| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:17 PM
SAN JOSE — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled and booed by liberal activists Saturday when she said that Edward Snowden broke the law when he revealed classified information about secret surveillance programs.
Another round of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House was set to again hold votes to curtail President Obama’s healthcare law, saying the administration’s decision to delay a key...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- In an effort to quell growing public unease, President Obama released new information about domestic spying, called on Congress to change the Patriot Act to increase oversight and safeguards, and urged lawmakers to consider allowing...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON – House Republicans voted for the 37th time Thursday evening to repeal all or part of President Obama’s healthcare law, underscoring once again the deep partisan divide over the landmark 2010 legislation.
The bill to roll back the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Top congressional officials insisted Thursday that the latest NSA program disclosed through a leak by former contractor Edward Snowden is an analysis tool aimed at intercepted foreign Internet content, not a way for intelligence analysts to spy on...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Montana's top law-enforcement official has called a 30-day rape sentence handed down by a district judge last week "illegal" and filed an appeal Wednesday with the state supreme court.
The notice, filed by the Montana attorney general, was a legal...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a major boost to marriage equality for gays and lesbians Wednesday, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for gay marriages in California.
The decisions by the high court do...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Billings, Mont., on Thursday to protest a local judge's light sentence for a rapist whose teenage victim killed herself.
State District Judge G. Todd Baugh, 71, gained national notoriety this week after sentencing...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:22 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The statewide protest launched by California inmates on Monday comes at a time of widespread turmoil in the state’s prison system.
Tens of thousands of prisoners are refusing meals as inmate leaders plan to renew a hunger strike that...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A federal judge has blocked new Wisconsin abortion restrictions that opponents contend would inconvenience poor women and force many abortion clinics to close.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley issued a temporary restraining order against Act 37...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The coincidence was tragic: It was the second Alaska plane crash that killed somebody from Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, S.C., in little more than a week.
A De Havilland DHC-3 Otter air taxi crashed on takeoff Sunday from an airport in...