Milestones in legal fight over Texas abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday on a legal challenge by abortion providers to a Texas law requiring doctors performing the procedure to have “admitting privileges” at local hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-grade standards. Following is a timeline of that challenge. July 2013 – The Republican-led Texas legislature passes and […]

Hawaii becomes first state to put gun owners in FBI database

Hawaii passed a law making it the first state to put gun owners on a federal criminal record database and monitor them. Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the bill Thursday, which allows police to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into “Rap Back,” a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that monitors […]

Pope says Christians should apologize to gays

Pope Francis on Sunday said the Catholic Church should apologize to gay people and others who have been offended or exploited in the past. “I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended,” the Pope said, “but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited […]

Muslim leader calls for ‘overwhelming love’ in response to Orlando shooting

Juan Rivera was inside the Pulse nightclub Saturday night, when a 29-year-old Muslim American committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Rivera has been missing ever since. Less than a day later, his still hopeful brother, Baron Serrano, took to Facebook to tell the world that he knows the deranged shooter did not represent […]

Orlando Mourns: 50 dead in deadliest U.S. mass shooting

‘He Was Cool and Calm.’ Orlando Police Describe Massacre’s Chilling Final Moments Orlando police on Monday described how law enforcement had taken down Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning. Chief John Mina said a uniformed off-duty officer at the club at the time […]

Down goes Muhammad Ali…into history. The Greatest dies at 74

His hands and his mouth were furiously fast. His skill as a boxer made him “The Greatest” in his mind and in the minds of many others. He antagonized opponents with his taunts, amused reporters with his boasts and angered government officials with his anti-war speeches. At the same time, he goaded a stubborn, hard-nosed […]

French Open: Garbine Muguruza upsets Serena Williams for women’s title

A Spaniard was crowned champion at the French Open — but it wasn’t Rafael Nadal. Garbine Muguruza upset Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 on Saturday to win the first grand slam of her career, while also depriving the American of tying Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 majors. While Nadal is considered the greatest clay-court […]

Trump wants to jail Hillary Clinton

Hours after Hillary Clinton called him “unfit” to represent the nation’s interests around the world, Donald Trump lambasted his likely Democratic presidential rival in his own Thursday speech in California. Among other barbs, Trump called her “pathetic” and vowed that if he wins the presidency he would investigate whether she broke the law by using […]

Two more soldiers missing during flood rescue

Two more soldiers were found and confirmed deceased at Fort Hood after their military vehicle overturned, the base said. “This brings the total deceased to five soldiers. The search continues for the remaining four missing soldiers,” the statement said. Three Fort Hood soldiers are dead and six are missing, the latest victims of an onslaught […]

Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests. In a change announced Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]


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