A Houston man is accused of threatening to burn U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and
his father unless the senator paid him $3 million, according to the Harris
County District Attorney's Office.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he thinks the ruling will not
invalidate a similar law in his state that aimed, like the measure in Arizona,
to exclude people who are in the country illegally from participating in U.S.
After Cuba eased its travel regulations in January, dissidents
have been traveling abroad and returning to the island
well-rested, with more energy and ambitions, more supporters and contacts abroad
and access to more cash.
Russia and its G8 partners have forged a joint declaration on the civil war in Syria. A transitional government with executive powers should be agreed as quickly as possible, sources at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland say.
The Supreme Court reached out Monday to take up a politically volatile housing discrimination issue that the Obama administration had gone to great lengths to keep away from the court.
Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arizona's voter registration law Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz submitted a voter ID amendment to the immigration bill.
Russian President Vladimir
Putin and US President Barack Obama made little headway Monday in
solving their differences over the conflict in Syria.
An unusual U.S. Supreme Court coalition ruled 5-4 Monday any alleged fact that
would extend a sentence must be presented to the jury.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday Arizona's requirement of proof of
citizenship before voter registration is pre-empted by federal law.
The crisis in Syria was set
to dominate Monday's session of the two-day G8 summit, with host David Cameron tasked with mediating between Russia and the other world leaders.
U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, who represents the longest stretch of border in the country, last week called on Texas Comptroller Susan
Combs to repeat a study that produced unexpected results the first time it was done.
Britain spied on Group of 20 delegates' emails and phone calls at London summit
meetings, The Guardian reports as Britain hosts a Group of Eight summit Monday.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said President Obama should have intervened sooner in the
Syrian civil war, claiming that the delay escalated the situation.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill "protecting" Christmas, claiming that freedom of religion is not the same thing as freedom from religion.
US President Barack Obama arrived on Monday in Belfast for the G8 summit, accompanied by his wife Michelle and two daughters.