Georgia prosecutors renew challenge of a law they say undermines their authority

Three district attorneys in Georgia have renewed their challenge of a commission created to discipline and remove state prosecutors, arguing it violates the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. Their lawsuits filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta challenge Georgia’s Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission, a body Republican lawmakers revived this year after originally creating it … Read more

Trump has an edge over Biden on economy, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. voters view Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as better for the economy than President Joe Biden , as the incumbent’s approval rating ticked lower in April from the previous month, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Some 41% of respondents in the three-day poll, which closed on Sunday, … Read more

Supreme Court won’t hear election denier Mike Lindell’s challenge over FBI seizure of cellphone

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by MyPillow founder and election denier Mike Lindell to consider his challenge to the legality of the FBI’s seizure of his cellphone at a restaurant drive-through. The high court, without comment Monday, declined to reconsider three lower court rulings that went against … Read more

Second US House Republican calls for Speaker Johnson to leave top job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. Republican lawmakers are now pushing to oust House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson, who said on Tuesday he would not resign. THE TAKE Johnson, who took over as the narrowly divided chamber’s speaker last year after fellow Republicans ousted his predecessor, Kevin McCarthy, faces pressure from far-right conservatives, particularly those … Read more

The US ambassador to Japan says boosting arms industry ties is key to a stronger security alliance

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Japan urged Tokyo on Tuesday to take a greater role in developing, producing and supplying weapons “to enhance our collective security” amid conflict in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel visited a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ F-35 fighter jet factory and stressed the importance of stronger defense industry … Read more