HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Family and friends of Dorothy Booth waited 16 years — enduring two trials and countless appeals — for the measure of closure that came Wednesday evening when the woman who brutally beat and fatally
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the Internal Revenue Service is facing questions from Congress for the first time since revelations that progressives joined the tea party on a list of groups closely watched for by screeners handling
Hernandez was scheduled to appear at a bail review hearing Thursday afternoon in Fall River court.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — One of the most beautiful and surprising views from New York City is also a battleground over development.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and conservation groups object to the design of a proposed
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists — and now he’s made sure he can give them something to cheer about.
The Republican leader has called a second
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as they celebrate a momentous legal victory, supporters of gay marriage already are anticipating a return trip to the Supreme Court in a few years, sensing that no other option but a broader
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Stonewall in New York in 1969 to the marble walls of the Supreme Court, the push to advance gay rights has moved forward, often glacially but recently at a quickening pace. A look at
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don’t remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live still will have a lot to do with how they’re
Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:
“The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated
Excerpts from the majority and dissenting opinions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 5-4 rulings Wednesday striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and leaving in place a trial court’s ruling
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — About once every three weeks, I watch someone die.
Beginning in 1984 when I arrived in Texas for The Associated Press, I’ve been just a few feet away as one convicted killer after another
“Marriage should not flutter in and out like cellphone service. When it comes to federal programs, even if states are discriminating, the federal government should not.” — Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry after the U.S. Supreme Court
IRAJA, Brazil (AP) — On paper, the Cavalcantes are a Brazilian success story, a solidly middle class Rio de Janeiro family with a car, a four-bedroom, four-bath house and a full schedule of extra-curriculars for the kids.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid… More »
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time, after lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto early Thursday to pass a law