A 15-month-old boy was found dead in Ridgefield, Conn., on Monday after being left in a hot car for "an extended period of time," police said.
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama ? a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday ? they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House. But so far it appears to be rallying Democrats at least as much as Republicans.
The mother of a Mexican teenager killed in Mexico when at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire north of the border has filed suit, alleging that the agent violated the law, her attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot: a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans.
Some actors are too good for stardom. Eli Wallach, who died Tuesday at 98 after a long and distinguished career on stage and screen, was at the top of my list of the best actors I've encountered in the theater — a striking fact given that I was born too late to have seen him in his heyday. But his intelligence as a dramatic player — his power to illuminate a character at the service of a script — was radioactive even in work that was inferior to his prodigious talent. His brilliance as a widower in "Visiting Mr. Green" elevated a lightweight off-Broadway drama to something unforgettably moving. Wallach received many awards, including a Tony for his 1951...