Protesters stare at a line of police officers and National Guard soldiers during a protest to demand justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ferguson police racially biased: Justice Department

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri, police department routinely engages in racially biased practices.   Full Article 

Alabama high court orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses 03 Mar 2015

- The Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges on Tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in apparent defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court, underscoring the depth of opposition to gay matrimony in the socially conservative state.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, at the Capitol in Washington, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

House passes security funding bill

WASHINGTON - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the domestic security agency ended, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent into disorder.  Full Article 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves prior to his address to a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Netanyahu speech draws rebuke from Obama

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that paved the way to a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing the depth of a U.S.-Israeli rift.  Full Article | Video 

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Snowden in talks on returning home

MOSCOW - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.  Full Article | Video 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrives to address delegates at the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Emanuel has gift for being unlikeable

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just may be one of the most unlikeable personalities in the history of Chicago politics, and his setback in the mayoral election may have less to do with ideology than likeability.  Commentary 

Indonesia moves Australians to island for execution

Indonesia transfers two Australian convicts to an island for execution, a move criticised by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Yiming Woo reports.