Stories for June 24, 2013
In two big employment law cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it harder for employees to bring discrimination suits over workplace harassment and retaliation.
The Senate has taken another step toward approving a sweeping immigration overhaul bill, as the legislation passed an essential test Monday evening. By a vote of 67-27, the chamber voted to include an amendment on border security to the final bill.
Author Richard Matheson, whose injection of humanity into science-fiction tales engaged audience for more than five decades, has died. Matheson's work included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous other movie and TV scripts, including episodes of The Twilight Zone.
Both candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts are finishing a frantic day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's special election to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.
That "be on the lookout list" used to flag Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny of their tax-exemption applications?
In the Mercer County Courthouse in Trenton, N.J., John Saunders, a jury manager, spends his weekdays shepherding potential jurors. Much of what he tells them regards the paraphernalia of 21st century life: cellphones, tablets and laptops. These are OK to use in the waiting room, he tells them. "We realize life does not stop."
Who's going to be more successful at selling health insurance to young men this fall: NBA MVP LeBron James, NFL rookie of the year Robert Griffin III, or Mom? If officials at the Department of Health and Human Services get their way, all may be drafted.
You know that flying disc you threw around in college or use to play fetch with your dog? Well, now people are being paid to throw that same disc professionally. They aren't paid much, around $25 a game, but all of the expenses -- travel, lodging, uniforms and insurance -- are covered by Major League Ultimate.
Do you know your legal rights and responsibilities as a small business owner? Or what your employer can and can't ask you to do? A free legal clinic takes place tonight with information on business law.
California lawmakers and the Governor have reached a budget deal, but one measure moving through the legislature would require a change in health spending.
Children often get sinus infections after they've had a cold.
There's a red panda missing from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., zoo officials announced Monday morning.
The U.S. Supreme Court sent a case involving the use of race in the University of Texas' admissions process back to a lower court for stricter scrutiny on Monday. It's one more chapter in the university's long struggle with how it chooses who gets in.
One of the Supreme Court's most anticipated cases of its current term -- a challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action admissions process -- has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.
It's another "decision day" at the Supreme Court. So, once again, we're waiting to see which (if any) big rulings are handed down.
The San Diego Suicide Prevention Council holds its annual meeting Tuesday as it seeks to heighten awareness about a vexing problem.
A shabby old fishing port on the South Coast of Massachusetts was once known as the City That Lit the World. Its whale oil powered candles and lamps around the country.
The Chicago Housing Authority has torn down all of its high rises and says it's close to completing its plans to transform public housing. Now, city leaders are moving to the next part of their plan: using public housing funds not just to build homes for poor families, but stores where they could shop and work. Some residents, however, say the city is breaking a promise to provide affordable housing.
The nation's organ transplant network will consider a controversial proposal Monday to overhaul the guidelines for an increasingly common form of organ donation.
Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insist that gun control legislation is not dead -- they say they're strategizing on how to bring the issue back to the Senate floor.