Lawyers for a Texas death row inmate told an appeals court on Wednesday that their schizophrenic client was too delusional to be put to death and they requested funds for experts to determine the state of his mental health. U.N. human rights officials have called on Texas to halt the execution.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan on Wednesday to lower out-of-pocket health costs, including expanded coverage of sick visits to the doctor and tax credits for those with substantial medical bills. Clinton, who has promised to build on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare initiative, also pledged to try to strengthen efforts to block or modify what her campaign called "unreasonable" health insurance rate increases. Clinton's campaign released the proposals a day after her plan to battle drug "price gouging" battered shares in some pharmaceutical companies.
A federal judge on Wednesday denied Kim Davis a stay of his order requiring her office to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples who want one, the latest setback for the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue licenses to gay couples. Lawyers for couples suing Davis have said that since her return to work, the Rowan County clerk has interfered with the issuance of marriage licenses in violation of orders by U.S. District Judge David Bunning's in Louisville. Davis, 50, has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that made gay marriage legal across the United States.
By Michael Martina and Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seeking to project a sunny climate for U.S. business, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday his country planned to greatly reduce restrictions on foreign investment, as Boeing announced plans for an aircraft finishing center in China, its first outside the United States. Boeing's long-expected move into manufacturing in low-cost China followed its news of a big order for some 300 planes from China, valued at about $38 billion at list prices.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officers will receive enhanced training on how to deal with people during mental health crises, a requirement in the city's agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform its trouble police department, officials announced Wednesday.