A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.
The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.
President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with a Sunni extremist group, but Americans won’t be taking up combat roles.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percent.
Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat shows that the plane took a southerly route toward an area off western Australia “far from any landing sites.”
Obama is expected to take questions about a monumental Washington standoff, which has already caused a partial government shutdown and has now transitioned into a fight over raising the debt ceiling.
The federal law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which the court decided violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.
Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old former bus driver accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, just stood silent and with his head bowed as Cleveland Municipal Court Lauren C. Moore set his bond at $2 million per case against him.