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.
One of the earliest known victims of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus — a retired Saudi military man who owned a herd of camels outside of Jeddah — almost certainly was infected when he applied a topical medication to the runny nose of one of his sick animals, a new study says. But the authors of the latest effort to pinpoint the origins of the MERS virus said that the farmer's camel was probably an intermediate MERS host, and suggested that bats named for the Egyptian tombs they inhabit may have been the virus' first sanctuary. In a "brief report" published Online First by the New England Journal of Medicine, a team of Saudi...