New Israeli documentary looks at bizarre world of Israeli law in West Bank, other parts of future Palestinian state
When Israel 50 years ago occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and other parts of land that Palestinians hope will be their own state, they quickly implemented a series of laws to govern the land. Those laws were expected to be temporary, but decades later they persist, and they've amounted to a bizarre, and sometimes contradictory, system.
A 267-page report released Thursday by a former FBI director revealed that former football coach Joe Paterno and his superiors knew of and may have even covered up evidence of sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky.
In the midst of a budget struggle, the mayor of Scranton, Pa., can't get an agreement with the City Council. So, recently, he decided to cut the wages of the town's employees to the federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, despite the fact they have contracts stating otherwise. This includes firefighters and other public employees.
Park Geun-hye is one of the political elite in South Korea, the daughter of one of the country's former dictators, one who was credited with kicking the country into the modern age. She's making a bid to be the country's first female president -- but she's running into resistance.
U.S. deportations have reached record-breaking levels. Boston College Law Professor Daniel Kanstroom believes the deportations are ineffective and that America's immigration policy needs comprehensive reform to avoid hurting legal U.S. citizens and residents.
Conventional wisdom said votes to extend some of the Bush-era tax cuts and to repeal the healthcare reform bill will fall along party lines, and they still may. But with election just months away, elected officials are plugging numbers into a more detailed equation to figure out how to cast their vote.
President Obama is pushing for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for middle class families. But by drawing the line at households that make more than $250,000 a year, he set the stage for another clash with Republicans who favor an extension of tax cuts for wealthier Americans.
In Egypt, the government is in the midst of a long process to transform itself from a dictatorship to a representative democracy. But the process has been tumultuous, with the latest hurdle being a decision by the new president to call back into session a parliament that the military-backed courts dissolved.
A voter ID bill passed out of the Pennsylvania legislature may keep as many as 750,000 lawful voters away from the polls because they lack the specific IDs required by the new law. The majority of those 750,000 are low-income voters and minorities.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, are spending the majority of their time in a handful of battleground states -- states where the polls say the two are so close that another rally or two could provide enough swing to move a state, and possibly the election, from one candidate to another.