Stories for December 7, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that for the first time it will tackle the issue of same-sex marriage. Defying most expectations, the justices said they will examine two cases, presenting the possibility that the court could decide all the basic issues surrounding same-sex marriage in one fell swoop.
Welcome to the 21st century classroom: a world where students watch lectures at home -- and do homework at school. It's called classroom flipping, and it's slowly catching on in schools around the country.
The remaining winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim their share of the prize, according to lottery officials in Arizona, where the winning ticket was sold, according to ABC 15 TV in Phoenix.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up cases involving California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, and a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The justices' rulings on the cases are likely to be announced next June.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up cases involving California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, and a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up cases involving California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, and a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The justices' rulings on the cases are likely to be announced next June, after arguments are heard in the spring.
A newly released autopsy report shows a woman was struck multiple times in a recent fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. She tested positive for methamphetamine.
After African-American and Latino voters turned out in record numbers to reelect President Obama, leaders for both groups are turning up the pressure on him to return the favor.
The Mexican Supreme Court overturned a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage. The ruling may have a wide-ranging influence, leading to the legalization of gay marriage in Mexico.
Chefs at some of the most cutting edge restaurants in the country are incorporating vegetables into their desserts in ways that, at first glance, might not seem very dessert-y.
The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. “No family is ever what it seems from the outside,” observes Smith’s shrewd character.
An investigation was under way today into the theft of "priceless" items of jewelry from the Vista home of Republican Congressman Darrell Issa.
The Labor Department's glad tidings Friday about the uptick in job creation last month might morph into bad news next month for many of the long-term unemployed.
It wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen to the country.
Federal investigators were reported today to be looking into whether any child labor laws were violated when groups of San Diego Unified students volunteered at Chargers games in exchange for contribution to student organizations.
Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up on the social media site: mug shots.
The battle over how to avoid the looming cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff is a frustrating one for the Tea Party. The movement is still a force within the GOP, even as its popularity has fallen over the past two years.