| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that the federal government would recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that took place in Utah over the past three weeks, two days after Utah announced it did not consider the marriages to be legal....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the nation’s television broadcasters and decide whether to shut down a new streaming service that sends shows to consumers via the Internet for a monthly fee.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
You may face temptations this week and next to go on...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Glamour has been rolling out this year's roster of Women of the Year a few at a time. We know Lady Gaga is on the cover of the issue, which is to be on newsstands Nov. 5. And we know some of the other choices are Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made her first visit to a gun show since she was shot in 2011, attending a New York event Sunday with her husband, Mark Kelly, and the state's attorney general.
It was no casual trip to the Saratoga...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey will be among the first beneficiaries of a political action committee run by former Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords had a PAC that she used primarily to pay for air travel, according to Federal...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.
Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On Sunday night, President Obama spoke at an interfaith service for the victims of the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Not surprisingly, it was a poignant and moving speech, hitting all the right notes.
But the sad, horrible, tragic...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even for a town accustomed to hyperbole, the political sparring over spending, borrowing and health care has produced more than its share of over-the-top rhetoric.
Yes, most people may tune it out. But it's a good bet the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Franklin County’s borough councils, boards of township supervisors, school boards and county commissioners all regularly host meetings that can have a sense of being routine or ordinary.
But the news that three people died during a shooting at a...