For deposed dictators, the old promise of a comfortable exile spent in a foreign capital or some tropical country is no longer a likely end.
Instead, many face the threat of prosecution for perpetrating violence against their own people.
Not everyone is convinced that's an entirely good thing. The prospect of an international trial, some argue, can convince a tyrant he should hold on to power longer, leading to more violence in forcing his ouster.
Even though taxes aren’t actually due until Monday, a couple hundred Tea Party activists descended on the state capitol Friday to mark the traditional tax filing day with a renewed call for limited government.
Sweet and powerful, honey has been used since the time of ancient Egypt to treat everything from diarrhea to open sores, yet it fell out of favor in the last century as antibiotics became all the rage in medicine.
In the last hours of its session, the Georgia Legislature passed an Arizona-like bill that targets undocumented immigrants. HB 87 would require police to check the immigration status of "criminal" suspects and would require businesses to use a federal database called E-Verify to check a prospective's employee's status.
Despite the ongoing economic recession squeezing business in the U. S., the craft beer industry is thriving. And that’s turning out to be a good-news-bad news situation for several craft breweries in Colorado.
Arizona continues to lead where so far few other states appear willing to follow.
The state's House of Representatives passed by a wide margin a birther bill Thursday requiring presidential candidates to provide proof they were born in the U.S., becoming the first state to do so. The bill now awaits Gov. Jan Brewer's signature.
It's unclear whether she will sign it, veto it or just let it sit on her desk, in which case it would become law after five days.
The House on Friday approved a sweeping blueprint aimed at cutting the deficit by hitting at the heart of entitlement programs, calling for dramatically revamping Medicaid and Medicare to pare trillions of dollars over the next decade.
The GOP's non-binding budget framework for the next fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, won by 235-193, with only four Republicans voting against the measure and no Democrats voting for it. The plan would purportedly cut nearly $6 trillion in spending over 10 years, close tax loopholes and reduce tax rates for corporations and the wealthy.