In February 2014, Clark County was among four counties criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington after the ACLU studied how counties impose and collect court fines and fees on felony defendants. The county has since made substantial changes.
SPOKANE — The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines — a practice that makes the poor poorer and amounts to a "modern-day debtors' prison," the organization said.
WASHINGTON — Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told Congress on Tuesday that the deadly U.S. airstrike on a civilian hospital in Kunduz was a mistake, but he declined to endorse calls for an outside investigation.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 16 deaths.