Protests paralyze Catalonia as marches head for Barcelona

Europe 10/18/19, 09:01

Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital, Barcelona, were paralyzed Friday by a mix of strikes and marches as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth day of mass protests over the conviction of independence leaders. More than 200 people have been ...

Update: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Europe 10/14/19, 14:27

The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, ...

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

U.S. 08/24/19, 09:08

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court statement on Friday, Aug. 23. “The tumor was treated definitively and there ...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Politics 08/23/19, 18:55

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that ...

Justice Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead

U.S. 06/07/19, 18:33

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that there will be sharp divisions among her colleagues as they finish their term, with decisions in high-profile cases about the census and the drawing of electoral maps expected before the end ...

Census citizenship question could transform state elections

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:04

Computer files discovered in the home of a Republican operative who died last year contain a blueprint for how the GOP could extend its domination of legislatures in states where growing Latino populations favor Democrats and offer compelling context about ...

Update: Alabama inmate executed for killing preacher

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:40

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A man convicted of using a sword and knife to kill a country preacher during a robbery has been executed in Alabama, weeks after he was initially ...

Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:13

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by lethal injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. ...

2020 candidate Kamala Harris targets state abortion bans

Politics 05/28/19, 21:46

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Tuesday, May 28, that if she won the White House, she would require states seeking to restrict abortion laws to first obtain federal approval. The senator from California said she would back legislation requiring states ...

Illinois to expand abortion rights as other states restrict

Health 05/28/19, 17:11

The Illinois House voted to bolster the right to abortion on Tuesday as Democratic-led states respond to restrictions placed by some Republican-led states that conservatives hope will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to review the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ...

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

Europe 05/23/19, 04:04

A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist jailed for 11 murders says Greece's supreme court has ordered lower judges to reconsider his request for a temporary leave from prison, which had earlier been rejected.Dimitris Koufodinas is serving 11 life terms ...

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

Politics 05/21/19, 18:50

Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot-button issue has shot to the ...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

Europe 05/21/19, 10:55

Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization.Dimitris Koufodinas, a hitman for the now defunct November 17 ...

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

Politics 05/20/19, 14:39

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and ...

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