NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data

(Reuters) – A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence... Read more »

U.S. appeals court hands win to Trump in hotel ’emoluments’ case

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday scored a crucial victory in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his... Read more »

Electoral map bias may worsen as U.S. gerrymandering battle shifts to states

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering – the practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries for political gain –... Read more »

Trump fumes as Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, blocking his contentious citizenship question planned for the 2020 census because officials gave... Read more »

Supreme Court set to decide major census, electoral maps cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, approaching the end of its current term, is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump... Read more »

Maryland ‘peace cross’ can stand on public land, U.S. high court rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not constitute government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday... Read more »

Eight tie in U.S. spelling bee, each gets $50,000 cash prize

Shruthika Padhy, 13, of Cherryhill, New Jersey, Erin Howard, 14, of Huntsville, Alabama, Rishik Gandhasri, 13, of San Jose, California, Christopher Serrao, 13, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, Saketh... Read more »

Fifty bright sparks vie for national spelling bee crown

OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) – Fifty young spellers, winnowed down from hundreds of contestants, will battle it out on the last day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on... Read more »

S-T-R-E-S-S: National Spelling Bee takes step to ease pressure

OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) – A line of youngsters fidgets on stage, waiting for a turn to spell a multisyllabic tongue-twister of a word and hoping to advance to... Read more »

Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

(Reuters) – A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal fell to the... Read more »