Supreme Court – 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
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.
Watch These People Riding Horses Wrong — Daily Distraction
Horseback riding can be tons of fun, unless of course the horse just doesn't like you.
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.
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.
6 Dead, 14 Injured in Philadelphia Building Collapse; Search Operations Halted
Late Wednesday night, a 61-year-old woman was found alive amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Philadelphia and taken to a nearby hospital where she remains in critical condition. The search for other survivors has been halted as of Thursday morning.
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.