Arizona Lawmakers Vote To Ban Late-Term Abortions
April 11 2012 11:18 AM EDT
The measure, passed in the state House of Representatives by a 37-22 vote, would bar healthcare professionals from performing abortions after 20 weeks, except in the case of a medical emergency. The bill now goes to the state's Republican governor for approval.
George Zimmerman's Lawyers Step Down: 'We Lost Track Of George'
April 10 2012 5:01 PM EDT
George Zimmerman's lawyers announced on Tuesday that they are stepping down from representing him in the shooting case of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. They said at a Florida news conference that they are dropping Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, as a client after they lost contact with him and he spoke with a television talk show host and contacted a prosecutor. The lawyers had expressly told Zimmerman not to have contact with anyone, the Washington Post reported....
Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.: Police Shouted Racial Slurs At Victim, A La Trayvon Martin, Before Killing Him
April 10 2012 11:08 AM EDT
Just weeks after learning about how unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a local neighborhood watchman, another family is stepping forward, claiming that no one has yet been charged for the killing of their patriach, 68-year-old retired Marine Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.
Lobbyist Lobby Pushes Tighter Registration Regulations
April 09 2012 6:43 PM EDT
The American League of Lobbyists Monday decided to ask the U.S. Congress to approve a set of changes to current registration rules.
Susan Candiotti On Tulsa Shooting Spree: Should CNN Fire Reporters For Saying The 'N' Word On Live TV? [VIDEO]
April 09 2012 5:10 PM EDT
The words are so shocking, you could hardly believe they come from a journalist's mouth. On Sunday's broadcast of CNN Newsroom, reporter Susan Candiotti used a racial slur on live television. Should CNN do more to protect its viewers?
Quiet Clarence Thomas Chides Talkative Supreme Court Justices
April 06 2012 6:25 PM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who is notoriously silent on the bench, has suggested his colleagues should do more listening and less questioning during oral arguments.
Keith Olbermann v. Al Gore's Current TV: Public Feud Sparks Dueling Contract Suits
April 06 2012 1:39 PM EDT
Current TV said Keith Olbermann broke his contract by missing work and sabotaging the network. Olbermann says he was punished for his unwillingness to tolerate the incompetence of network management.
Chinese Teenager Sells Kidney To Buy Apple iPhone, iPad; Conspirators Charged With Intentional Injury
April 06 2012 12:28 PM EDT
On April 28, 2011, a 17-year-old boy traveled to Chenzhou City in the Hunan Province of China to sell his kidney for a new iPad 2. One year later, the boy's health is quickly deteriorating, and five people have been charged with intentional injury.
'Merchant Of Death' Viktor Bout Gets 25 Years For Colombian Arms Deal
April 05 2012 7:06 PM EDT
The 45-year-old Russian was busted in a 2008 sting in Thailand in which undercover informants working for U.S. authorities posed as members of the Colombian rebel group FARC. Bout insists he was a legitimate businessman just trying to sell airplanes, not weapons.
Pirate Bay Promotion 'Promo Bay' Attracts 5000+ Artists, Sticks It To RIAA and MPAA
April 05 2012 4:06 PM EDT
While the movie and music industries would have you think that torrents are a threat to their business, thousands of independent artists heartily disagree. That's why more than 5000 musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and artists have signed up to be promoted by The Pirate Bay, the world's largest torrent site.
Justice Department Defends Obama's Supreme Court Remarks [LETTER]
April 05 2012 3:15 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama's remarks about the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act were fully consistent with the principles of judicial review.
Death Penalty Headed For Repeal In Connecticut
April 05 2012 12:27 PM EDT
The ban on capital punishment -- life without the chance for parole will become the state's maximum punishment -- will apply only to future inmates, not those already on death row.
Judge Fights Back Against Obama's Supreme Court Remarks -- With Homework
April 04 2012 5:06 PM EDT
A federal judge is retaliating against what he says was an inappropriate comment on the judiciary by President Barack Obama, and he is doing so with an unusual tactic: he assigned administration lawyers to do homework.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 Other Accused 9/11 Plotters Face Death Penalty Trial
April 04 2012 3:01 PM EDT
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four accused co-conspirators face possible imposition of the death penalty when they're tried by a U.S. military commission.
Pelosi Predicts Supreme Court OK Of Health Care Law
April 04 2012 2:57 PM EDT
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House of Representatives, said the Affordable Care Act was written in an iron clad way to withstand constitutional review.
Oaksterdam Raid: Marijuana Advocates Vow to Reopen Princeton of Pot
April 04 2012 9:32 AM EDT
Medical marijuana advocates on Tuesday vowed to reopen a San Francisco-area college devoted to cannabis cultivation and known as the Princeton of Pot a day after federal agents shut down the school in a raid.
Tokyo chefs swell with anger over new blowfish laws
April 03 2012 7:38 PM EDT
With a scoop of a net Tokyo chef Naohito Hashimoto selects a poisonous blowfish, considered a delicacy in Japan, and with a few deft strokes of his gleaming knife starts the delicate process of preparing it for a customer.
Obama To Supreme Court: Don't Go Back To New Deal Days
April 03 2012 4:13 PM EDT
President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to strike down an economic law like the Affordable Care Act since before the New Deal.
Health Care Hearings Barely Change Opinion Of Supreme Court, Law: Poll
April 03 2012 1:08 PM EDT
A poll showed more Americans still hold the same view of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act despite last week's six hours of oral arguments in a high-profile case.
Obama Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Health Care Law
April 02 2012 5:58 PM EDT
I'm confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step in overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress, the president said.