| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
"Today's ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to lawmakers: It is...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:19 PM
And here, sorrowfully, she is again. Another dead child, her name unknown for almost three decades.
Now that New York’s cold case of another long-dead, long-unknown child has been solved, Los Angeles is hoping that its anonymous little girl,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:14 PM
LONDON -- The former boyfriend of American student Amanda Knox pleaded with an Italian appeals court Wednesday to acquit him in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, saying the charges were “absurd.”
Taking the stand for the first time...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:40 AM
HOUSTON -- Planned Parenthood and others opponents of new Texas abortion restrictions have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction blocking portions of the law concerning doctors’ admitting privileges.
The appeal was filed...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:49 PM
HOUSTON - A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in New Orleans lifted an injunction Thursday mostly allowing the state’s new abortion restrictions to take effect.
The decision came three days after a federal judge in Texas blocked...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:07 AM
A federal appeals court in New Orleans had yet to rule Wednesday on Texas officials' request for an emergency order allowing a set of new abortion restrictions to take effect in their state as scheduled.
On Monday, a federal judge in Texas issued a...
| Sep 20, 2013
If lawyers are forbidden to remove prospective jurors based on their race or gender, they shouldn't be able to do so on the basis of the jurors' sexual orientation. That's the rule in California state courts, and this week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The death of a 15-year-old suspected car thief who vanished during a police pursuit in 2011 has been confirmed after authorities successfully matched his DNA to a jawbone found along a riverbed in Northern California, officials said.
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:42 PM
A close friend and doctor who treated Michael Jackson for more than 25 years testified Thursday that the desperate singer asked him for an anesthetic to combat his insomnia a little more than two months before his death.
Dr. Allen Metzger, who had...
| Sep 14, 2013
Is what we eat eating away at us? Millions of Americans have reflux disease, with symptoms ranging from annoying to dangerous, and experts believe our diet is a major factor.
Reflux is partly a matter of stomach acid moving upward to where it doesn't...