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California Legislature Moves Forward With Assisted Suicide Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Thursday revived a controversial bill that would al...

Mom Gets 18 Years For Poisoning Son Who Had Autism

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) - A wealthy New York socialite was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday after bein...

Rick Santorum 'Sickened' By Duggar Molestation Revelations

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said he was "sickened" by revelations of molestation by the eldest son...

Obama Visits Miami Shrine In Nod To Cuban Americans

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

MIAMI, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama toured a Catholic shrine beloved by Cuban Americans on Thursday, a nod to his pledge to end more th...

Measure That Would Allow Officials To Refuse To Perform Gay Marriages Goes To Governor's Desk

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 (Reuters) - North Carolina lawmakers voted on Thursday to allow government officials to refuse ...

Obama Visits Family Of Steven Sotloff, Journalist Beheaded By Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

MIAMI, May 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met on Thursday with the family of American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded last y...

U.S. Judge Grills Lawyer Defending Obama's Health Care Law Changes

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday blasted the Obama administration's motion to dismiss a law...

Diplomat's Teen Son Seeks Bail For Alleged Murder During Drug Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, May 27 (Reuters) - The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami who faces murder charges fro...

U.S. Anti-Legalization Group Urges More Access To Marijuana Research

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 28 (Reuters) - A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government ...

New Flood Warning For Texas, Where Storms Have Killed At Least 16

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (Reuters) - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large ...

Abercrombie Sales Just Keep Spiraling Downward

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

Womp, womp.

Wife Of Sheriff Convicted Of Domestic Abuse Puts On Play To Tell Her Side

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (Reuters) - The wife of the San Francisco sheriff convicted of domestic abuse in a scandal that rocked the department is set t...

Senators Visit Cuba To Drum Up More Support For Ending U.S. Travel Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, May 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban...

Suge Knight Refuses To Attend Court Hearing On Robbery Charges

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednes...

Obama Administration Will Not Seek Supreme Court Stay On Immigration Block

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will not ask the Supreme Court to review a judge's decision that put on hold President Barack Obama's executive act...

Memphis Bids Musical Farewell To B.B. King

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

By Mike Blake MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 27 (Reuters) - With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues...

U.S. Regulators To Review Pilot Mental Health After Germanwings Crash

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

May 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that a joint government-industry group will review how the agency...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Arkansas Law Banning Abortion At 12 Weeks

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

(Adds details from decision, background) May 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned ...

Poll Finds Support For Water Conservation Efforts Amid California's Historic Drought

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agricult...

State Department Plans To Release Next Batch Of Clinton Emails On June 30

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is proposing to release the second batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's ema...

Movie Gunman Wrote Of 'Obsession To Kill' Since Childhood

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26 (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychi...

Shakira's Copyright Accuser May Have Lied Under Oath, Judge Says

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Latino Voices

By Andrew Chung NEW YORK, May 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy...

West Virginia's 20-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

May 26 (Reuters) - A law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy took effect in West Virginia on Tuesday, making the state one of 12 to prohib...

Unearthed Bones Belong To Swedish Girl Missing For 30 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - Bones found in the Northern California foothills have been identified as belonging to a Swedish exchange student who went missing more tha...

White House: No 'Plan B' If Congress Fails To Act On Patriot Act

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certai...