Photo of Bayard Rustin, leader of the March on Washington in 1963

California Pardons Gay Civil Rights Leader in New Initiative

SACRAMENTO — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned Rustin ...
Sketch from Manafort trial

Manafort Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate With Mueller

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. T...

10 Things to Know About Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio served 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona (the county includes Phoenix). His controversial views of crime and punishment made him one of the most well-known local law enforcement agents in the nation. And, he often lapped up the media...