Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples “full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law,” a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.
Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation’s electric grid?
Saying it is “the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health,” the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company’s 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.
President Obama has decided to nominate Vice. Adm. Michael Rogers, the current head of U.S. Cyber Command, as the next director of the National Security Agency, The New York Times, Reuters and CNN are reporting.
The post-State of the Union reviews of President Obama’s address and the GOP responses have been hijacked a bit this morning by reports about Rep. Michael Grimm’s angry response last night to a reporter’s question.
News broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he’s going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.
Over the weekend, as we reported, Yanukovych offered the posts of prime minister and deputy prime minister to two of the protest leaders. His offer was rejected, however.
An independent panel created after the 9/11 attacks says bulk collection of billions of American phone records violates the letter and the spirit of the law.
Shortly after midnight, the newspaper says, people near the fighting received a text message that read: “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
The report, first obtained by CNN and The Guardian, says the bodies in the photographs “showed signs of starvation, brutal beatings, strangulation, and other forms of torture and killing.”