Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:35:43 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children,...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:06:15 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
A federal judge was asked on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by several Montgomery area voters, who say their vote was invalidated when Roy Moore was removed as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
Deputy Attorney General Charles Campbell argued at a hearing in federal court that the lawsuit should be dismissed partly because Moore's case is still active in state courts. Campbell also argued that the state Court of Judiciary has been disciplining judges in Alabama for 30 years and did not violate the rights of voters when it ousted Moore.
The Court of the Judiciary voted unanimously to remove Moore from office because he refused U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson's order that he move a 5300 poud Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. The granite monument was moved on order from the Supreme Court's eight associate justices after Moore refused to do it. Attorney for the voters, Brian Chavez-Ochoa, says Moore's case is separate from the lawsuit filed by his clients. He told U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller that Moore's appeal of his removal from office should not be tied to the voters' lawsuit.
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