Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended his veto of state funding for a program run by a district attorney Perry wanted to resign after she was arrested for and convicted of drunk driving.
A Texas grand jury indicted Perry on two counts — abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant — in relation to the veto.
Perry called Friday’s indictment a “farce” and said he would “fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes” and that he intends “to win.”
- Illegal immigrants living in Britain will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to reduce the UK's appeal as a migrant destination.
- President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday a plan that is considered to be "the strongest action ever taken" in the U.S. to combat climate change.
- Cilla Black, the legendary English singer and TV star, has died at her home in Spain, according to local police. She was 72 years old.