Honeybee health blooms at federal facilities across the country
While judges, lawyers and support staff at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, keep the American justice system buzzing, thousands of humble honeybees on the building’s roof are playing their part in a more important task: feeding the world.
Oath Keepers convicted in Jan. 6 Capitol riot get prison in latest extremist sentencings
Two Florida men who stormed the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers group were sentenced Friday to three years in prison for seditious conspiracy and other charges — the latest in a historic string of sentences in the Jan. 6.
Macron awards top U.S. general France's highest honors
French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley France’s highest medal of honor for his role in coordinating support for Ukraine and for his more than 40-year military career spent in defense of democracy.
Biden orders 20-year ban on oil, gas drilling to protect tribal sites outside New Mexico's Chaco
The Biden administration is withdrawing hundreds of square miles in New Mexico from oil and gas production for the next 20 years on the outskirts of Chaco Culture National Historical Park that tribal communities consider sacred.
Fort Bragg becomes Fort Liberty in Army's most prominent move to erase Confederate names from bases
Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some veterans view as a small but important step in making the U.S. Army more welcoming to Black service members.
In gun law push, Tennessee governor's office memo says NRA prefers to 'round up mentally ill people'
Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Tennessee Gov_ Bill Lee’s administration accused the National Rifle Association of wanting to use involuntary commitment laws “to round up mentally ill people and deprive them of other liberties."
Rescuers at site of Iowa building collapse complete search for survivors, move on to recovery
An Iowa task force has completed its search for survivors at the site of a partially collapsed Davenport apartment building without finding three missing people who are feared dead, authorities said Friday.
Judge delays first criminal trial in Elijah McClain's death over objections of prosecutors
A judge in Colorado has agreed to delay the first criminal trial in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was stopped by police, forcibly restrained and injected with a powerful sedative nearly four years ago.
Drought, water overuse prompt Arizona to limit construction in some fast-growing parts of Phoenix
Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that rely on groundwater thanks to years of overuse and a multi-decade drought worsened by climate change.
Rabbi recounts fear and heroism during deadliest antisemitic attack in US history
A rabbi who survived the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history says he immediately recognized the sound of gunfire coming from elsewhere inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that day and that he tried to get members of his congregation to safety.
New federal proposal aims to stop racial bias in formulas used to value homes
Vice President Kamala Harris says federal agencies are taking new steps to stop racial discrimination in appraising home values by proposing a rule intended to ensure that the automated formulas used to price housing are fair.
US companies, nudged by Black employees, have stepped up donations to HBCUs
Historically Black colleges and universities, which had seen giving from foundations decline in recent decades, have seen an increase in gifts particularly from corporations and corporate foundations over the last several years.
Revised DACA program again debated before Texas judge who previously ruled against it
A federal judge did not make an immediate decision on the fate of a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
LGBTQ+ Pride month kicks off with protests, parades, parties
The start of June marks the beginning of Pride month around the United States and some parts of the world, a season intended to celebrate the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people and to protest against the rollback of hard-won civil rights gains.
Trial opens for 3 charged with aiding Chinese campaign to pressure expats into returning home
An American sleuth and two Chinese men are facing jurors in the first trial to come out of U.S. claims that China’s government has tried to harass, intimidate and arm-twist dissidents and others abroad into returning home.