| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who've sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey's ballad, "Hero" (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:
"Lord knows dreams are hard to...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Top congressional officials insisted Thursday that the latest NSA program disclosed through a leak by former contractor Edward Snowden is an analysis tool aimed at intercepted foreign Internet content, not a way for intelligence analysts to spy on...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:04 PM
MEXICO CITY -- President Obama says he’s “very comfortable” with a Food and Drug Administration ruling that maintains age restrictions on females who can buy the so-called morning after pill without a prescription.
The rule announced...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:19 PM
After two days of deliberations, a federal jury on Wednesday found Eugene Mullins, a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, guilty of seven of eight counts at his corruption trial.
Mullins was acquitted of one...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama offered a vigorous, lengthy defense of his healthcare law Friday, dismissing Republican attempts to block it as an “ideological fixation.”
In a preview of the message Democrats will carry into the 2014...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON - Defying widespread expectations that they were on the brink of doing away with affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court justices Monday upheld using race as a factor in admissions decisions but said colleges and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:06 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:12 PM
When people think of gun violence, they typically think of a masked robber or a disturbed young man with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
In truth, the most common victim of fatal gun violence is a distraught man who, alone in a...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:26 PM
If you go into Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano's courtroom, you're likely to meet his mother-in-law.
If you appear before Judge Michael Koury Jr. in the same Easton courthouse, the first person to greet you could be his uncle.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a major boost to marriage equality for gays and lesbians Wednesday, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for gay marriages in California.
The decisions by the high court do...
| Aug 11, 2013
Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...