The Supreme Court on Tuesday held the first of two high-profile hearings on laws concerning same-sex marriage (today’s focuses on California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage; Wednesday’s focuses on the Defense of Marriage Act).
China has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.
President Obama wrapped up his trip to Israel and the West Bank on Friday with visits to three symbolic pilgrimage sites: First he laid a stone on the grave of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, then he laid a wreath and a stone on the grave of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader assassinated in 1995. Finally, Obama made a somber visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem.
A quick moving blizzard plowed through the central Canadian plains province of Alberta this week, triggering a massive vehicle pileup on Thursday; scores of motorists were stranded near the provincial capital of Edmonton.
Without “a few years” warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet, scientists told a Senate panel Wednesday.
At 7:02 a.m. ET., the Earth’s axis was neither tilted from nor toward the sun, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. So: Happy spring equinox!
A federal appeals court has rejected an effort by the CIA to deny it has any documents about a U.S. drone program that has killed terrorists overseas, ruling that the agency is stretching the law too far and asking judges “to give their imprimatur to a fiction of deniability that no reasonable person would regard as plausible.”
For the past month, management at Carnival Cruise Line has been in a nearly constant state of damage control.
The Syrians are believed to have hundreds of tons of chemical agents, including sarin, one of the deadliest chemical agents.