Obama researches potential Supreme Court nominees

Feb 20, 2016

Obama researches potential Supreme Court nominees

President Barack Obama will review briefing documents from his staff this weekend on potential Supreme Court nominees, the White House said on Friday, as a tough political fight looms with Senate Republicans over filling the pivotal vacancy. The White House arranged for photographers to ...

Two foreign suspects in Bangkok bombing plead innocent

Feb 16, 2016

Two foreign suspects in Bangkok bombing plead innocent

Two members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority pleaded innocent Tuesday to carrying out the deadly bombing of a Bangkok landmark last year, with the lawyer of one saying his client claims to have been tortured to elicit a confession. The two men — Bilal ...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Feb 14, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. The ...

Feb 9, 2016

Iraqi woman charged with role in U.S. female hostage's death

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker’s death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad ...