Gorsuch calls same-sex marriage decision ?settled law?
Judge Neil Gorsuch referred to the Supreme Court?s recent same-sex marriage decision as ?settled law,? using a stronger phrase than he has for other legal precedents. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Gorsuch to explain how his views on marriage equality have changed since 2004, when the George W. Bush administration was pushing for ballot initiatives that banned the practice in states. Gorsuch replied that sharing his ?personal views? would send a misleading signal to the American people that he might be inclined to rule one way or another on future cases that come up on the subject.
London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ?terrorist? incident on Westminster Bridge
Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.
Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return
Pelosi on health care fight: ?Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN?s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. ?Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.
First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list
The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species. The bee, once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, was listed after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration lifted a hold it had placed on a plan for federal protections proposed last fall by the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (AP) ? The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.
UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning
Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place those devices and large phones into hold luggage, a government spokesman said. The move came hours after the US government warned that extremists plan to target passenger jets with bombs hidden in electronic devices, and banned carrying them in cabins on flights from 10 airports in eight countries.
The End Is Near for Sears Holding Corp (SHLD)
Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (ticker: SHLD) admitted on Wednesday what the rest of Wall Street has known for a long time: it's quite likely Sears is doomed. In a 10-K filed late Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, toward the end of a section called "Uses and Sources of Liquidity," Sears's language became unusually dire. This was after it had gone through a long list of asset sales, loans and cost savings initiatives Sears has either previously engaged in, is currently engaged in, or is planning to engage in to shore up its balance sheets and stop the bleeding.
Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings better
Peru struggles with devastating El Niņo flooding
Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country?s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru?s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peru?s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Niņo climate pattern.