The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and will consider in the fall the president's broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination.
Elon Musk, the big-thinking founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, believes establishing a self-sustaining colony on Mars will be the only way humans will survive long-term, and he’s outlined a plan for making his vision a reality.
The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake.
We have discovered during decades of travel that nearly every community, however small, has a story worth telling. It may be a tale about an individual who once resided there or a long ago battle fought nearby. Perhaps it is a bridge with a rich history or a house where something of consequence took place. Unique museums, monuments, stores and people offer insight about a community’s character and history. Discovering these stories makes travel more enjoyable.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. –– Parents across the country constantly must decide how old is enough to be a baby sitter. Few states have laws on the issue, and those that do emphasize the importance of parental judgement.
WEATHERFORD, Texas – A Texas woman was arrested after her two children died from heat exposure when she left them inside a vehicle last month to "teach them a lesson," police said.
IDA GROVE, Iowa | Doug Clough is giving up bicycling on Iowa county roads, so these days he is only churning miles on recreational trails that don't put him in proximity with two-ton steel vehicles hurtling by at 55 mph or more.
On Nov. 21, 2012, Sheila Bartels walked out of the Sunshine Medical Center in Oklahoma with a prescription for a "horrifyingly excessive" cocktail of drugs capable of killing her several times over.
CORBIN, Ky. — There's an Eagle Scout in the making — and with the help of officials in southeastern Kentucky, a project conceived with good intentions is expected to put him one step closer to the highest achievement in scouting.
SALEM, N.H. — Dozens of New Hampshire public servants, firefighters and police officers underwent the first "A Walk in Their Shoes" training and simulation on World Alzheimer's Day, June 21.
Americans in rural areas and small towns see the world a lot differently from those living in and around cities, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll that the newspaper has been reporting on this week.
WASHINGTON — Opposition by unified Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to the GOP leadership’s health care plan could doom it unless horse-trading changes occur before an up-or-down vote.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Twenty-five young business professionals and leaders from 18 African countries kicked off their six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship this week at Oklahoma State University.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –– The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show "some signs of repentance" for their relationships before death.
The latest attacks in London and Manchester – like last year’s attacks in Orlando, Florida and St. Cloud, Minnesota – epitomize what I call the newest form of terrorism.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump reportedly told Republican Senate leaders at a White House luncheon earlier this week he hoped their health care bill would be less “mean” than the version House Republicans passed in May.
WASHINGTON - The words leapt from President Donald Trump's mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI Director James Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside of the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant.
Monday found U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, conducting business as usual behind his trademark standing desk before returning to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
MERIDIAN, Miss. — The country’s growing opioid epidemic is forcing law enforcement agencies nationwide to address a growing problem, but officers are taking special steps to confront the trend head on.
Helen Fabick was an honors student who in February 2014 was supposed to attend a daddy-daughter dance at her high school.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A struggling city in eastern Pennsylvania was chosen to be the home of one of the state's first 12 marijuana growing/processing plants, due in part to its status as a distressed city.
We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these tiny organisms to each other when we share a handshake or a seat on the plane.
It's bad enough when your day is derailed by an unexpected trip to the doctor, but it's even worse when you can't afford to pay the bill. Unfortunately, too many Americans find themselves in this position, according to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos for the healthcare transparency group Amino.
The survey found that 37% of Americans could not pay a medical bill of $100 or more without going into debt, and 19% of respondents could not pay anything at all towards a medical bill without incurring debt. In addition, 55% of respondents had received a medical bill that they could not pay with available funds. If you want to reduce your interest payments and lower your debt, try the free Debt Optimizer by MoneyTips.
The current insurance situation does not help...
AUSTIN, Texas — Lone State lawmakers recently OK’d a resolution calling for a convention of states to consider amending the U.S. Constitution, but a recent poll shows that most Texans dislike the idea.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — People facing high-profile federal investigations that dominate national political chatter can often be found dodging reporters camped out near their driveways.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday morning plan to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama's signature health-care law.
BEIRUT - As war ravages public health systems in Yemen and Syria, doctors are treating epidemics and diseases they once thought were things of the past.
Tropical storm Cindy is drenching the northern Gulf Coast and could leave behind more than a foot of rain in some areas before lifting northward toward Tennessee and Kentucky - where the deluge will continue.
NEOSHO, Mo. — A new initiative from the Alliance of Southwest Missouri is targeting early childhood literacy by putting miniature libraries in waiting rooms of government organizations in order to encourage early childhood literacy.
WARSAW, Ind. - Each day at Zimmer Biomet headquarters, machinists on one robot-assisted factory floor churn out about 3,000 metallic knee parts. They are facing pressure to crank up the pace as the population ages and demand soars.
Summer in full swing can mean lots more outdoor activities for seniors: Walking, playing with grandkids, gardening, golfing, and more.
Peter Butera, class president for the entirety of his life as a high school student — all four often-frustrating years of it — took the stage at Friday's graduation ceremony after the recital of the class poem, which had offended no one.
BOSTON — Lisa Cole fought for years to get state approval to give medical marijuana to her 8-year-old daughter, and she searched even longer for a doctor willing to prescribe it.
WASHINGTON - After weeks of secret deliberations, Senate Republicans are in the final stages of a sweeping rewrite of the nation's health-care laws amid growing frustration among the rank and file over how to fulfill the party's top campaign promise over the past seven years.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s timing on his restrictive policy toward relations with Cuba could not have been worse for Kevin Paap, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau. .
Airplanes can already take off, cruise and land using onboard computers, but can they fly without the human touch? That's what the world's largest aircraft manufacturer will find out as Boeing begins testing autonomous flying technology in cockpit simulators this summer.
Forrest Fenn's promised secret bronze treasure chest - filled with $2 million in gold and jewels - has been luring wide-eyed adventure seekers to the Rocky Mountains since 2010, when the millionaire antiquities dealer penned a mysterious, clue-filled poem he claimed would lead its witty decoder to the elusive riches.
BEDFORD, Pa. – A powerful synthetic opiate created to sedate elephants has been increasingly found across the country and can be dangerous not only to those taking the drugs, but to anyone who comes in contact with it, including police officers and first responders.
The Food and Drug Administration took the bold step late last year of banning 19 chemicals in hand and body soap because of questions about their benefits and concerns about their impact on human health and the environment. What many consumers don't know is that these ingredients are still commonly used in other personal-care products.
People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.
ATLANTA – The country’s attention will turn to Georgia today, where voters in suburban Atlanta will decide the outcome of a bitterly fought race with national implications.