US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

US judge declines to jail two men accused of impersonating federal agents

WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – A US judge on Tuesday declined to jail two men accused of impersonating federal agents and supplying Secret Service personnel with gifts, dealing a blow to prosecutors who had argued that the defendants pose a danger and should be detained. Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 35, were arrested last … Read more

Alabama passes bill making some transgender healthcare a felony

April 7 (Reuters) – Alabama lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalize gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth, with a threat of 10 years in prison for medical providers. The legislation, passed 66-28 by the state’s House of Representatives on the last day of the legislative session, is the latest in a flurry of … Read more

Two more Senate Republicans announce support for Supreme Court pick Jackson

WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) – US Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Monday picked up the support of two more Republican senators, all but cementing her confirmation this week as the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney announced that they will vote for Jackson, … Read more

Donald Trump sues Hillary Clinton, others about Russian collusion allegations

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Thursday sued Hillary Clinton and several other Democrats, alleging they tried to rig the 2016 US presidential election by tying his campaign to Russia. “Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a … Read more

Biden picks Ketanji Brown Jackson as historic US Supreme Court nominee

Jackson, 51, could serve in lifetime post for decades Biden urges the Senate work to confirm Jackson quickly WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Friday nominated federal appellate judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, saying it was time for America’s top … Read more

Trump took classified material from White House to Florida, National Archives says

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump took classified information to his Florida home after leaving the White House, the US National Archives and Records Administration said in a letter to Congress on Friday about the 15 boxes of documents it recently recovered. The Archives said it had informed the Department of Justice, … Read more