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Federal Judge Expected To Rule On Texas Abortion Law

Monday, October 28, 2013

A federal judge is expected to rule on the constitutionality of a hotly debated Texas law imposing strict limits on abortion before the measure takes effect Tuesday.

Last week, Austin-based U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel heard three days of testimony and arguments about the abortion law. He says he’ll rule ...


Angry Over Spying, EU Leaders Call For Talks With US

Friday, October 25, 2013

Senior German officials will travel to the U.S. “shortly” to talk with the White House and the National Security Agency about spying allegations, including how Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone was allegedly monitored by the NSA.

Government spokesman Georg Streiter said Friday that the heads of Germany’s foreign and domestic intelligence ...


Police: Student Killed Staff Member At Middle School

Monday, October 21, 2013

Update 2:27 p.m.: A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus, killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, police said Monday.

The suspected gunman was also dead, and authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement.

Two other students were critically injured ...


UPDATED: Christie Drops Gay Marriage Appeal

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Hour after same-sex couples began tying the knot in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he is dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriage.

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Booker Wins Special Election for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Booker will become the first black senator from New Jersey. He is filling the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

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Salzburg Festival Could See Fewer Performances

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Salzburg Festival's next artistic director has an ear for his singers' and musicians' complaints - he wants to cut down on performances at the prestigious annual event.

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NJ Judge Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.

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Kerry Rejects Assad's 30-Day Timetable

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Update 2pm: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suggestion Thursday that he begin submitting data on his chemical weapons arsenal one month after signing an international chemical weapons ban.

Speaking at a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry noted that Assad ...


Video: Zubin Mehta Concert in Kashmir Has Discordant Backdrop

Monday, September 09, 2013

A concert Sunday by conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-administered Kashmir took place amid tight security and objections from separatist groups who are fighting New Delhi's rule.

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Researcher Appointed to Lead Public Stop-and-Frisk Meetings

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A federal judge appointed the leader of a justice policy research center to organize public meetings to ensure New York City's stop-and-frisk policy is carried out in a constitutional manner.


Obama: Credibility Of World Community On The Line

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama says the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over to a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during ...


Obama Says He'll Continue To Engage Putin

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

President Barack Obama says he will continue to engage Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though they’ve “hit a wall” in their relationship.

Obama says although Putin is rejecting the idea that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his people, he’s quote, “always hopeful” that he’ll change his position.



Obama Confident Congress Will Approve Syria Action

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’s confident Congress will authorize a military strike in Syria, and he won the support of House Speaker John Boehner, who said acting against Syria was something “the United States as a country needs to do.”

Boehner, Congress’ top Republican, emerged from a White House ...


Diana Nyad 1st To Complete Cuba-To-Florida Swim Without Shark Cage

Monday, September 02, 2013

Note: Now that Nyad has reached shore, we have removed the live video stream.

Update 2:02 p.m.: She made it. On her fifth try, American swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first to swim to Florida from Cuba without a shark cage. She arrived this afternoon in Key ...


Former SF Opera Director Lotfi Mansouri Dies at 84

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Lotfi Mansouri, a former general director of the San Francisco Opera for 13 years, has died. He was 84.

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Obama: U.S. Has Obligation As World Leader To Act

Friday, August 30, 2013

Update 2:50 PM: President Barack Obama says he recognizes the world and the U.S. are war-weary in the face of potential military action against Syria.

But he says the United States has an obligation “as a leader in the world” to hold countries accountable if they violate international norms.

Obama ...


'High Confidence' That Syria Used Chemical Weapons, Kerry Says

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Obama administration says it has "high confidence" that Syria's government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week outside Damascus, the capital - killing 1,429 people. ...

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Spitzer Has Big Lead in Comptroller Race: Poll

Friday, August 30, 2013

A new poll shows that Eliot Spitzer has a substantial lead over rival Scott Stringer in Democratic primary for New York City comptroller. That's a sharp contrast to a recent survey that shows the race tied.


UK: Legal Case For Action In Syria Clearly Met

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Britain’s government says the legal conditions have been clearly met for taking action against Syria for allegedly launching a chemical attack against its people.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s office released two documents Thursday meant to bolster the case that chemical weapons were used by Syria. In addition to the legal ...


Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

The plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including former Dallas ...