WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has struggled with the issue of gay marriage and gay rights for nearly half a century. Here are some of the key decisions:
Baker vs. Nelson, 1972: The first Supreme Court gay marriage ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Facing a historic decision on gay rights, the Supreme Court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether the Constitution gives same-sex couples a right to marry in every state.
The justices must decide ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Many in the media business believe that the future looks bleak for suspended "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.
NBC News executives are in the midst of an internal review into Williams' reporting, and...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- As 8-year-old Molly Vergin was preparing to try to break the world record for the most high-fives in one minute, no one was concerned about the magnitude of the challenge: to complete 261 hand slaps in 60 ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said...Read more
ZENGCHONG, China -- More than a century before the Declaration of Independence was drafted, inhabitants of this southern Chinese village erected an elaborate drum tower.
Built without nails, its 11 hexagonal tiers stack ...Read more
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Two boxes of french fries stacked on the kitchen floor, rather than stored in a freezer. An empty salt shaker at the fry station. A dry, unseasoned cheeseburger served on a hardened bun.
Those are just ...Read more
PHOENIX – When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation, researchers say.
"Women are more likely to gain weight than men when they quit smoking, and women have more difficulty losing weight ...Read more
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- Locally produced honey is flying off the shelves -- so much so that many honey producers cannot meet the production demands.
"I'm not having problems selling my honey," beekeeper Dennis Arp said....Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Finding a job is hard enough these days, but finding one when you have a criminal record can be all but impossible.
James Daniels knows. After spending nearly three years in prison for a drug crime -- ...Read more
For those of us who've been living in a box (or under the fluorescent lights of a windowless office, as the case may be) and were otherwise unaware: It's officially sandal season -- or will be soon depending on your ...Read more
MIAMI -- Growing up in Ghana, Mary Spio didn't know what an engineer was -- but she was the kid who tore radios apart, always asking how they worked.
When Spio was 16, her parents spent everything they had to send her to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- For decades, researchers have debated whether Santa Catalina is sinking or rising.
Now there is a new study that makes the case that the island is sinking, albeit very slowly.
A Stanford University ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- The streets of Baltimore erupted in violence Monday hours after the funeral of a black man who suffered a fatal injury in police custody, with hundreds of men and women setting fire to cars, looting businesses...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A Democratic U.S. senator urged Republicans not to demand changes that might siphon off Democratic support as lawmakers opened this week's debate on a measure to give Congress a say in any nuclear deal ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Civil liberties groups raised concerns Monday about reports that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, had called in 2013 for the CIA to hunt down and kill an American citizen who had become a ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- After two weeks of tension over the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore devolved into chaos Monday.
Roaming gangs clashed with police in the streets, seriously injuring officers, tearing open businesses and ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- It started Monday morning with word on social media of a "purge" -- a reference to a movie in which crime is made legal. It was to begin at 3 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall, then venture down Pennsylvania Avenue to ...Read more
ELMWOOD, La. (UPI) -- A video camera was rolling near New Orleans Monday when strong winds blew several shipping containers and train cars off of an elevated bridge.
Nancy Stoltz of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Director Brett Morgen ("The Kid Stays in the Picture," "Crossfire Hurricane") brought his new documentary, "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," to Seattle recently.
The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain'...Read more