Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for ?empty promises? in dealing with an influx of Central American children and families.
Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away.
Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration.
As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race.
The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week.
San Diego County Deputy Dist. Atty. Enrique Camarena, whose father was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was tortured and murdered in 1985 by a Mexican drug cartel, was appointed Wednesday to the local Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown. Camarena, 40, a Republican, was among four people appointed to open spots on the bench. In all, the governor appointed two prosecutors and two public defenders. Appointed along with Camarena were Matthew Braner, 55, a Democrat and supervisor in the primary public defender’s office; Selena Epley, 46, a Democrat and assistant supervising attorney for the central felony team of the primary public defender’s office; and Daniel Link,...