A North Korean court on Monday sentenced two U.S. journalists to 12 years in a labor camp, a move widely seen as a sign the Communist country is looking to escalate its confrontation with the United States. Continue reading
More than 4 months after the election, the Minnesota Senate race between Republican Norm Colman and Democrat Al Franken is still undecided, despite a lengthy recount and trial. Two journalists discuss the race’s details and whether a decision may be forthcoming. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of a convicted rapist who wants access to trial evidence for additional DNA testing. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle details the arguments and what’s at stake. Continue reading
Poet and journalist Cynthia Zarin often writes poems inspired by news articles. In 1989, she came across a story about a handwritten transcript found in a shoebox. It recorded a case in which then-lawyer Abraham Lincoln successfully defended a man on trial for murder. The article inspired her to write “Of Lincoln.” Continue reading
A lawsuit challenging the results of the Minnesota Senate race went to court Tuesday and the state impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began. Amy Walter of the Hotline updates the stories as well as the latest on the naming of a replacement for a New York Senate seat. Continue reading
Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska will stay on the ballot after his conviction Monday on seven felony counts, amid Sen. John McCain’s call for his resignation. Anchorage Daily News reporter Michael Carey assesses the case and how it’s playing out in Alaska. Continue reading
A massive trial underway in Turkey — involving retired military generals, journalists, politicians and a university rector accused of trying to create the conditions for a coup — might have far-reaching political and military implications. Continue reading
NBC’s Tim Russert testified Wednesday he never discussed Valerie Plame with I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, contradicting Libby’s version to a grand jury in the CIA leak investigation. NewsHour reports on the latest in the Libby perjury and obstruction trial.