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Gay Marriage Opponents Ask Court To Intervene In California

Posted: 06/29/2013 - Lawyers for the sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban have filed an emergency motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the federal appeals court that on Friday freed the state to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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Immigration Overhaul: Senate Passes Historic Bill

Posted: 06/27/2013 - With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico.

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Patriots Player Hernandez Charged With Murder

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home.

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NC Attorney General Reacts To Voting Rights Ruling Which He Opposed

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The North Carolina Department of Justice released a statement from Attorney General Roy Cooper Tuesday about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act. Cooper had urged the court to uphold the act before it struck down section 4.

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Putin: Snowden Must Stop Leaking Secrets To Stay

Updated: 07/01/2013 - Russia's President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will have to stop leaking U.S. secrets if he wants to get asylum in Russia, something he says Snowden doesn't want to do.

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High Court Voids Key Part Of Voting Rights Act

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.

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Zimmerman Portrayed As Vigilante In Fla. Shooting

Posted: 06/24/2013 - George Zimmerman was fed up with "punks" getting away with crime and shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin "because he wanted to," not because he had to, prosecutors argued Monday, while the neighborhood watch volunteer's attorney said the killing was self-defense against a young man who was slamming Zimmerman's head against the pavement.

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Russia Rejects US Demand For Snowden's Extradition

Updated: 06/25/2013 - MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister is rejecting U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice.

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'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Dies At 51

Posted: 06/19/2013 - Actor James Gandolfini, who rose to fame as mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit HBO drama "The Sopranos," has died of a possible heart attack, the network has confirmed to NBC News. He was 51.

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Afghan Taliban Claim They Killed 4 US Troops

Posted: 06/19/2013 - The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution to ending the nearly 12-year war.

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Military Plans Would Put Women In Most Combat Jobs

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," a top general said Tuesday that cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units.

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Jacksonville Woman To Train As NASA Astronaut

Updated: 06/18/2013 - A Jacksonville woman is among the 8 astronaut candidates selected by NASA Monday. Their mission will be to help lead the first human mission to an asteroid and then on to Mars.

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SCOTUS: AZ Citizenship Proof For Voter Registration Illegal

Posted: 06/17/2013 - States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in several states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally.

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IRS Supervisor In DC Scrutinized Tea Party Cases

Posted: 06/16/2013 - An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.

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