Little government response to bombing a year later
BOSTON (AP) -- A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action....
Openings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher
NEW YORK (AP) -- The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial....
Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life....
Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing
DENVER (AP) -- Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom....
What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?
Thursday's hearing in Denver is the second of two hearings on gay marriage that are weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate court has considered the ramifications of last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The 30-minute hearing on the legality of Oklahoma's gay marriage ban comes one week after a three-judge panel heard a similar case originating from Utah....
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that makes it a crime to lie during an election. This law forbids candidates, issue groups or anyone else from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about someone on the ballot - whether the untruths are intended to help elect or defeat the candidate. Opponents claim enforcement of this law infringes on one’s First Amendment Rights of Freedom of Speech.
Do you think the Social Security Administration's policy of seizing tax refunds to repay decades-old Social Security overpayments is fair?