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Judge dismisses lawsuit over citizenship check for voting

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Mississippi of using a discriminatory proof-of-citizenship requirement for some new voters under a law dating back to the ...

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers...

Live updates | Turkey makes demands on Sweden, Finland

ANKARA, Turkey — A senior Turkish official has insisted after talks with Swedish and Finnish officials that Turkey will not agree to the two Nordic countries joining NATO unless specific steps are tak...

Protests in New Delhi halt demolition in Muslim neighborhood

Authorities in New Delhi stopped a demolition drive in a Muslim-dominated neighborhood after hundreds of residents and a number of opposition party workers gathered in protest Monday. ...

Arizona will require voters to prove citizenship, residency

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor on Wednesday signed a bill requiring voters to prove their citizenship to vote in a presidential election, drawing fierce opposition from voting rights adv...

US, world leaders mourn former top diplomat Albright

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to the death of Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state. Albright's family said Wednesday that she had died of cancer at age 84. __ ...

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across Ame...

Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America’s first second gentleman, Doug Emhoff has attended a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, dished up spaghetti and chocolate milk to kids at a YMCA near New Orleans an...

Some states dropping 'dehumanizing' terms for immigrants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother’s residency card as a child: “alien.” In the stark terms of the government, it signaled her mother was...

Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 13 former Trump administration officials violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties, according to a new federal investigation. ...

Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 13 former Trump administration officials violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties, according to a new federal investigation released...

Wu, Pureval mayoral wins mark milestone for Asian Americans

Asian Americans will serve as mayor in Boston and Cincinnati for the first time in both cities’ histories, signaling political progress for a population that has struggled for almost two years with a ...

Frenchman Remy Gils receives Taiwan citizenship after 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French television host, who has lived in Taiwan for 15 years, received his Taiwan ID card on Friday (Oct. 15). The host of Taiwan Public Television’s Taiwanese-...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions...

Poll shows Swiss voters on track to back same-sex marriage

GENEVA (AP) — A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear could...