Security fencing around the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other issues.

Legislature's budget plans differ on how to address racial inequality

April 9
Rep. Rena Moran, DFL-St. Paul, spoke on criminal justice inequities on Feb. 1, 2021 at the State Capitol.
Budget proposals vary on approaches to education disparities, police reform.

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

April 9
President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for the federal budget on Friday, asking for an 8.4% increase in agency operating budgets with
President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection.
World
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United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut.
World
14 minutes ago

UK's Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salutes after death

Gun salutes across the U.K., in Commonwealth countries and at sea are marking the death of Britain's Prince Philip on Saturday as military leaders honor the former naval officer and husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Nation
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The Latest: Princes Andrew, Edward visit Queen Elizabeth II

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99:
Business
27 minutes ago

Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes

After a deadly year in New York's nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more accountable for neglect and potentially force them to spend more on patient care.
World
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Too much? BBC gets complaints over Prince Philip coverage

The U.K.'s national broadcaster switched instantly into mourning mode when Prince Philip's death was announced Friday.
World
6:07am

Iran says nuke program testing newest advanced centrifuge

Iran said Saturday it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge, even as the five world powers that remain in a foundering 2015 nuclear deal with Iran attempt to bring the U.S. back into the agreement.
Business
5:25am
A banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.
Business
5:10am

The Latest: Indian states warn of COVID-19 vaccine shortages

Multiple Indian states are warning the federal government of COVID-19 vaccine shortages as another spike in cases threatens to overrun the country and its already-feeble medical infrastructure.
World
4:54am

Apartment of Russian investigative journalist raided

Russian authorities took a prominent investigative journalist in for questioning after searching his apartment, and the news website he works for said the actions were likely connected to a story about one of President Vladimir Putin's closest associates.
World
4:44am

Chadian president seeks 6th term after 30 years in power

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is seeking to extend his three-decade long rule, running for a sixth time in this oil-producing Central African nation that is home to nearly half a million refugees and also plays a prominent role in the fight against Islamic extremism in the Sahel.
World
4:40am

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons.
Nation
3:30am

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

The Supreme Court is telling California that it can't enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.
World
12:34am

Djibouti says longtime president on way to winning 5th term

Djibouti's government says longtime President Ismail Omar Guelleh has overwhelmingly won a fifth term, citing provisional results.
Nation
12:20am

US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them.
Sports
April 9

Thorns down KC 2-1 as fans return to the stands in Oregon

Rocky Rodriquez and Tyler Lussi scored and the Portland Thorns welcomed their fans to Providence Park for the the first time in 545 days with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night.
Politics
April 9

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a broader public corruption inquiry.
Business
April 9

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection.
Politics
April 9

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden's agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism.
Nation
April 9

Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes

Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more "elegant," he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts.
Variety
April 9

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: