A Texas actress who played a zombie on the TV show "The Walking Dead" has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors after being accused of trying to frame her husband for sending poison letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
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.
More than a third of adults have smoked it ? including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it.
Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote. "Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet at the same time being universal — it's that kind of storytelling with maybe a little more edge," he says of the film's script written by Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell. "There's some good Southern writers. Horton was right at the top, though, as good as any writer I ever saw — Tennessee Williams, any of them, Arthur Miller. He was a late bloomer too. He was always working,...