The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided -- do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?
A group of fighters from al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate in a border town has defected and joined the rival Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the powerful jihadi faction currently leading a blitz offensive in Iraq, an activist group said Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Los Angeles police said they had killed a shoplifting suspect in a residential neighborhood late on Wednesday evening after he opened fire in a nearby mall at a security guard who had confronted him. Police flooded a residential area near the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza after the suspect fired "at least one shot" in the direction of the guard and fled on foot, said Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Carlton Brown. Officers spent about an hour searching the area before a police dog sniffed out the hiding man, whom they shot and who later died at a local hospital, Brown said, adding that there were no other injuries.
Restrictions Eastbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
Restrictions Westbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
Conditions: Rock blasting is scheduled Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare ...
The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions.