianne Feinstein, he could have turned to a big-city mayor, a member of Congress or a powerful legislator.
Congress didn't include funds for Ukraine in its spending bill. How will that affect the war?
When U.S. lawmakers approved a spending bill Saturday that averted a widely expected government shutdown, the measure didn’t include the $6 billion in military assistance that Ukraine said it urgently needed.
Selma Blair helps White House salute landmark disability legislation
Actor and disability rights advocate Selma Blair has helped President Joe Biden salute the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, displaying a touch of the comedic timing that made her a star in Hollywood hits like “Legally Blonde” and “Cruel Intentions.”.
Prosecutors reveal a reason for Capitol rioter's secretive sentencing: His government cooperation
Federal authorities have revealed a reason for the unusual secrecy surrounding a Pennsylvania man’s guilty plea and prison sentence for attacking police during the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
The Supreme Court opens its new term with a case about prison terms for drug dealers
The Supreme Court has opened its new term with a case about prison terms for drug dealers and rejections of hundreds of appeals, including one from an attorney who pushed a plan to keep former President Donald Trump in power.
California governor names Laphonza Butler, former Kamala Harris adviser, to Feinstein Senate seat
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named Democratic strategist and Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign adviser Laphonza Butler to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Sen. Dianne Feinstein's death.
Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world
Jimmy Carter put off his usual Sunday practice of watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Plains.
Anti-abortion groups are at odds on strategies ahead of Ohio vote. It could be a preview for 2024
Abortion opponents in Ohio are at odds over how to frame their opposition to a reproductive rights amendment on the state’s November ballot and over longer-term goals on how severely they would restrict the procedure.
Mississippi sees spike in child care enrollment after abortion ban and child support policy change
Mississippi's human services director says the state has seen a consistent increase in the number of families accepting public assistance for child care since lawmakers banned abortion in almost all circumstances.
Gen. Milley delivers defense of democracy and swipes at Trump in farewell address
Army Gen. Mark Milley delivered a full-throated defense of democracy and not-so-subtle swipes at former President Donald Trump during a packed ceremony as he closed out his four, often tumultuous years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.