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 Terror Attack: At Least 5 Killed, 40 Injured Outside Parliament
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.
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.
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.
Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return
Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall
By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive.
Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office
On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.
Legendary tomb of Jesus resurrected
Believed by the devout to house the final resting place of Jesus Christ, Jerusalem?s Church of the Holy Sepulchre will open to the public on Wednesday after nearly a year of restoration. An ongoing dispute between the religious groups controlling the site had brought the burial place, known as the Edicule, to the brink of collapse. "We are at the critical moment for rehabilitating the Edicule," director of the restoration Antonia Moropoulou told National Geographic.
Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ?absurd?
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge?s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn?t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that ?it might be fair to ask whether TransAm?s decision was a wise or kind one, but it?s not our job to answer questions like that.