Utah filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in an effort to avoid having to recognize same-sex marriages performed after its ban on such unions was struck down.
A crackdown on smuggling rings bringing thousands of Central American children to the U.S. has resulted in 192 arrests and the seizure of $625,000 in U.S. bank holdings, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced.
There may be no more self-abasing profession than politics.
The Obama administration plans to make another change in the rules governing how employer healthcare plans cover birth control, one in a long series of efforts to accommodate religious objections to some contraceptives.
The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada?s huge and controversial tar sands deposits.
Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward.
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84. Carlisle died of complications from pneumonia July 11 in San Francisco, said his son, Michael. Called a "literary statesman" by USC professor and former California state librarian Kevin Starr, Carlisle had a wide-ranging career in American letters that began in the 1950s, when he was an editor for Albert Camus. He championed Soviet dissident writers as a member of PEN American Center, the literary and human rights group that he led as president in the 1970s. He mentored aspiring writers as a teacher at...