Federal overhauls of police departments bring mixed results

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by some to use force too fast and too often, reached an agreement with the federal government that gave all officers training on how to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Residents' attitudes toward police improved.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Court: Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer

All-night Democrat talk-a-thon opposes Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator held the Senate floor through the night and was still going Wednesday in an attention-grabbing talk-a-thon highlighting his party's opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.


  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent