Supreme Court Limits Human Rights Suits Against Corporations

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in favor of two American corporations accused of complicity in child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms. The decision was the latest in a series of rulings imposing strict limits on lawsuits brought in

Biden to Sign Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

President Biden is scheduled on Thursday to sign legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday, the day after the House voted overwhelmingly to enshrine June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The Senate rushed

What’s Going On With Illegal Fireworks in California?

Good morning. It was after 9 p.m. on Sunday when I heard two big booms within five minutes. In this part of West Los Angeles, the sounds aren’t so familiar — and two in quick succession had me wondering: fireworks or gunshots?

As Wars Wind Down, Congress Revisits Presidential Powers

Many Republicans — and some Democrats — are likely to resist. “We want to keep the 2001 one,” said Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the 2001 authorization is maintained, Mr. Inhofe