Nov 01, 2010 21:38 EDT
Appeals court considers parts of Arizona's immigration law, hints that one part won't stand. Arizona's immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state's governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day before the election in which she's seeking her first full term.
Nov 01, 2010 21:11 EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. judges considering whether to let Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants take effect asked attorneys tough questions on Monday about the constitutionality of the law and whether federal authority prevents the state from taking action.
Nov 01, 2010 11:02 EDT
Calif. mortgage firm that pushed "teaser rate" loans pays $1.15M to settle Ariz. lawsuit. A mortgage company that advertised home loans with low initial "teaser rates" without disclosing their risks will pay $1.15 million to Arizona to settle a lawsuit.
Oct 31, 2010 08:25 EDT
A state-by-state look at the top races in Tuesday's election. A look of the key races in the 50 states:
Oct 30, 2010 12:00 EDT
Appeals court to consider states' role in immigration enforcement in appeal by Ariz. governor. Arizona's controversial new immigration law will get its day before an appeals court Monday, with the central issue being just what role state and local authorities can play in confronting those who cross the border illegally.
Oct 28, 2010 16:55 EDT
Report: Officers who arrested AZ's Brewer in 1988 after car crash believed she was intoxicated. An Arizona police report says Gov. Jan Brewer was involved in a 1988 car crash when she was a state senator, and officers at the scene believed she was intoxicated.
Oct 27, 2010 16:58 EDT
Retired Justice O'Connor regrets use of her voice in Nevada robo calls on ballot measure. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is apologizing for the 50,000 recorded telephone calls made to Nevada voters in which she supports a ballot measure to change the way state judges are selected.
Oct 27, 2010 05:48 EDT
Jeffrey Landrigan was pronounced dead in the state prison in Florence at 10:26 pm Tuesday (0426 GMT Wednesday), KVOA News 4 in Tucson, Arizona reported. A KVOA reporter witnessed the execution.
Oct 27, 2010 00:47 EDT
In a 5-4 ruling, the high court said a lower court wrongfully blocked the execution of a death row inmate after officials refused to reveal where they got the necessary drugs and as questions remained about their safety.
Oct 26, 2010 20:52 EDT
Federal appeals court strikes down major part of Arizona's Voter ID law. A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a key part of Arizona's law requiring voters to prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting ballots.
Oct 26, 2010 20:42 EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Arizona requirement that residents prove U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote but upheld a mandate that they present identification before casting their ballots.
Oct 26, 2010 19:55 EDT
An federal appeals court earlier upheld a decision by a federal judge to block the execution of a death-row inmate after officials refused to reveal where they got the necessary drugs.
Oct 26, 2010 07:38 EDT
Arizona's McCain: Too early to throw support to former running mate Sarah Palin for 2012 race. Sen. John McCain is calling Sarah Palin an "outstanding candidate" for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, but says it's too early to endorse her.
Oct 26, 2010 07:27 EDT
McCain noncommital on GOP Senate prospects, says California and Washington state could decide. Sen. John McCain says he's hesitant to predict whether Republicans can retake the Senate, although he thinks it could come down to races in California and Washington state.
Oct 23, 2010 21:23 EDT
In Okla. governor's race, who's a mother and who's not stirs questions about gender, politics. In her quest to become Oklahoma's first female governor, Democrat Jari Askins has amassed an assortment of professional qualifications: she's been a judge, a legislator, the head of a state agency, and a corporate attorney.
Oct 20, 2010 03:01 EDT
Strength even in Kennedy Country highlights GOP election push in liberal House bastions. In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
Oct 19, 2010 21:27 EDT
State legislators join to prepare legislation to deny citizenship to illegal immigrants's kids. The state senator in Arizona who wrote the nation's toughest law against illegal immigrants said Tuesday he's collecting support across the country from legislators to challenge automatic U.S. citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.
Oct 19, 2010 07:29 EDT
McCain says tea party taps responsive chord in an electorate angry over spending, job losses. Sen. John McCain says he shares Sarah Palin's opinion that Republican congressional candidates could suffer at the polls if they stray from the tea party's anti-spending, anti-tax message.
Oct 19, 2010 00:40 EDT
Teachers file suit over Arizona law aimed at eliminating ethnic studies program. Teachers opposed to a new Arizona law that targets a school district's ethnic studies program are suing to overturn the measure.
Oct 14, 2010 15:47 EDT
Soaring Hoover Dam bypass bridge linking Nevada, Arizona finally complete after 8 years work. A soaring bypass bridge high above the Colorado River near Hoover Dam is set to open after nearly eight years and $240 million worth of work.