- Children, young adults cannot sue U.S. government over climate change: ruling
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from climate change, in a major setback to efforts to spur the U.S. government to address the issue.
- Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal in Obamacare contraception fight
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took up an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to enforce new federal rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to employees pays for women's birth control.
- U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute
As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, an act that could upend an election.
- Ex-congressman Chris Collins to be sentenced in New York for insider trading
Chris Collins, a former U.S. Congressman from New York who was an early backer of President Donald Trump, is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme.
- U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at 3 airports
The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected 45 more, public health officials said on Friday.
- Despite lack of primary threat, Trump 'going big' in Iowa
President Donald Trump's campaign plans to blanket Iowa with representatives and events ahead of the state's Feb. 3 caucuses, hoping to use the first-in-the-nation primary to show evidence of his strength in rural America, sources tell Reuters.
- Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team
President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
- Trump impeachment: What happens next?
The White House on Friday named members of U.S. President Trump's defense team for his impeachment trial, which will begin in earnest next week.
- Rhode Island Governor aims for 100% renewable power by 2030
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030 to fight climate change.
- The members of Trump's impeachment defense team
Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in earnest on Tuesday.
- Ahead of rally, Virginia Senate acts, gun-control activists report threats
Virginia lawmakers took another step toward enacting tougher gun laws, and gun-control activists reported a growing number of online death threats ahead of Monday's rally by arms enthusiasts that authorities have sought to keep from becoming violent.
- Trump allies draw up plan to limit damage from impeachment trial
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies plan to launch a massive effort to limit damage to his chances of re-election as the Senate trial to determine whether to remove him from office gets under way in earnest next week.
- Trump taps lawyer Dershowitz, others for impeachment trial defense
Former independent counsel Ken Starr and lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial defense team led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, Trump's legal team and a source said on Friday.
- U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassdor Yovanovitch was under threat - Pompeo
The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
- Buttigieg highlights outsider status in effort to surge past Democratic rivals
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is touting his centrist political outsider status in a final push to win over Iowa swing voters, an urgent task as he seeks to pull ahead of rivals in a tight race for the first state nominating contest.
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says U.S. voter suppression is alive and well
The center that honors slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will devote the holiday celebrating his legacy on Monday to voter education and registration, his youngest daughter said in a recent interview.
- Congressional endorsements roll in as Iowa caucus nears
Weeks before the Iowa caucuses, members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes.
- Days before Grammys, academy shakes up leadership over 'allegation of misconduct'
The organizers of the Grammy Awards have placed their president and chief executive, Deborah Dugan, on leave because of an "allegation of misconduct" they said in a statement, noting that the Jan. 26 show would go on as planned with an interim head.
- Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.
- 'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes
Thomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock, who was trying to bag the snake by himself, still recalls feeling its tail across his back.