(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was in fair condition at a Maine hospital on Thursday after suffering a neck fracture in a fall at his home, according to spokesmen for Bush and the hospital. After being taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland following the fall on Wednesday, Bush, who served as America's 41st president, was initially described as stable. On Thursday morning hospital spokesman Matt Paul told Reuters the 91-year-old Bush was in "fair condition." "41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck," Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement posted on Twitter following the accident.
WHEATON, Md. (AP) — The indictment of a suspect in the 40-year-old slaying of two sisters who were abducted from a suburban Maryland mall leaves prosecutors with a challenging task: proving that a man killed them when he says he didn't do it, no bodies have been found and other physical evidence has vanished.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.
The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. Many large and mid-sized employers are self-insured, which means their benefits are governed by a 1974 act that has no language on preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act allows companies to bypass differing state laws that complicate healthcare options for employees spread out across the country.