Supreme Court Grants Two Victories to Same-Sex Marriage Supporters
The Supreme Court issued two rulings on Wednesday morning regarding same-sex marriage, and both were victories for gay-rights supporters.
Texas Abortion Bill Fails Following Stunning, Late-Night Legislative Chaos
A bill in the Texas legislature that would impose some of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the country failed to pass before a midnight deadline on Tuesday, following extraordinary events in the State Senate that lasted all day.
Will LeBron James Match Michael Jordan’s 6 Championships? — Sports Survey of the Day
The Miami Heat repeated as NBA champions Thursday night, with LeBron James also repeating as series MVP. Michael Jordan, the player LeBron James is most often compared to, won six titles in his career, so James still needs four more to even out that score. Can he do it?
New Movies: ‘Monsters University,’ ‘World War Z’
Two more films setting out to become summer blockbusters hit theaters this weekend, the first a sequel to a beloved animated tale and the other a zombie thriller adapted from a beloved novel.
Fourteen 7-Eleven Stores Shut Down After Worker-Exploitation Scheme Exposed
Authorities uncovered a wide-ranging scheme in which the owners of more than a dozen 7-Eleven convenience stores in New York and Virginia hired illegal immigrant workers, gave them fake identities, stole their wages and forced them to live in boarding houses, effectively creating a "mo…
New Movies: ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘This Is the End’
It's another big weekend at the cineplex, with the return of one of the most famous superheroes of all time, plus an end-of-the-world story about a bunch of stoners played by actors playing themselves. Should be fun whichever path you take.
Who’s Going to Win the Stanley Cup, Boston or Chicago? — Sports Survey of the Day
Two of the NHL's "original six" franchises will meet in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1979. The Boston Bruins, representing the Eastern Conference, will face the Western Conference-champs, the Chicago Blackhawks, with Game 1 starting at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday n…
Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%
Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Departme…
New Movies: ‘The Internship,’ ‘The Purge’
The summer movie season keeps chugging right along. (Yes, we realize it isn't technically summer yet, but as far as movies are concerned, it is.) This weekend we get a dose of comedy and a dash of the spooks, so take your pick, moviegoers.
84-Year-Old Winner of $590 Million Powerball Lottery Finally Claims Prize
The winner of the largest Powerball prize ever, $590 million, is Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Florida. Lottery officials made the announcement in a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Building Collapses in Philadelphia, Trapping and Injuring Multiple People
On Wednesday morning, a four-story building in Philadelphia collapsed unexpectedly, trapping some people under the rubble and injuring others.
Brutal Weather Tears Through Midwest Again, Killing ‘Storm Chasers’ Trio, 10 More
A series of tornadoes hit Oklahoma Friday night, killing at least 13 people and leaving many more missing, without homes or stranded. Other storms and flooding also hit Arkansas and Missouri, and remnants of that severe weather moved east all the way to New England, where 19,000 are still without po…