| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:10 PM
WASHINGTON — A divided appeals court panel has sided with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal healthcare law.
The business owners are two brothers, Francis and Philip M. Gilardi, who own Freshway...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Chris Christie seems poised to cruise to a big victory in New Jersey, setting the stage for a potential presidential run in 2016. He’s spent the end of his campaign on a bus tour throughout the state, trying to drum up even more votes and prove that...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius.
But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an...
| 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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Author-poet Erica Jong reflected on "Fear of Flying," her landmark novel that helped fuel the sexual revolution, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, marked recently with a commemorative reissue.
Let's start with your fear of flying. Do you still...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:43 PM
HOUSTON — In a U.S. Supreme Court filing Tuesday, Texas officials defended their right to enforce the state’s new abortion restrictions, arguing that they protect public health and would not significantly block women’s access to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that some women's groups fear will prevent a third of the state’s clinics from performing the procedure.
The court split...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:37 PM
BEIJING — At soon as Luo Yuannan heard about the change in China's one-child law, she began to calculate when it would be best for her 2 1/2-year-old son to get a baby sister, because, like many modern Chinese women, Luo is pining for a girl.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court confronted the case of Native Americans who were fired for smoking an illegal drug during a religious ceremony, Justice Antonin Scalia called a halt to granting religious exemptions under the Constitution's...