Senate Democrats are demonstrating their new ability to thwart Republican filibusters with a vote that would make judges appointed by Democratic presidents a majority on the nation's second most powerful court.More >> Majority Democrats in the Senate won approval Tuesday for one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees, the first of his picks to win confirmation since they weakened the chamber's filibuster rules.More >> Autauga County Sheriff's deputies and Prattville fire rescue have called off the search for a missing person in a possible drowning case.More >> Autauga County sheriff's deputies and Prattville fire rescue temporarily called off the search for a missing fisherman Monday night. The search resumed Tuesday morning.
Mourners are gathering at a stadium near Johannesburg for a massive memorial service honoring Nelson Mandela.More >> U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by...More >> Thailand's prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.More >> Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, while her opponents scorned her declaration and claimed they would appoint their own government in her place.More >> Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's...More >> Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy...More >>