BOSTON (AP) — As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the future of same-sex marriage, the nine justices could consider the experience in Massachusetts, the state with the longest-running real-world test of what happens when gay couples are allowed to tie the knot.
The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has recommended passenger railroads take steps to prevent speeding trains following a deadly Amtrak accident in May in which a train derailed in Philadelphia after entering a curve at double the speed limit. The agency on Tuesday said railroads should identify locations where trains must reduce speed by more than 20 miles per hour in their approach to a bridge or curve and should modify automatic systems to meet speed limits.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The brother of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white South Carolina police officer says the murder indictment against Michael Slager is a small step on the road to justice.
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."
By John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since retiring from the U.S. Army in 2000, Dr. John Henry Hagmann has helped train thousands of soldiers and medical personnel in how to treat battlefield wounds. The taxpayer-funded training has long troubled animal rights activists, who contend that Hagmann’s use of live, wounded pigs to simulate combat injuries is unnecessarily cruel. During instructional sessions in 2012 and 2013 for military personnel, Hagmann gave trainees drugs and liquor, and directed them to perform macabre medical procedures on one another, according to a report issued by the Virginia Board of Medicine, the state agency that oversees the conduct of doctors.