Supreme Court to decide once and for all the hotly-contested legal rights issue of whether states can ban gay marriage. While lawyers have made preliminary claims for and against gay marriage in their filings, and also presented arguments about why their particular case might be best for the justices to hear, both sides agree that the Supreme Court needs to end the legal uncertainty without further delay. For instance, states that ban gay marriage also refuse to recognize marriages that take place in one of the 19 states where gay marriage is legal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car. Smashing the window might be your first impulse, but calling police or animal control will protect you from injury and possible lawsuits, experts say.
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The percentage of Americans regarded as "food insecure" - lacking access to enough food for a healthy life - has edged down in the past few years but still represents over 17 million households, the U.S. About 14.3 percent of households were termed food insecure in 2013, down from 14.9 percent in 2011. Rates of food insecurity were substantially higher than the national average in households with incomes near or below the poverty line, those headed by single women or single men, and those headed by blacks and Hispanics, USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) said in an annual report. Food insecurity was also more common in large cities and rural areas than in suburban and exurban areas.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of newly laid-off casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 workers over the next three days.