With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

The country’s constitution does not spell out how to replace the PM. Meanwhile, protests rage in Baghdad.

  • Dec 1, 2019
With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’
Impeachment trial presents campaign challenge for 6 senators

Impeachment trial presents campaign challenge for 6 senators

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the rest would be pulled off the trail just before ballots are cast in 3 early states.

  • Dec 1, 2019
Impeachment trial presents campaign challenge for 6 senators
A tiny Montana town’s toxic-waste battle reaches high court

A tiny Montana town’s toxic-waste battle reaches high court

The plaintiffs say federal law does not override Montana’s constitutionally guaranteed right to a “clean and healthful environment.”

  • Dec 1, 2019
A tiny Montana town’s toxic-waste battle reaches high court
Judge keeps California law on utilities paying fire damages

Judge keeps California law on utilities paying fire damages

Preserves a long-standing principle known as “inverse condemnation.”

  • Nov 28, 2019
Judge keeps California law on utilities paying fire damages
William Ruckelshaus, who started EPA and defied Nixon, dies

William Ruckelshaus, who started EPA and defied Nixon, dies

He also served as the first head of the Puget Sound Partnership, a state environmental agency.

  • Nov 27, 2019
William Ruckelshaus, who started EPA and defied Nixon, dies
FAA, not Boeing, will handle approvals for new 737 Max jets

FAA, not Boeing, will handle approvals for new 737 Max jets

The agency said it will retain all authority to issue safety certificates for newly manufactured planes.

FAA, not Boeing, will handle approvals for new 737 Max jets

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

The scientist has not been seen publicly since January and his work has not been published.

  • Nov 27, 2019
Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

The act of clemency benefited Butter, as well as Bread, from being served up on a Thanksgiving table.

  • Nov 27, 2019
Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event
One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US

One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US

And the storm system could mean disappointment for fans of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

  • Nov 26, 2019
One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US
Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians

Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians

It will create a multi-jurisdictional team to develop protocols to apply to new and unsolved cases.

  • Nov 26, 2019
Trump order creates task force on missing American Indians
House Judiciary Committee sets Dec. 4 impeachment hearing

House Judiciary Committee sets Dec. 4 impeachment hearing

Trump and his lawyers are invited to attend the hearing and make a request to question witnesses.

  • Nov 26, 2019
House Judiciary Committee sets Dec. 4 impeachment hearing
Federal judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena

Federal judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena

The decision could lead House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials.

  • Nov 26, 2019
Federal judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena
As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

On some campuses, the number of students seeking treatment has nearly doubled over the last 5 years.

  • Nov 25, 2019
As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help
Family of slain Utah woman says school didn’t protect her

Family of slain Utah woman says school didn’t protect her

Lauren McCluskey, of Pullman, was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2018 after she dumped him.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Family of slain Utah woman says school didn’t protect her
Esper says Trump ordered him to stop SEAL review board

Esper says Trump ordered him to stop SEAL review board

“I can control what I can control,” the Defense Secretary told reporters.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Esper says Trump ordered him to stop SEAL review board
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties sweep establishment aside

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties sweep establishment aside

Voters took to the polls in large numbers, and sent the pro-Beijing establishment a message.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties sweep establishment aside
Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

Mark Esper said he lost confidence in Richard Spencer, alleging Spencer want behind his back.

  • Nov 24, 2019
Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy
Emails show after-the-fact effort to justify Ukraine decision

Emails show after-the-fact effort to justify Ukraine decision

White House lawyers reportedly are concerned that the review has turned up some unflattering exchanges.

  • Nov 24, 2019
Emails show after-the-fact effort to justify Ukraine decision
Billionaire Bloomberg joins Democratic presidential race

Billionaire Bloomberg joins Democratic presidential race

The New York plutocrat will spend “whatever it takes” to snag the nomination and defeat Trump, an aide says.

  • Nov 24, 2019
Billionaire Bloomberg joins Democratic presidential race

With boss running for president, Bloomberg News sets rules

They won’t do investigative reporting on him or any other Democratic candidates, but they will publish such work by other news organizations.