TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering proposals to curb the power of the courts as they grapple with a recent state Supreme Court ruling on education funding.
The state House and Senate judiciary committees were convening a joint meeting Friday to discuss proposed amendments to the state constitution to block the courts from threatening to close schools in education funding lawsuits. Lawmakers have two versions.
BOSTON (AP) — The nation's first and oldest lighthouse station is marking 300 years of warning mariners as they navigate the tricky waters of Boston Harbor.
A summer celebrating the milestone for Boston Light kicks off this weekend with the National Park Service's ranger-led tours resuming Friday for the season. A big anniversary bash is scheduled for September 14, the date when the original light was lit in 1716.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say dozens of State Department employees have signed an internal document that advocates U.S. military action to pressure Syria's government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks.
The position is at odds with that of the Obama administration, which has provided assistance to Syria's anti-government rebels but limited America's armed intervention there to fighting the Islamic State and al-Qaida.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has ruled against eight white and Hispanic Chicago police officers who claimed they were victims of racial discrimination after being transferred off Mayor Rahm Emanuel's security detail.
After four days of testimony, the jury deliberated about 30 minutes Thursday before deciding not to award the group any damages.
The officers claimed they were demoted to make way for less-experienced African-American officers and...