President Barack Obama promised in an interview broadcast late Monday that his decision to arm Syrian rebels does not mean the United States is “taking sides in a religious war.” Obama, speaking to PBS’s Charlie Rose, also played down the “ruckus” over the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs...
WASHINGTON (AP) — States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Deep differences over Syria's fierce civil war clouded a summit of world leaders Monday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly rejecting calls from the U.S., Britain and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime.
Headlines for June 17, 2013; Iran Elects Moderate President Hassan Rouhani -- Will U.S. Respond by Easing Crippling Sanctions?; As World Awaits U.S. Reaction to NSA Leaks, Movement Emerges to Support Edward Snowden in Hong Kong; Long Before Helping Expose NSA Spying, Journalist Laura Poitras Faced Harassment from U.S. Agents; Turkish Unions Hold National Strike as Protesters Face Worst Crackdown to Date
Headlines for June 14, 2013; Patrick Cockburn on U.S. Plans to Arm Syrian Rebels: Where is the Skepticism About Chemical Weapons?; James Bamford on NSA Secrets, Keith Alexander's Influence & Massive Growth of Surveillance, Cyberwar; Breast Cancer Patients Declare Victory as Supreme Court Bars Patenting of Human Genes
Headlines for June 13, 2013; Juan González: Failures in NYC's New Billion-Dollar 911 System Could Be Costing Lives; Chris Pyle, Whistleblower on Domestic Spying in 70s, Says Be Wary of Attacks on NSA's Critics; A Mexican Migrant's Death Portends Dangers of Harsh "Border Security" in Senate Immigration Bill; As Judge Weighs Legality of NYPD's Stop and Frisk, Justice Dept. Calls for Court-Appointed Monitor
Headlines for June 12, 2013; More Intrusive Than Eavesdropping? NSA Collection of Metadata Hands Gov't Sweeping Personal Info; Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate with Journalist Chris Hedges & Law Scholar Geoffrey Stone; Medgar Evers' Murder, 50 Years Later: Widow Myrlie Evers-Williams Remembers "A Man for All Time"
Headlines for June 11, 2013; Digital Blackwater: How the NSA Gives Private Contractors Control of the Surveillance State; Striking Workers, Bangladeshi Activist Challenge Wal-Mart on Labor Conditions at Stores & Factories
The case dates from April of 2012, when a female midshipman reported that she had been sexually assaulted by three men after she went to a party in Annapolis. The men have not been identified publicly.
The Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required proof of citizenship to register to vote. But while celebrating a victory, voting-rights organizations are still waiting for the superstar voting case of the current term: a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.
The ruling may end the era of what are also called "reverse-payment" deals, in which the maker of a brand-name drug pays a maker of generic drugs to not produce a lower-priced version of their product. The Federal Trade Commission can challenge such deals in court, the justices say.