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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine Corps spokesman says a corporal who disappeared in Iraq a decade ago and was later declared a deserter is in custody at a North Carolina brig. Lt. Col. Cliff W. Gilmore of the II Marine Expeditionary Force said Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun returned to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC and three reporters, saying the former neighborhood watch leader failed to show the network acted with malice. Judge Debra Nelson said the malice standard was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors' money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars' ignition switches caused the crash. GM links 13 deaths to a defective ignition switch in cars such as the...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman against NBC. Judge Debra Nelson said in an order made public Monday that Zimmerman had failed to show that the news network acted with malice. The judge says the malice standard...
BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of...
Update: The court concludes that "there is an alternative to the contraceptive mandate," in the opinion that has now been posted to the Supreme Court's website. It notes that the owners of "closely held for-profit corporations have sincere Christian beliefs that life begins at...