Law

LAW
04.24.14

Unrest over the day of rest in Jerusalem

For years, the city's secular Jewish population has been fighting the ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public places can be open on the Sabbath.

LAW
04.24.14

Doris Pilkington Garimara dies, wrote of aboriginals' tragedy

Doris belonged to Australia's "stolen generations" -- children of mixed aboriginal and white parents who were snatched from their homes by the government and reared in settlements.

LAW
04.22.14

Former hockey players sue NHL over head injuries

They join other lawsuits against the league. The players are seeking to get paid for injuries they say happened when they played, including from fighting.

LAW
04.22.14

Smartphones? Tablets? Laptops? Some prefer noisy old machines

The Internet is 25 years old, and more people than ever are using computers, smartphones and tablets. But some "digitally resistant" people are sticking with old machines like typewriters.

LAW
04.16.14

Black reporter honored by group that barred him

Harry McAlpin was the first black reporter to attend a presidential press conference. He was not welcomed by many of the journalists at the White House.

LAW
04.15.14

Obama says religious hatred has no place in the U.S.

Three people were killed in an apparent hate crime on Sunday. The shootings happened at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area.

LAW
04.14.14

Chicago neighborhoods vie for Obama library for economic shot in the arm

At least five community groups, universities or developers from around Chicago are preparing bids for the library. Obama's decision will be announced early next year.

LAW
04.07.14

Much ado about what to do with the nation's feral cats

A fierce battle is raging between cat lovers and bird lovers over how to handle the millions of feral cats living on the streets.

LAW
04.02.14

Some say Georgia's gun bill is too lax

Allowing guns in churches, schools and airports, many say, will make Georgia more dangerous. But the bill's supporters say it will actually make Georgia safer.

LAW
03.20.14

Tribe's traditional values a strong medicine against addiction

The wellness court of the Yurok, California's biggest tribe, helps its people beat drug addiction through cultural focus and village-style expectations of responsibility.

LAW
03.20.14

For Malaysia airliner, eerie echoes of a plane's disappearance long ago

It was 77 years ago that Amelia Earhart's plane went missing in the Pacific. And on March 8 a jetliner disappeared. Some worry that the airliner might not be found.

LAW
03.12.14

LA mayor's Spanish woos Mexican media

He speaks a serviceable but far from perfect Spanish, a shortcoming he acknowledges with good humor.

LAW
03.10.14

FBI steps in to help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysian aircraft

With at least three U.S. citizens on board, the FBI says it has reason to assist in the search and is sending its own agents to help.

LAW
03.05.14

Tallest peak or tallest pigsty: Nepal struggles with trash on Everest

With more and more people climbing Mount Everest, the country of Nepal is struggling to get climbers to not leave their trash on the world's tallest mountain.

LAW
03.02.14

Obama announces initiative to help young minority men succeed

The effort resembles others in Obama's second-term agenda, as it seeks participation from businesses and individuals and doesn't depend on the approval of Congress.

LAW
02.28.14

National black history museum being built in Washington

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to open its doors late next year or in early 2015.

LAW
02.27.14

Native Americans want to kill "the black snake"

In South Dakota, tribes are preparing for nonviolent battle aimed at TransCanada, the company that wants to develop the 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline.

LAW
02.26.14

Endangered African elephants get a helping hand from President Obama

Obama has announced plans to protect African elephants and rhinos, by cracking down on the ivory trade.

LAW
02.24.14

Verdict in Dunn case again raises self-defense and race in Florida

The jury couldn't reach a verdict on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a black teenager. It convicted Dunn of several counts of attempted murder.

LAW
02.19.14

Whooping crane shootings thin their numbers, dishearten their rescuers

Wildlife authorities have offered large rewards to track down the killers of the 5-foot-tall endangered birds.

LAW
02.10.14

Bureaucracy won't be lost in space

The commercial space industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Congress is considering how to regulate it.

LAW
02.04.14

PRO/CON: Should Snowden get a freedom medal or jail time?

The former National Security Agency worker leaked documents showing the NSA's extensive spying on American and foreign citizens alike. Two writers give their opinions on the matter.

LAW
02.04.14

Mixed results for states from War on Poverty

The Census Bureau's poverty rate is based solely on income. It has started using a supplemental measure which includes the cost of living and government programs like food stamps.

LAW
01.31.14

After snow snarls Atlanta, state officials dodge blame

Georgia had an 11-page snow and ice plan. But there was nothing in it on when to issue public warnings. The storm struck at midday, stranding thousands at schools, at work and in cars.

LAW
01.29.14

Obama takes on income inequality in State of the Union address

The president vowed to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor in the United States, sidestepping Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary.

LAW
01.29.14

Angry Birds may be ratting on you to the NSA

According to leaked documents, U.S. and British spy agencies are monitoring smartphone apps like Angry Birds to collect personal information. In American slang, ratting means informing.

LAW
01.23.14

U.S. court: Gays can't be excluded from juries just because they're gay

The federal appeals court's decision was unanimous. It expands juror protections, and will be used to challenge other laws that limit gay rights, activists say.