The law originally was designed to stop the Jim Crow-era lynching of black men. But in recent years, South Carolina's lynching law mainly had targeted African-American gang members.
01/12/2010 05:04 pm
The middle gives the Republican Party the best hope of curbing Democratic excess.
01/11/2010 11:28 am
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is backing Illinois in a lawsuit over how to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Officials in Michigan, who brought the lawsuit, claim that Obama is favoring his home state.
01/06/2010 07:48 pm
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Minnesota and Ohio joined Michigan in its lawsuit to close an Illinois canal connecting a tributary of the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. The states say the invasion of Asian carp through the canal could destroy the Great Lakes ecosystem.
12/29/2009 07:44 pm
Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to bomb a Northwest flight on Christmas day, claims ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen, pressuring the Obama administration's plans to shut down the Guantanamo prison facility. Nearly half of its detainees are from Yemen.
12/29/2009 08:03 am
Cold temperatures have boosted demand for home heating oil. Higher oil prices pose another challenge for the American consumer.
12/24/2009 03:21 pm
Environmentalists and neighboring states say Illinois mishandled the Asian carp invasion, which threatens a water system’s natural food chain. A multi-agency task force that includes the US Army Corps of Engineers is looking at ways to protect the Great Lakes.
12/23/2009 01:51 pm
Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced Tuesday he is switching parties. That could put pressure on other conservative Democrats, especially in the Deep South, to jump ship.
12/22/2009 05:05 pm
Michigan's attorney general takes aim at Illinois canal that, many worry, could be Asian carp's entree to the Great Lakes. He petitioned the Supreme Court Monday to intervene quickly.
12/21/2009 05:51 pm