The heat wave gripping the western U.S. is one of the worst in years, with desert locations in the Southwest seeing temperatures approach 120 degrees. To give some perspective, here are five facts about the punishing nature of
The Supreme Court issued a pair of decisions this week with major consequences for efforts to legalize or bar same-sex marriage. One ruling opened the way for California to become the 13th state to allow gay marriage; the
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Same-sex marriages that were outlawed in California 4 1/2 years ago resumed in a rush after a federal appeals court took the “unusual, but not unprecedented,” step of freeing couples to obtain marriage licenses,
DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Dan Kail was vacationing in Las Vegas when he heard that the temperature at Death Valley could approach 130 degrees this weekend. He didn’t hesitate to make a trip to the desert location
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A second man was taken into custody in connection with the murder charge against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in the shooting death of one of his friends. Meanwhile, relatives of
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose parents sued to challenge national lung transplant rules received a second set of lungs after the first failed, and her family said she has taken some breaths on her own.
In one four-hour stretch, the nation’s political polarization was on stark display.
Just after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. To the ire of Democrats, Republicans in
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The first week of George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial wrapped up with testimony from two neighbors and a police officer that seemed to bolster the defense’s argument that he was pinned on his back
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials in Alaska confirm that three people have been found dead in the wreckage of a small plane south of Cantwell in the Alaska Range.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Clint Johnson said Friday
Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2013. There are 185 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 29, 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was